How To Take Care Of Watercolor Brushes

Learn a few tips on how to take care of watercolor brushes

It surprises me how many artists don't know how to take care of watercolor brushes. Beginners tend to dive into any new endeavor and invest lots of time and money. Experienced artists typically have the need for quality materials and in most cases deserve them.

In any case buying quality materials is something you will eventually do if you get past the beginner burnout stage. So, it's imperative to get the most out of your brushes.

If you take good care of them they'll last for decades. And that makes the investment worth every dime!

Tip #1
Use tape to seal the top of ferrule. This will help keep water from seeping between the ferrule and wood handle. If water settles there it will eventually rot the wood and cause the bristles to fall out.

Tip #2
Lay the brushes down flat when drying. If you store your brushes upright gravity could cause water to seep down into ferrule. As you know now this will ruin your brushes and shorten their lifespan.

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How To Take Care Of Watercolor Brushes - Beginner Lesson For Watercolor Painting