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Avoid Cleaning Your Paintbrush or Roller

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Cleaning paintbrushes is hard work. And it's impossible to clean paint rollers. You just have to throw them out.

But if you know you'll be returning to your paint work before long, you can either do either of two things:

  • Wrap the brush or roller in a plastic bag and put in the freezer. This should preserve the brush or roller indefinitely.
  • If you don't the idea of putting brushes in a food zone, you can still wrap them in plastic and keep outside at room temperature. Just make sure the plastic is airtight. This should preserve the brush or roller for a few days.
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