How to take care of your brushes?

Brushes, whether they are natural or synthetic hair, need some essential steps for their care. And not only to extend their useful life but also to secure brushes as an optimal tool capable of maintaining the shape. Only a well-preserved brush will allow high quality art work. This is why we want to give you a few tips to look after your Escoda brushes:

How to take care of your brushes?

1. Cleaning

For us, we take care of our brushes as we would do with our own hair. After every use, the best thing is to clean up every brush that has been used. Start by rinsing the brush in a glass with water and then applying some soap to remove the paint until the foam is colorless. Rub the brush against your hand to remove the soap foam and rinse it again. For brush cleaning, we recommend the use of soap for brushes Escoda made with extra virgin olive oil.

2. Conditioning

When the brush is clean it is time to condition it. You can do this by applying some extra virgin olive oil, and putting the hair in the original position to ensure the maintenance of the form. Having hydrated and pointy tip hair will allow you more precision in your work. With the cream soap and conditioner Escoda you can clean and condition your brushes all at once because of the traditional elaboration with potassium soap and vegetable oils that do not contain perfumes, colorants, or bleach.

3. Drying

When you have your clean and conditioned brushes it is the moment to dry them. Grab a towel or paper to remove the humidity in the hair and let them air dry horizontally.

Common mistakes to avoid:

- Don't leave the brushes with paint because you risk the paint drying on them which will be very hard to remove and get back to the original form.

- Don't leave the brushes immersed in water with the hair crushed in the background because they will lose shape. Also, avoid wetting the crimp and the handle because getting water can cause them to be ruined.

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