Proper care will extend the life of your brushes and ensure they perform to their highest potential.
Your new brush will arrive with powdered starch in the bristles. Be sure to gentlywork this out with your fingers before initial use.
It is important to continually clean your acrylic brush with your acrylic liquid. However, as hard as you may try, you will inevitably have a time when you get a buildup of cured product. When this happens, soak your brush overnight in Ugly Duckling Brush Cleaner (we don’t recommend acetone, as it is harsh on natural hair, and will damage your brush).
Take a large clothes peg or stationary clamp, and suspend your brush in a jar with the Brush Cleaner to the level of the ferrule. Be sure the brush is properly suspended so that the bristles hang freely and are not bending on the bottom or side of the container.
After soaking, gently wipe your brush thoroughly on a paper towel, being sure to stroke in the direction of the hair.
Wash with a mild shampoo and conditioner in warm water. Rinse well, and clean thoroughly in liquid monomer before using.
If there is any soap residue left in your brush, it may cause your product to discolor.
To ensure longevity, reshape, dry, and cap your brushes properly.