Repairing a bent brush

Here is a little trick I learned recently and would like to share.

Having been very remiss with the care of one of my brushes, it turned up one day looking like this...

So I posted a question on the Cennini forum - asking whether there is any foolproof way to cure a brush whose bristles have got into this state.

In reply I learned this great tip. All it takes is to dip the brush in a pan of boiling water for a few seconds, and re-shape the bristles while they're wet. If you wish, you can wrap a piece of wire around the bristles, or tape folded cardboard around them as they dry, to ensure that they stay set in the desired position. I went with the wire option, and lo and behold - my brush came out as good as new!

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