Keeping brush clean...

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by windyman, Apr 18, 2012.

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  1. windyman

    windyman Well-Known Member
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    What do you lot do (if anything) to keep your brush clean?

    I was thinking of soaking mine in pure water on a weekend while I'm not working. Would that work do you think?
     
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  2. simon

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    thats the best way & i used to do it but to be honest its been a long time since i did anything more than run my hand over it to get cobwebs off & never had any probs
     
  3. Alex Gardiner

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    Because brushes are generally used to clean glass they have to be fairly clean for standard use (unless cleaning cladding or picking up muck on the floor of the van). Usually I just brush off any loose bits if needed or if I have picked up muck on the brush I quickly rinse them under a jet of water. I have never found the need to soak the brushes.
     
  4. Masons

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    I've never maintained a brush.... :| Never had problems..... :|

    5years wfp.... ;)
     
  5. Shiny

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    I always leave brushes soaking in pure water over ***ht, I was advised to do this when I first started so done it from day one
     
  6. badbusdriver

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    I was advised when i started to leave brushes soaking in pure water ove***ht, but only once every couple of weeks. Having said that, i havnt done it for well over 2 years now, so it cant be all that important, never had any problems!.
     
  7. koopmaster

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    I have only had my 2 poles for a few weeks now and one was full of white paint bit yesterday. I just rinsed it with pure water and gave it a shake. I think with the water always flushing the brush it generally stays clean.
     
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    i had to blast mine with a hose to get flaky paint out if it the other day. then i soaked it as suggested on here. it worked very well..
     
  9. Richard

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    Cleaning traffic grime from windows & frames will (eventually) leave an oily deposit on the brush filaments, which can be one cause for spotting.

    Only soaking the brush in water won’t remove any oil, you should clean the brush with a suitable detergent/soap to allow the oil and water to mix so any oil can be removed from the brush filaments.

    Brushes are not entirely self cleaning and its wrong to think so, oil is just one example; compare a new or cleaned brush to a used brush that hasn’t been cleaned. Periodically cleaning your wfp brush is good for business; you will be more confident and clean faster knowing the brush you are using is clean.

    Richard
     
  10. Andy Leett

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    What soap would you recommend to clean your brushes ?
     
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