Tips For How To Take Care Of Watercolor Brushes

What you need to know

In this lesson you will learn a few tips for taking care of your watercolor brushes.

Buying quality materials is something you will eventually do if you get past the beginner stages. So, it's imperative to get the most out of your brushes.

If you take good care of them they'll last for decades.

Here are two tips for taking care of your watercolor brushes

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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