To clean a paint brush with dried paint or any dirty paint brush for that matter, simply add two tablespoons of fabric softener to one cup of warm water and let soak overnight! It will soften the paint, and rinse off easily!
Annie Sloan shares a technique that brings out the beautiful detail on gilded surfaces with pronounced carving such as mirrors & frames. Apply ASCP to the surface, getting it into all the recesses. Once the paint has dried thoroughly, take a damp cloth an