How To Clean Acrylic Paint Brushes?

How To Clean Your Dried Acrylic Paint Brushes?

Today, I’m going to show you how to take red acrylic paint out of your paintbrushes. So as you can see, this paintbrush here is very drugged with acrylic, and I cannot move it, and it’s not usable anymore. But I’m going to show you how to get this to new.

Take dried acrylic brushes

I have three different brushes to show you. This one is one of the brushes that I’ve left for three months. Yes, I know that sounds very, very horrible to say. But I’m not the only person in the world who has sent this, so we can save these and bring them back to life.

This is my second brush; it’s not that bad. But at the very bottom, it’s still you can still see the tiny brushes. It is like a shank, just kidding.

But the third one is not as bad as the other two. This one’s a cheap one from Michael’s that I bought a while ago. I only used it for a tiny little canvas, and I left it out for two days. You can see that it’s spending, but it’s not the way.


If you want to get this brush to look new and make it look like this, please keep watching, and I hope you enjoy it alright. Our Holy Grail deriving your brushes is this brush cleaner called brush cleaner and restored by the brand Windsor Newton. I got mine at Michael’s with a coupon, and it came out to be about seven dollars. You will need a glass container, and I have this old one lying around. So I’m going to use this try not using a plastic container because it will eat the plastic out, and we don’t want that, and you also need your paintbrush.

Scrape off the paint

So you’re going to start by pouring one floor for that cleanser solution into your glass container. I will continue to put our brushes in this cleanser, and it will take a while to start doing anything. I think it took me about maybe fifteen to twenty minutes to see anything move, so have patience. Leave the brush in there and let it soak up; once you let it soak up, see that we have a little bit of movement in there. You can see all that nastiness of the old paint that I’ve had in there for three months. I know. I can’t believe I left that in there for three months.

Soak it up

You’re going to get a scraping tool and try to scrape off all that paint that you left there. It’s going to be a little bit difficult. Trying not to tug at it real hard, and you don’t want to mess up the brush. So you can see I’m gently scraping off all that dry paint.

I’m going to go back into the solution: soak it up, take off all that excess, try to paint that I just scraped off, and you can see. Now I’m bending it. Go ahead and get a dry towel or a napkin and take off all that solution and you can start to see that it’s bending now. You see all the indent marks that I was doing on my skin. Now we have something, but this is just a repetitive process. You’re just going to go back, soak it in, then going to scrape. It is not going to dry it, and then you get this. It’s incredible what this solution can do for you.

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Cleaning completed

I’m so happy with the results. It’s not too brand new how I got my brush initially, but I can now use it. Okay, so this other brush is the same process. You know we’re going to go ahead and soak it in. This took a little bit quicker to do; you can see now that it split up in the solution has done greatness to this.

I’m going to go ahead and scrape it off. You see how it’s brand-new look at that I thought I would have to buy new brushes and this is the cheap brush that I got from Michaels and what do you know it worked. I’m using the same solution, so I don’t waste so much product going ahead and scraping all that nastiness off. As you can see, I’m so happy that this worked; you can see that it’s now bendable like how it’s supposed to be. It looks new, so here’s a result see guys, and I am so happy with this product, and it only cost me about seven dollars with the coupon I got mine at Michael’s, so I recommend this for everybody.—by Luz Galmiche

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