Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The Paintbrush Myth
Mandy loves to paint. And paint. And paint. And paint some more. You give her a room and a new brush and she's off to buy another gallon. Note I said "new brush". Most of our paint projects start with new brushes. And not intentionally. She always intends on washing them out. But there's always one more coat or touch up spot. So the brush goes into a plastic bag, wrapped up, ready for the next session.
It's a good theory: keep the brush wrapped up so it stays wet and you don't have to wash it out. It works pretty well, and saves time between coats. And after the last coat, if you don't have time right then to wash out the brush, just wrap it up again until you have a few spare moments later in the day. And that's where the myth kicks in. The spare moments never come, and later in the day turns to the next day, then later that week, and then before you know it, the wet brush has turned into another plastic-wrapped paint mallet to add to the collection.
Posted by Trevor Beyeler