Staalmeester Brush Tips - How to Get Your Money Out of Your Brush
We all know that blissful feeling when we unwrap a new paint brush, especially brushes as nice as those in the Staalmeester collection for Fusion Mineral Paint. These brushes are a bit pricey so what steps should we take to keep them functional for years?
When starting off with a new or dry brush submerge into water to the ferrule briefly just to dampen the bristles. Give the bristles including the string a squeeze so that the brush is barely damp.
Dip your brush into the paint only half way up the bristles, otherwise it is too much paint on the brush, and clean up will be more work.
Should you notice any brush strokes, you have too much paint on your brush.For more info on how to avoid brush strokes see this article.
You don’t want to see paint dripping off your brush, you want enough that when you go to apply the brush, it doesn’t drag across, but slides nicely across without minimal effort.
To clean your Staalmeester brushes, we recommend using Fusion's all natural Brush Soap, the must have product for anyone who loves to paint.
Made from naturally refined linseed oil, a derivative of flax seed, Fusion™ Linseed Soap safely cleans and conditions all of your artist brushes.
You only need a pea size amount. You simply squirt it into the palm of your hand, wet your brush and then lather it up.
Be sure to get the soap right up into the center of the brush. I find using a little warm water and running the brush under the tap every so often really helps.
Using this will leave your brush conditioned and ready to work another day. It will help your brush in holding paint well and allowing it to slide nicely onto whatever you are working on.