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If one of your brushes gets completely messed up (such as being stored against something, bending the bristles ) what do you do?
i have a really nice brush, but i dont know what happened and half of the hairs on the brush split from another half of the brush. so, whenever i paint, i get double images. can you fix this in any way? is there anyway to make the bristles straight again?
There are two things U can try. One if it is a natural hair brush (sable etc) then leave it for awhile (an hr or so) in hair conditioner (yup the same stuff that gives u a nice full bodied head of hair) or if it not too far over the edge get a good brush soap, not the liquid brush soap although it is very effective in cleaing ur brushes, and give ur brush a really good cleaning then leave enough soap in ur brush so that u can reshape it, leave it overnight and see if that works. I have revitalized a few brushes in these ways. If it is a synthetic brush well I got bad news for u... reach into ur pocket pull out some $$$ and go buy a natural hair brush... get a pair of scissors and cut the bristles off the synthetic brush and use them for tall grass on ur next base (always recycle )
Hope this helps
The first thing, is good brush care. I make sure that my brushes are washed with soap after every use and often. The trick is to avoid paint from getting into the neck of the brush, this is caused by over use or the lack of care, as dipping it repeatedly into paint will build up over time. Thought, I regard this only to my most expensive brushes, I often negate it with my more expendable brushes.
But bent tips dose not spell the end of a brush. No, you will find many more uses for such brushes. They are perfect for drybrushing, and if you turn it the other way, they are good for getting paint into the little cracks, between the armor. And after all that, they can be used to lay down PVA glue. So, don't throw away those brushes, there is always a job for the bendy brushes.
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i agree, there are many uses for a messed up brush. My detail brush got messed up so i cut off some bristles and now it works better.
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And when it's so bad you can't even paint PVA glue with it, make terrain or standardpoles from the wood!
My night goblin standard is made of brushwood
wicked rock: i never get wood brushes, when they get slightly wet and you don't dry them, they rot or they start splintering. get plastic brushes people, its better. (in my opinion at least)
it seems hopeless for my brush, i was gonna get new ones anyways.
Try putting the brush in water, it helps keep it together. I'm not sure about the conditioner, never tried it. You should try to be proactive, to prevent the problem before it happens though. Take good care of your brushes, especially the expensive (over 10 bucks) ones.