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Cleaning brushes
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Dennis Weatherly

Total Topics: 73
Total Posts: 654
The very nice DaVinci 5080 brush I've been using has worked great so far. But I have noticed that it was getting rather stiff, even after a thorough cleaning with warm water. Not wanting to ruin a good (and expensive) brush, I went back to the store where I purchased it and asked about brush care.

Turns out they carry several products for cleaning and conditioning brushes. The lady explained that even though I was using water-bourne products and rinsing the brush well, there was still paint up in the bristles. She sold me an organic product called SavvySoap Hand and Brush Cleaner to use. The drill is to rinse the brush well in warm water, them massage the bristles with the soap, using my fingers to work it deep into the bristles. Then another thorough rinsing, followed by shaping the bristles and allowing it to dry.

After two cleanings the flexibility is much better than before. I'm afraid I may have done some permanent damage to this brush, but it is still working well enough to finish the guitar.

Jan 16, 10 | 10:12 pm
Bill Cory

Total Topics: 158
Total Posts: 3584
Thanks for that post Dennis -- I've been using that brush for a couple of years and noticed the same effect. I'll get some SavvySoap!

Jan 17, 10 | 11:56 am
nehsgolfer

Total Topics: 4
Total Posts: 47
Where do I get a Da Vinci 5080 brush and how expensive are they??
Harold

Jan 17, 10 | 1:03 pm
Dennis Weatherly

Total Topics: 73
Total Posts: 651
I got mine from a local artist's supply store called Art Media. It was around $40 if I remember correctly.

Jan 17, 10 | 1:17 pm
Bill Cory

Total Topics: 158
Total Posts: 3584
Mine was about the same amount. I got it from DakotaArtPastels ( http://www.dakotabrushes.com/index_wc_flat_synth_davinci.asp) and the one I use is the 1 7/8". Looks like it's about $32. now, plus shipping.

Bill

Jan 18, 10 | 11:43 am
Dennis Weatherly

Total Topics: 73
Total Posts: 651
The one I have is a #50, which I think means 50mm wide. That's right at 2 inches.

Jan 18, 10 | 1:10 pm
naccoachbob

Total Topics: 26
Total Posts: 257
If you apply 3 coats a day, do you clean the brush after each coat? Or wait until the end of the day?

Feb 05, 10 | 2:27 pm
Dennis Weatherly

Total Topics: 73
Total Posts: 651
I have tried it both ways - cleaning the brush every time when doing multiple coats in a day, or just suspending the brush in clean water between coats. Both ways seemed to work fine. The only gotcha was making sure to get most of the water out of the brush before starting the next coat. I carefully pressed it between pads of paper towels to absorb the water.

Feb 05, 10 | 3:31 pm
naccoachbob

Total Topics: 26
Total Posts: 257
Thanks Dennis, that makes a bunch of sense (water-based and all).
That'll work great.

Feb 05, 10 | 3:36 pm



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