What are the recommendations for cleaning and maintenance of the brushes?
In order to ensure a better performance and a longer lifespan of the Borciani Bonazzi brushes, a few simple procedures are sufficient to preserve the shape and quality of these outstanding painting tools.
After each use, remove as much paint as possible with the help of a cloth: the right movement goes from the ferrule to the tip of the brush. Only after using nitrogen paint or synthesis paint, as a first step, dip the brush in a solvent a few times until all traces of paint are removed.
Then clean the brush in lukewarm water with Marseille soap or with the Borciani Bonazzi soap, a specific cleaning soap for artist paint brushes that comes in an easy-to-use aluminium box. This special neutral vegetable soap perfectly removes any paint leftovers and also preserves the shape of the brush.
The Borciani Bonazzi soap contains moisturising and hydrating agents which come from delicate natural essential oils and help to retain the shape of the brush tip after cleaning.
For the following step, rinse the brush under running water, making sure that no traces of paint are left on the ferrule and hair.
After reshaping the brush to its original form using your fingers and draining excessive water from the tip, let the brush dry on its own at room temperature.
Always store your paint brush upright with the hair facing up, making sure the tip does not touch any surface as that may change its shape, especially when still wet.
Finally, don’t forget to sprinkle a dry moth-killing product among the brushes before storing the brush for a longer period.