Tips for Caring for Your Brushes

If you take good care of your brooms and brushes, some can last a lifetime.

If your broom or brush loses some hair in the beginning, don't worry, this is just leftover hair from the manufacturing process when there was too much hair used. Only if the brush looses loops of hair something might be wrong (see also how the brushes are made). If there is hair sticking out not being properly cut, don't pull it out, cut it to appropriate length.

Most important rules in general:

1. Do not let any of the brushes sit or stand on the bristles (they will bend sooner or later and the brush is ruined). Hang them or place them upside down.

2. Clean your brush after each use.

3. All brushes that are used with water:

    - try to avoid that the wood is soaked in water for too long

    - shake out the water after use and hang or place the brush in a way that the water can ran away from the wood - not towards the wood!

    - store the brush in a place where there is airflow so that it can dry before the next use.

Bathroom and Kitchen brushes:

Shake the water out after use and hang the brush in an airy place for drying to prevent mold. Inside the shower is no airflow. If you can't hang it, place it upside down or at least in a way that the water runs away from the bristles and not towards the wood. Never put them on a heater - the hair and wood would dry out and crack. Long soaks in water can crack the wood as well. Never put any of the natural brushes in the dishwasher or washing machine, this would ruin any of our natural brushes.

Horse- and goat's hair brooms and brushes:

These beautiful brushes, dusters and brooms made of pure horsehair or the soft hair of the Chinese log hair goat should be cared for as you would care for your own hair:

Clean the brush after each use, either by brushing over the hair with your hand and fingers or by using a little comb like our brush cleaning brush to remove all collected dirt.

If the brush gets really dirty, you can hand wash these brushes gently with hand warm water and shampoo.

Shake the water out after washing and/or dry with a towel (please do not rub, just cover and press the towel gently on the hair to soak water out as much as possible).

Finally hang the brush in fresh air for drying (but never put them on a heater - the hair would dry out).

When the brush is dry, you can comb it with a metal comb or the little brush cleaning brush..

Store the brushes by hanging or laying them down, but never let them stand on the hair or bristles.

If you follow these tips for care you will enjoy our highest quality horsehair and goats hair products for a very long period of time

Boar's bristle brushes like hair- and nail brushes:

Boar's bristles don't bend so easily, so you can leave those sitting on the bristles, but all other general rules above do apply!