What is the best way to store paintbrushes after using them?
If you take just a short break during painting, you do not need to clean the brushes. Simply wrap them in plastic wrap until you are ready to begin painting again. To store brushes overnight, wrap them in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and place them in the freezer. Remove them about an hour before you want to begin painting. To store brushes for a long period of time, clean them, wrap them in brown paper cut from a grocery bag, and secure the paper around the handle with tape or an elastic band. Store the brushes flat or hang them by their handles. Standing them up in a can or jar will permanently bend the bristles.