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Paint brush holders

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    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, December 21, 2003 8:49 PM
I bought a 99 cent glass fish bowl at Michaels and filled it 3/4 of the way with dry rice. Then I just stick the brushes in and the rice will hold them up. Best thing is that it only cost about $2 and looks kinda professional. Cool [8D]
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, December 4, 2003 8:30 AM
Art supply stores have spiral metal holders with drip trays. After cleaning your brush shape the tip using spit and hang upside down in the spiral holder. anything left in the brush will not run down into the ferrule (sp) and gravity helps keep the tip shape. PS-the holder suspends the brush off the surface-resting a brush on its tip is a killer.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 3, 2003 10:30 PM
I like to keep it simple, a piece of strofoam from the craft store. It also makes a great tool holder. Easy to access.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, December 1, 2003 6:46 PM
Long term storage = sealable plastic tube.

Short term(in use) = Brush drying/hanging rack.
for the guys that don't know it .

Bottom is a metal bowl for thinner and washing brushes, attached to
this is a rod with a spring on a 90 degree angle, to store the brush you
simply push the handle into the spring and it hangs bristle down over the metal bowl.
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  • From: Central USA
Posted by qmiester on Monday, December 1, 2003 6:26 PM
I use one of the small Pringles cans
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, November 30, 2003 4:04 AM
I use the tall pill bottles for my brushes, hobby knifes, and pens. However, I like the idea of the straws. That would help keep them upright and make bristle (sp?) identification easier.

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Posted by David Voss on Saturday, November 29, 2003 11:40 AM
I just use a plain 'ol coffee cup. It's very solid, thick sides and a lot of weight to it. Would be difficult to knock over. When I first started painting figs, I would put the protective sleeve back on. After a couple times catching the bristles I said forget it. Well that and having someone take off all the sleeves, I wasn't about to sit there and match them all up.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 29, 2003 12:16 AM
I use the stuff florists use for flowers,,,,,, styrafoam stuff... works great
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 29, 2003 12:04 AM
i've been using old bic ink pens for years.let me explain. take an old pen, pull off the end with the ball, and most small brushes will slide right in. i have 13 taped to the side of my bench, bristles up, and there real easy to identify and easy to put away.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, October 26, 2003 3:49 PM
additionally use the protective tip cases for small brushes at 5zeros, 10 zeros for sure in order not to bend the bristles.
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Posted by berny13 on Sunday, October 26, 2003 12:33 PM
After a home project, I had some scrap two inch PVC pipe left over. I cut them into six inch lengths and glued card stock to the bottom. I sanded the stock down so as to make the bottom look nice. I have several just setting on my modeling desk and several on a shelf in my model room. I even have one glued to the table leg of the desk.


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  • From: Maine,USA
Posted by dubix88 on Friday, October 24, 2003 4:59 PM
I got this from a magazine so dont giv me any credit. I have an old yogurt cantainer and i went to Mickey D's and got a handfull of straws.(i didnt steal them, i intend on giving them back lol) I cut the straws to the correct length to fit into my yogurt container and i slip my brushes into those. It would probably work better in an empty can of veggies but i am to cheap to throw away a perfectly useful yogurt container.

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Posted by maffen on Friday, October 24, 2003 2:43 PM
hi there, for storing my brushes i'm useing a toothbrush beker with different compartments and clueded on the bottom with silicone a pice of scrapwood i had laying around for stability , works great and my brushes are sorted in four different packs .Big Smile [:D]
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  • From: Pominville, NY
Posted by BlackWolf3945 on Thursday, October 23, 2003 4:03 PM
I've used tackle boxes and other specialty art boxes of all sorts. But what works best for me?

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Posted by Woody on Monday, October 20, 2003 5:02 PM
I went out and found the biggest Plano tackle box I could find, to store most of my modeling tools including my brushs. When I'm using them I stand them bristle end up in a tin cup. After I'm done with them I put the plastic sleeve back over the tip and stow them in my tool(tackle) box.

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, October 20, 2003 3:30 PM
I have a desktop caddy which has places for paints...holds all the Jars except Tamiya...that has a place for brushes. I think I got it at Wally World for around $5...Just be sure to store your bristles UP! Tongue [:P]
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    July 2003
  • From: Dahlonega, Georgia
Posted by lizardqing on Monday, October 20, 2003 2:55 PM
I have a plastic tool bax that has a storage compartment on the lid that holds all the brushes I have plus lots of other small parts and tools.
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  • From: USA
Paint brush holders
Posted by Awasoda on Monday, October 20, 2003 2:51 PM
I jsut got some new paint brushes but I have no where to put them. What are the storage units you guys use?
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