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Prolong the life of natural and synthetic brushes with a product that stiffens and re-shapes bristles without harming the brush or the environment.
Once your brush is clean and all paint has been removed from the bristles, dip it into Brush Shaper. Using your fingers, re-shape the brush to its original form and set it aside to dry.
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Mona Lisa Brush Shaper
By Donna Marie
Comments about Mona Lisa Brush Shaper:
This product has saved many of my paint brushes from the trash making them useful again.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Sticky but sweet
If you like Mona Lisa brush shaper, Dick Blick has the best deal for it. I checked other vendors before buying. The liquid is thin and won't rescue a brush that's been abused. However, it does help new or "middle-aged" brushes hold their shape. I believe using it in combination with conditioning soaps (ML Pink Soap or Master's Cleaner) will make my new brushes keep their spring.
from Torrance, Ca
I use this to condition my acrylic brushes. I leave it in the bristles so they will maintain a chiseled edge.
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Nothing else comes close.
from Charleston, SC
If you own mongoose brushes or sables that have lost their way, this product is indispensable. For hog bristles, you can just roll the wet brushes in newspaper or old phone book paper and fold over to get a sharp edge, but for anything else, this mona lisa shaper has no equal. I let my brushes dry completely before using because I don't want this stuff embedded deep within the hairs, then I dip them in this solution, shape the hairs with my fingers, and hang upside down for a few hours or overnight. You get an unbelievably sharp edge and to remove it, just before painting I usually soak a few seconds in turps and squeeze it out. This won't replace the lost spring in your brushes (nothing will,) but will help increase the effective life of all your brushes, and brushes you thought were gonners may still prove useful.
I love it!
from Sacramento, CA
I love it! It makes my brushes in perfet shape wheter they are expensive or cheap!
this little jar goes a long way
from Brooklyn, NY
this little jar helps reshape some of my brushes' flyaways.i dip my brushes in and wrap them neatly with a paper towel so the paste can shape it as desired
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Mona Lisa brush shaper
from Blackstone, Va.
I am an art instructor who supplies all brushes so the need to keep my brushes in tip top shape is very important. The Mona Lisa brush shaper is the best thing that I have ever come across. I have thrown many a brush away because the shapes were ruined. This product has saved me a lot of money in brushes. If this ever goes off the market, I will be hurting. Nancye
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
A must have product
from Los Angeles
Although you might want to take my "competitive alternative" ratings with a grain of salt(I've only tried one similar), this product is itself superb. I wouldn't say it lasts *years*, because I use it much more for improving the shape retention of functioning brushes rather than repairing ruined ones -but that little baby-food-sized jar still lasts much longer than I would have thought. I use it to shape my brushes after cleaning because its shaping effect enables brushes (especially cheap ones) to make more precise marks.
okay brush fix
from Morris IL
Shapes brushes nicely.
an affordable must-have
By Midwest Illustrator
from Des Moines, Iowa
A little goes a long way with this product, and it tends to last a few years for each jar if you keep it sealed upright + store it in a cool, dry place. This has actually saved some of my cheaper brushes and prolonged the life of some of my more expensive ones.
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