I have been meaning to post my thoughts on this magical brush wizardry sooner but between one thing and another, I have neglected to do so. A friend and I were discussing brushes and their merits when they mentioned their artificer brush had split. I asked what they used to maintain them, which was met with a question. Maintain them?? And so, here we are.
Mine has been well used now and so it has a splash of nuln oil on the lid. I would get through so many more brushes without this wonderful sorcerery. So, how do you use this magic?
Open the tub and use the brush you want to clean to scoop some water into it. Rub up a good lather onto the brush so that all the bristles are covered. This soap has the bonus of smelling like lemons, so is extra nice.
I then tend to rub the brush on the back of my hand, just to make sure that I get all the bristles covered but that is an option really. Then rinse the brush and you’ll find that the point has been restored and preserved. I have brought several old brushes back to ‘life’ with this soap. It costs a little at first but I have had this tub for over a year now and I am not even half way through. Without it, I would have spent far more on new brushes so it was worth every penny.