storing shellac brush

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    Steve Kahn
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    Hi all,

    I’m wondering about your collective wisdom regarding storing my shellac brush between uses. Is there a problem with keeping the white china brush dipped in a mason jar with shellac (with enough shellac to cover the bristles only) from one project to another, rather than letting it dry and harden?

    Thanks,
    Steve

    #765827
    Colin Scowen
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    The alcohol in the shellac will evaporate, leaving the shellac getting thicker and thicker, so you will have to re-diliute it again anyway. It only takes a few minutes to soften a dry brush with alcohol, and it saves wasting shellac.

    Colin, Czech Rep.

    #765833
    Steve Kahn
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    Appreciate your wisdom here.

    Steve

    #772349
    Jan Khmelnytsky
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    I concur with Colin–I leave my brush to air dry between projects, then plunge it into a glass jar of denatured alcohol to re-soften prior to use.

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