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    after painting and in a hurry dont bother cleaning brushes and rollers just stick them in a freezer bag twist and pop in the freezer when needed take out give them 10 min and away you go.

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    Re: brushes and rollers

    good post m8
    ill try that next time im painting

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    Re: brushes and rollers

    Nice one. Does this work for gloss also? Gloss is oil based where emulsion is water based?

    Going to try this next time also. Thanks !!

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    Re: brushes and rollers

    providing the bag is air tight there is no need to even put them in a freezer.Just make sure the bag has no holes in it and put a elastic band around the bag and handle should be ok for a month or 2. I have done this many times and both roller and brush have been fine.

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    Re: brushes and rollers

    thanks mate , im 4ever buying new brushes and rollers, will try this weekend

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    Re: brushes and rollers

    another way to store brushes with oil based paints on them is simply leave them in water - just flick the water off before you use it - stays soft for months

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    Re: brushes and rollers

    Sweet mate i am actually in the process of decorating at the moment and this would real prove to be handy as every time i go to decorate i buy new brushes and i am into conserving things or giving them more uses. So i too will be trying this one out!

    Thanks for the tip "blueeyes"

    I actually recently did this idea of sealing wall paper paste we mixed up but didnt use and it was good for 3 days anyway (as we had used it all by then)
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    Re: brushes and rollers

    works a treat with gloss

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    Re: brushes and rollers

    doesnt it make the freezer stink

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    Re: brushes and rollers

    another thing you can do is simply wrap the roller or brush in cling film.

    works a =treat, but you should always make sure that you make a nixce tight seal or you will get a dry part rendering it scrap.

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    Re: brushes and rollers

    im a decorator it only takes five mins to wash out a roller but we do bag up rollers if using same colour next day also we use a brush box for oil brushes this keeps oil brushes soft for years and you just take a brush out of the box and straight into your paint but theyre quite expensive so the tip about water is good or clean them out

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    Re: brushes and rollers

    yep , agree with leo , bag for rollers if your using same colour regularly , use brushmate box for oil based , dead convenient if your using every day

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    everytime ive used my brish i just put it in a cup full of water and leave it till the next time i never new u could put it in the freezer first ive heard about that so thank u very much cause ime always painting and that will make my work alot easyier 4 me.

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    lool i just cant believe how bone idle some of you are freezing a paint brush ffs by the time you wrap it up you could clean it out and tbh if its not a quality brush throw it away

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    Talking Re: brushes and rollers

    dont be lazy
    do wot i do get the wife to clean them

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    Re: brushes and rollers

    got a long way togo on the home improvements but thanks for the bagged roller tip, helped a treat! i don't recommend the freezer suggestion though...it makes the whole box smell like paint Hidden Content

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    Re: brushes and rollers

    It does work but I had to wait well over an hour for the brushes and roller to thaw out,

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    Re: brushes and rollers

    You could buy the cheapo brushes and rollers, not bother washing them and buy new each time

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    Do you do this after you have had you dinner also,, to save on cleaning ths dishs,

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    Re: brushes and rollers

    You dont need to stick them in the freezer, I was working with painters there and they just stick all the rollers in plastic bags and tape them shut and the paint stays fresh for a few weeks as long as the bag isnt full of air Hidden Content .

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