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The Easy Way To Clean Paint Brushes And Roller Covers
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Post# 1039759   7/28/2019 at 20:23 (1,668 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        

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I had three people helping me all day and we completely repainted and stained the screened porch inside and out, eight gallons of finish in three different colors.


I could never see why anyone would throw away a paint brush or even a roller cover when you can clean them for less than 50 cents in a Front Load or Calypso washer.


We also used a Wagner air-less paint sprayer which I had to wash by hand.


John L.


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Post# 1039760 , Reply# 1   7/28/2019 at 20:31 (1,668 days old) by IowaBear (Cedar Rapids, IA)        

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Ha!  Good idea, but I could never bring myself to put paint brushes in my Neptune.


If I had an extra "garage washer" for rags I would do it.


Good brushes are expensive and worth preserving no matter how you clean them.  I've seen people treat expensive brushes as one-time disposables because they were too lazy or didn't know how to clean them.

Post# 1040045 , Reply# 2   7/30/2019 at 17:06 (1,666 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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John, you are truly a madman, LOL! I'm sure the Calypso gave those brushes and rollers a lot of nice bouncy wash action in plenty of water--but I wouldn't want them tumbling around in a circa-2019 HE front loader.

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