I have been spending a lot of money lately on brushes, as I've just started doing model ships.
I've been using paint thinner purchased at a local hardware store to get paint off the brushes to reuse them when i need to use a different color. This seems to have an effect on the integrity of the brushes. Sometimes the bristles get "spread out" and no longer have a fine point, sometimes they just won't hold paint afterwards. Is there a certain kind of cleaner that's used for cleaning brushes/paint for model building?
So here are some questions:1) What are the best "brand" of brushes? I've noticed nylon, sable and some other types. Which should I use.
2) What is the best method to use the same brushes when I need to use lots of different colors? Should I buy one set of brushes for each color?3) If I don't need a set dedicated to a specific color, what kind of cleaner should I use to prepare them for re-use?
4) What is the best method to clean the brushes? Is soaking them in paint thinner for a few hours destorying my brushes?
I'm sorry if these questions are naive or lacking common sense or if they can be found in the group's archive. But I've found a great hobby here and I would like to be involved in this community as much as possible.
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