Tuesday, January 11, 2011

My Top Secret Brush Drying Method

Well it's not a secret for much longer but that's okay.  I see a lot of fancy methods of brush drying out there, anything from using brush guards to toilet paper to hanging them on clothes hangers to taping them to walls.  No joke, ladies.  The method I use either reflects my laziness, my lack of time, or the simple convenience and lack of fancy gadgets.  I like to think of it as the last option lol. 

What I do find a flat surface, and lay a clean towel over it.  The towel will absorb the water from the brushes and just act as a clean surface to put the brushes on.  Next, I put something on one end to prop my brushes on.  In this case, I used my straightening iron (haha!).  The inclined angle keeps water from seeping inside the handle and breaking up the glue that keeps the brushes all together.  You can see that my kabuki brush is placed directly upside down.  Just spread out the bristles a bit and the brush will stand just fine.  The bristles of a good kabuki brush should be able to hold the weight with no problem, so you don't have to worry about it looking funky after it dries.

There it is folks! It's fast, easy, and brainless.  Most brushes dry over night in this fashion.  Just make sure to use a clean towel each time.

Back to reading I go =(  I still have 50 more pages to read about Taoism.  It's interesting but so loooonggggg!

Moaning and groaning,


  1. I wasn't even aware that there are so many ways to dry brushes, I just simply set them out to dry on a towel after I wash them but I'm going to have to try and incline them upward now. Thanks for sharing! :D

  2. I have been known to pop them on a radiator that is on a low heat (not too hot or you will melt the glue lol) x

  3. @Brian: Yeah! People get so innovative when it comes to drying brushes. I just go for whatever is easiest and will keep my brushes in tip top shape.

    @Claire: LOL! I'd still be paranoid about it bursting into flames or something.