Sanitizing synthetic brush

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by falconhal, May 3, 2020.

  1. falconhal

    falconhal Active Member

    Is soaking a synthetic brush in barbicide ok? Didn't know if the chemical will harm the bristles.
  2. alesmv

    alesmv Member

    In the 1950s, Spanish professional barbers disinfected brushes by immersing them in bleach water, reduced to 10%. There are models that are still sold, from DANIDOM, that the knot separated from the handle (boxwood) and that were designed specifically for professionals. If the smell of hypochlorite is not pleasant, it can then be immersed in water to rinse it off.

    Danidom brushes are extremely cheap and professional (only whole bristles), less than 10 euros


    More information about Danidom, in :
    Last edited: May 3, 2020
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  3. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    Not sure if the chemicals would damage the fibers or not.
    They don’t absorb water and soaps and creams keep them clean so there’s not much else to do.

    Unless you dropped it in the toilet... In that case I’d use some anti bacterial hand soap or maybe dish soap.
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  4. falconhal

    falconhal Active Member

    This is the advice I'm seeing on YouTube also. Think I'll be safe and just use a little Dawn dish soap. Thank you.
  5. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    It won't harm the bristles. It's overkill, but it won't harm the bristles.
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  6. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    You could also soak it in a Borax solution.

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