Simple Solutions

How to Clean and Store Paintbrushes for Your Home

By: Joe Truini

If you buy quality paintbrushes and store them properly, they will last a long time. Here’s how to clean and store the paintbrushes in your home:

  1. Clean with warm soapy water after each use and allow to dry.
  2. Follow this by running a brush comb through the bristles to remove any dried paint chips.
  3. Wrap the brush in brown craft paper, fold the end over and secure it with a rubber band to the metal ferrule on the brush.
  4. Or store the brush in the cardboard sleeve that came with it.


Please Leave a Comment

We want to hear from you! In addition to posting comments on articles and videos, you can also send your comments and questions to us on our contact page or at (800) 946-4420. While we can't answer them all, we may use your question on our Today's Homeowner radio or TV show, or online at

 characters available

How to Clean and Store Paintbrushes for Your Home