Use The Bottom Half Of A Spray Cleaner Bottle To Soak Paintbrushes
I needed to soak a paintbrush in paint thinner overnight to clean it. While it’s said that used paint thinner is still usable, my goal was to use as little new paint thinner as possible, and no typical container really met that goal.
I find it hard to believe no one else has ever thought of it, but none of the most popular internet articles and instructional videos suggest using the bottom half of a spray cleaner bottle. In fact one of the more popular videos – by someone who obviously had a lot more experience than me – illustrated how one can balance a cylindrical can on its edge precariously so that the gasoline he put inside the can would soak more of the paintbrush.
We had dozens of different spray cleaners – 409, Lysol, generic brands, and a near-empty Frosch-brand cleaner. The Frosch bottle had a thinner profile, fit the paintbrush like a glove, and worked perfectly.