Lard Oil Conditioner for Natural Hair Brushes
Lard Oil 4 Ounce by Liberty Art
Always use refined Lard Oil as a brush preservative to get the most life out of brushes. Liberty Art Lard-Oil Is the purest, safest that you can buy.
"I ran across a old sign kit of mine that had been stored for 15 years and the refined Lard oil was still fresh. Before I used some of those vegetable based products and they would dry and crystallize in 3-6 months. It took some serious soaking to get the stuff out of the brushes. Over the years of making professional chemicals for the sign painting industry I've learned that those few water based (plant based) oils are natural Varnishes. Now tell me, would you leave varnish in your brushes? I don't think so. Avoid automotive oils, they have detergents which eat at the hairs. In a pinch, mineral oil will for a short time but it isn't thick enough. Stick with refined Lard Oil like the Old Timers did..
"The lard-oil was used not only to store the brushes, but also to pull and clean the paint out from the deepest parts within the ferrules. This keeps the hairs free and clean and guarantees that the brush will always retain it's "snap". The majority of the brushes in my kit are the ones I bought while taking those classes in 1972." Pat