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As a third-generation hardware store owner, licensed builder, and finish carpenter, my mission is to help you “do it right the first time!”  On this site, I share expert home and yard DIY advice in over 250 articles and videos. Feel free to dive in!

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  • Fastest Way to Clean Latex Paint Brush – Quick for Re-Using (12/18/2023) by Blair Gilbert

    I can quickly clean my brush for re-use of another color using a garden hose.

    Bad ones I rinse in a soapy bucket.

    Then use hose as a final rinse.

    Set a nozzle at lower pressure to avoid bristle damage or paint spread.

    Hold brush at-arms-length from you.

    Don’t spray hose up into the brush’s ferrule.

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