I have a question. Should I use different brushes for primer and paint? Or, is it ok to use a same brush? I tried to find the answer on the Internet but couldn't ....


Yes you can use the same brush with different paints as long as you thoroughly clean it and dry it between uses.

Latex paints can be cleaned with soap and water. Oil-based paints require paint thinner, mineral spirits, varsol or turpentine.

  • How do you clean oil based primer? I tried to wash it with water but it was never washed... – DSKim May 10 '15 at 0:25
  • Oil based paint requires paint thinner for cleanup - and very likely says so on the side of the can. By now, that brush is presumably ruined. If you prefer soap and water cleanup, buy latex paints (only.) – Ecnerwal May 10 '15 at 0:57
  • You can use paint thinner, mineral spirits, Varsol, or turpentine All will clean the brush – Jack May 10 '15 at 0:58

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