Stationery - Chiswick

POP Paint | Revive your old paint brushes

Posted on 31 Mar 2016

I have done quite a bit of painting the last couple of weeks, and then notices how sad my paint brushes looked.
They are perfectly fine and well looked after but all the painting and washing has taken its toll.
So what better way to revive my old paint brushes than to paint them – right?detail2It made total sense in my world to dress up my little paint brushes a bit and give them some personality.
After all, having a great work space is the perfect excuse to make everything pretty – even hard working tools.
paintbrushesstep 1 – Paint the handles of your brushes with POP paint.
step 1step 2 – Some of the lighter colours may require two coats of paint, depending on the state of the handle.
step 2step 3 – Once the paint is dry, lightly sand the handles using a fine grit paper.
TIP: You can distress the edges a bit more to reveal some of the original wood for a fun look.
step 3step 4 – Add some dark wax to the handles and let it sit for a few seconds. Then use a soft cloth to buff the wax.
TIP: I use a stencil brush to add my waxes. The bristles reach well into the textured areas formed by the painting and gives
a beautiful effect.
step 4I even added some stamping to my handles once I waxed them. A fun effect turning my tools into something i really enjoy using
and enjoy looking at when they sit and wait patiently for their next paint project.
Products used
POP Wax 500ml- Deep Dark
POP Paint 500ml-Buttery pp0514
POP Paint 500ml-Provence pp0507
POP Paint 500ml-Signal pp0501

Remember – there’s no need to prime your surface before painting it with POP paint, making it a great alternative
to most furniture paints, and so easy to use!

Written by Jowilna Nolte

Creating can be a wonderful journey and therapy making sense of things where life cannot, and I have tuned my life into this philosophy.