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xx   BRUSH

Two techniques for cleaning your paint brushes.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Sep 1985 (v.1#3) pg. 17

Tip on identifying top quality synthetic bristle brushes.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #17 Nov-Dec 1990 pg. 7

Choosing and using a finish brush. Looks at bristle variations, typical brush construction, preparing a brush, cleaning a brush, etc.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #26 May-Jun 1992 pg. 62

Tip describes using kerosene as a reusable brush cleaner.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #30 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 18

Makeshift brushes or glue applicators from bamboo chopsticks.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #36 Jan-Feb 1994 pg. 22

Tip on storing brushes covered with oil-based paints or varnish in a freezer.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #37 Mar-Apr 1994 pg. 26

How to clean and care for a quality finishing brush.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #61 Oct 1997 pg. 92

Tip on using two brushes when finishing a large, flat surface in order to get rid of drips and sags on edges.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #82 Oct 2000 pg. 104

Tip on adapting paint brushes to reach into tight places by cutting off the handle and attaching a shop-built, low-angle handle.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #89 Oct 2001 pg. 14

A guide to paintbrushes and rollers.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1971 (v.49#12) pg. H10 (106+)

How to restore an old paint brush.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1979 (v.57#1) pg. F6 (140+)

Tips on cleaning and storing paintbrushes and rollers.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1981 (v.59#3) pg. G4

How to clean and care for paint brushes.
BOYS' LIFE Oct 1979 (v.69#10) pg. 74

Brush selection and brushing techniques to achieve a perfect finish every time.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Apr 1999 (v.22#6) pg. 28

How to choose the right paint tools for the job. Looks at brushes, rollers, pads, etc.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1995 (v.18#5) pg. 57

Trick for cleaning varnish or oil-based paint from brushes relies on using three containers of solvent to get the maximum utilization and least toxic waste.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1995 (v.19#3) pg. 11
Added Info CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1996 (v.19#5) pg. 8

What you should know about brushes and rollers.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #91 Apr 1966 (v.16#2) pg. 50

All about painting. Part 3. Paint application methods. How to use brushes and rollers.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #119 Aug 1970 (v.20#6) pg. 32

How to choose a paint brush.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #131 Dec 1971 (v.21#9) pg. 54

How to select a good brush and tips on caring for brushes.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #144 Apr 1973 (v.23#4) pg. 44

Paint brushes: How to choose the kind that gives you the best paint job.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #175 Sep 1976 (v.26#7) pg. 34

How to clean a paint brush.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #210 Jul-Aug 1980 (v.30#6) pg. 98

Tip: How to straighten the bristles of a paintbrush.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #220 Jul-Aug 1981 (v.31#6) pg. 108

Tip on cleaning oil paint brushes with paint solvent followed by "Mr.Clean".
FAMILY HANDYMAN #228 Apr 1982 (v.32#4) pg. 117

Tips on buying paint tools. Selecting paint roller, brush, pad, and airless sprayer.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #238 Apr 1983 (v.33#4) pg. 44

Tip: How to clean paint brushes with kerosene, soap and water, and fabric softener.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #248 Apr 1984 (v.34#4) pg. 157

Using tools. Selecting the best paintbrush.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #249 May-Jun 1984 (v.34#5) pg. 18

Tip: Use mineral spirits to eliminate all water from a freshly cleaned latex paint brush.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #268 Apr 1986 (v.36#4) pg. 136

Tip: Use an empty "baby wipe" container to store a paintbrush.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #297 Apr 1989 (v.39#4) pg. 111

Make this simple hanger to hold paint brushes while they drip dry after cleaning.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #301 Sep 1989 (v.39#8) pg. 88

Tip on using the same plastic milk jug to both clean paint brushes and funnel the cleaning liquid back into its container.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #309 Jun 1990 (v.40#6) pg. 80

Tip: Raised hardware-cloth bottom for a coffee can improves the cleaning of paint brushes.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #312 Oct 1990 (v.40#9) pg. 35

Tip shows how to fashion a wire hook on the handle of a paint brush so it can hang on the side of a paint can.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #336 Mar 1993 (v.43#3) pg. 93

Tip on softening cleaned paint brushes by soaking in laundry softener.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #351 Sep 1994 (v.44#8) pg. 87

Tip on softening stiff paint brushes with hair conditioner.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #352 Oct 1994 (v.44#9) pg. 55

Possible way to salvage brushes hardened with paint and varnish noted.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #364 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 (v.46#1) pg. 13

Cleaning paint rollers and brushes so they'll last almost forever.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #368 May 1996 (v.46#5) pg. 19

Choosing a good paint, stain and trim brush.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #390 Jul-Aug 1998 (v.48#7) pg. 50

Cleaning paint brushes. (1) Water-based finishes and latex paint. (2) Oil-based varnishes and paint. (3) Petrified brushes.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #398 May 1999 (v.49#5) pg. 56

Tips on selecting and cleaning paint brushes.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #14 Apr-May 1983 pg. 14

Tip: Use kerosene instead of paint thinner to clean brushes.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #15 Jun-Jul 1983 pg. 18

Tip: Make a paintbrush carrier from a flat plastic jug and an old belt.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #21 Jun-Jul 1984 pg. 16

Tips on keeping a paint or varnish brush soft and ready for use without cleaning.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #62 Aug-Sep 1990 pg. 30

Cleaning paintbrushes and rollers.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #88 Apr-May 1994 pg. 66
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #90 Aug-Sep 1994 pg. 4

Choosing, using and maintaining paintbrushes.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #112 Oct-Nov 1997 pg. 80
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #114 Feb-Mar 1998 pg. 12
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #115 Apr-May 1998 pg. 12

Tip on quickly removing water from a paintbrush after cleaning.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #114 Feb-Mar 1998 pg. 30

Paintbrush garage. Store an oil-based paint brush for weeks at a time without cleaning using this 2 bucket arrangement.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #120 Dec 1998-Jan 1999 pg. 32

Tip: Four-jar paintbrush cleaning method described.
FINE WOODWORKING #51 Mar-Apr 1985 pg. 4

Paintbrush compass for painting accurate circles and arcs.
FINE WOODWORKING #51 Mar-Apr 1985 pg. 16

Tip on converting coffee cans with plastic lids to help clean paintbrushes.
FINE WOODWORKING #79 Nov-Dec 1989 pg. 16

Tip on using less solvent to soak a hardened paintbrush.
FINE WOODWORKING #109 Nov-Dec 1994 pg. 20

Finishing brushes. A top-quality finish starts with the right brush. How brushes are made, brush shapes, brush cleaning, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #116 Jan-Feb 1996 pg. 54

Three-bath brush-cleaning system.
FINE WOODWORKING #118 May-Jun 1996 pg. 14

Paintbrush primer. What makes a good brush. Six steps to easy brush cleaning.
HOME MECHANIX #689 Sep 1985 (v.81) pg. 23

Tip: An old coffee urn serves to store paint brush cleaning fluid. Sediment settles out below the spout.
HOMEOWNER Dec 1983 (v.8#7) pg. 58

A guide to paint applicators (brushes, rollers, pads and spray guns) and how to select the right one for the job.
HOMEOWNER Sep 1985 (v.10#7) pg. 78

Tip on cleaning paint brushes.
HOMEOWNER Jun 1989 (v.14#5) pg. 62

Proper painting. How to select the right tools. Tips on brushes, rollers, pads and powered devices.
HOMEOWNER Jan-Feb 1991 (v.16#1) pg. 58

Care for your paint brushes by throughly cleaning, trimming and wrapping in plastic.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #2 Summer 1976 (v.1#2) pg. 86

How to clean paint brushes.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1979 (v.4#3) pg. 107

Tip: How to sand the bristle tips of a new paint brush to make it work better.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1981 (v.6#4) pg. 14

How to break in a paint brush before using it to paint with.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #485 Oct 1968 (v.64) pg. 130

The care and grooming of a paintbrush. How to clean, wash and dry brushes.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #647 Apr 1982 (v.78) pg. 38

Tip: How to keep a paintbrush or sponge applicator from drying out between applications of polyurethane.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #670 Mar 1984 (v.80) pg. 10

Tip: How to store paintbrushes for a few days between sessions so the bristles stay soft, don't get bent and are kept free of pigment.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Apr 1974 (v.2#4) pg. 2

Tip on how to avoid cleaning paint brushes between sessions of a paint job by wrapping them in foil and storing them in the freezer.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Aug 1978 (v.6#8) pg. 95

Tip: How to restore the original shape of paintbrush bristles.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jun 1979 (v.7#6) pg. 71

Tip: don't use a natural bristle paint brush with water-based latex paint.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Feb 1980 (v.8#2) pg. 18

One gallon covers... Part 2. Choosing equipment. A look at wet pads, spraying, air spraying, rollers, brushes, and miscellaneous equipment.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1980 (v.8#11) pg. 159

Tip: Store paint brushes in freezer to eliminate need to clean them.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1984 (v.12#1) pg. 33
Added Info OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May 1984 (v.12#4) pg. 88

Paintbrushes. How to recognize a good brush and select the right size and shape for the job.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May 1986 (v.14#4) pg. 171
Added Info OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Dec 1986 (v.14#10) pg. 460

Cleaning and maintaining paintbrushes. Removal of latex and oil/alkyd paints detailed, along with tips on restoring a "dead" brush.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May 1986 (v.14#4) pg. 174

Paint brush care. How to purchase a quality brush and keep it clean.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1991 (v.19#3) pg. 54

Tips on preventing paint from getting all the way up to the ferrule of a paintbrush (thus ruining the brush).
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1994 (v.22#7) pg. 14

Tip: Wrap masking tape around a good paint brush to prevent paint from collecting under the metal that holds the bristles to the handle.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1981 (v.28#11) pg. 14

All about paint brushes. Answers to some common questions.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1968 (v.129#5) pg. 160

How to pick the right painting tool for the job. How and when to use brushes, rollers and pads. Tips on cleaning included.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1978 (v.150#2) pg. 104

Tip: Make disposable brushes by pounding the end of bamboo stick until fibers separate.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1980 (v.154#3) pg. 15

Tip: Make your own small, special-purpose brushes using bristles cut from a brush and various lengths of metal tubing.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1980 (v.154#4) pg. 13

Tip: Use cellophane tape to keep paint brush ferrule free from paint.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1981 (v.155#1) pg. 146

How to use methyl chloride, a brush cleaner that works for all paints.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1982 (v.157#3) pg. 168

Tip: Convert a 1-lb. coffee can to a paintbrush soaker.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1986 (v.163#2) pg. 172

Paint brush selection and care. Some tips.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1986 (v.163#7) pg. 27

Professional paint brush cleaning.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1963 (v.182#5) pg. 156

Make your own "one time" paint brushes from polyurethane foam.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1968 (v.192#5) pg. 182

Modern latex paints contain other chemicals that WON'T wash out with water. Step-by-step instructions for proper cleaning of paint brushes.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1975 (v.206#3) pg. 120

How to clean and degunk rock-hard, paint-filled paint brushes. A look at various brush cleaning products and techniques.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1976 (v.209#4) pg. 176

From bucket to board. Choosing the right paint brush to apply a finish.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #105 Nov 1998 (v.18#5) pg. 64

How to clean a paint brush.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Mar 1964 (v.35#3) pg. 84

Paint brush basics. Advice on selecting a brush, cleaning a brush, applying the finish, etc.
SHOPNOTES #47 Sep 1999 (v.8) pg. 26

Formula for a solution to clean-up paint brushes.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #49 Jun-Jul 1986 pg. 92

Tip: Avoid cleaning brush between coats by placing in freezer.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #58 Dec 1987-Jan 1988 pg. 68

Supply varnish to your brush from a pump-type oil can connected with a vinyl tube.
SPORT AVIATION Aug 1989 (v.38#8) pg. 92

Tip: Use the wire screen from a kitchen strainer to help clean paint brushes in used solvent.
WOOD MAGAZINE #7 Oct 1985 (v.2#5) pg. 27

Tip on removing excess paint from a brush before cleaning.
WOOD MAGAZINE #9 Feb 1986 (v.3#1) pg. 20

Tip: Attach small plastic containers to the outside of your paint can as a "brush holder".
WOOD MAGAZINE #16 Apr 1987 (v.4#2) pg. 16

Tip: Use a recycled "wet wipe" container to suspend a paint brush in solvent without damaging the bristles.
WOOD MAGAZINE #29 Jun 1989 (v.6#3) pg. 18

Four nontoxic workshop mixtures. (1) Milk paint. (2) Paint remover. (3) Brush softener. (3) Stain remover.
WOOD MAGAZINE #44 Aug 1991 (v.8#5) pg. 68
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #51 Apr 1992 (v.9#3) pg. 8

Brush basics. How to select, use and clean this trusty finishing tool.
WOOD MAGAZINE #67 Jan 1994 (v.11#1) pg. 54

Disposable brushes. Advice on their selection for specific applications and the pros and cons of four brush types.
WOOD MAGAZINE #96 Apr 1997 (v.14#3) pg. 34

Tip suggests rubbing a hand cleaner into a brush after it has been cleaned in mineral spirits to keep it supple.
WOOD MAGAZINE #103 Feb 1998 (v.15#1) pg. 86

Tip on preserving expensive brushes after use with oil-based paint or finish.
WOOD MAGAZINE #121 Feb 2000 (v.17#1) pg. 6

Scrap wood jig for supporting a paintbrush upright in a container of solvent so that just the bristles are covered.
WOOD MAGAZINE #122 Mar 2000 (v.17#2) pg. 6

A brush with greatness. Advice on selecting, using and cleaning paint brushes.
WOOD MAGAZINE #142 Jun-Jul 2002 (v.19#4) pg. 16

Tip on using brush spinners to clean paint brushes.
WOODENBOAT #92 Jan-Feb 1990 pg. 4

Paintbrush care. A good brush is worth good care.
WOODENBOAT #99 Mar-Apr 1991 pg. 104

Cleaning brushes. Correct techniques for cleaning and storing paint brushes.
WOODSMITH #53 Oct 1987 pg. 22
Added Info WOODSMITH #54 Dec 1987 pg. 23

Tip describes how to get an airtight seal when mounting a brush in the cap of a polish jar, glue dispenser, ... etc.
WOODTURNING #47 Nov 1996 pg. 76

Finishing pollution. Ecologically correct ways to clean paint brush and spray gun, and to recycle the solvents.
WOODWORK #16 Jul-Aug 1992 pg. 68

Tip: Use a piece of rubber-backed carpet slipped over the handle of a paint brush to suspend the brush in cleaner and/or to prevent brush and finish from hardening in the jar during application.
WOODWORKER #1073 Apr 1983 (v.87) pg. 245

Tip: Use empty "moist towlette" containers to hold brushes in paint thinner without bending the bristles.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1989 (v.13#2) pg. 54

Choosing a good brush.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1993 (v.17#2) pg. 24

How to select a decent-quality brush for use with varnishes.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1996 (v.20#1) pg. 19

Choosing a paintbrush.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1964 (v.20#5) pg. 54

How to clean and store brushes.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1965 (v.21#1) pg. 50

Tip on cleaning oil-base paint from brushes using cooking oil.
WORKBENCH #255 Sep-Oct 1999 (v.55#5) pg. 20