We've been the instigators of many painting projects. But, even with the large number of painting parties that we've hosted, we have yet to find a really efficient way of cleaning our brushes...Despite our many redecorating projects that included painting, especially those where we've required a "good brush" to get us through (painter's tape is often times unnecessary with a steady hand and a crisp brush) we've neglected to find a great way to properly clean our tools. DoItYourself.com has reminded us that if you clean once, the right way, you can preserve the tools you've purchased and have them ready and good as new for the next project you embark on. Here is a great how-to on keeping your equipment in tip-top shape. Perhaps we'll preserve a brush or two in the future and eliminate some re-buying.