Keeping Your Paintbrush "Fresh" (aka the Paintbrush Burrito)

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I love to paint. I mean, it's cheap, it's easy and it makes a huge impact. What I don't like are 1. Tacky brushes 2. Dried out brushes. If you've ever had to paint a project where there was a good amount of time between coats, you know what I'm talking about. Luckily, thanks to a DIY Channel tip, neither of these are a problem any longer! Step 1: Lay the brush in the middle of a plastic bag.

Lay brush in the middle of a plastic bag.
Lay brush in the middle of a plastic bag.

Step 2: Fold the brush over.

Fold the brush over.
Fold the brush over.

Step 3: Fold the brush over again.

Fold the brush over again.
Fold the brush over again.

Step 4: Fold the brush over again.

Fold the brush over.
Fold the brush over.

Step 5: Tuck the top of the plastic bag under the brush.

Tuck the top of the plastic bag under the brush.
Tuck the top of the plastic bag under the brush.
Voila! You have created the Paintbrush Burrito! Note: I usually tuck the bottom of the bag around the brush for a little extra protection.
Voila! You have created the Paintbrush Burrito! Note: I usually tuck the bottom of the bag around the brush for a little extra protection.

Voila! You have created the Paintbrush Burrito! Note: I usually tuck the bottom of the bag around the brush for a little extra protection. Does it work? Let's just say the longest I have left a brush wrapped is a week (I actually forgot I had wrapped it) and when I unwrapped it, the brush was still fresh! So the next time you are working on a project and want to keep the brush fresh, wrap that bad boy in a plastic bag!