07-20-2013, 10:09 AM
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Hi All,

Sorry for the silly question, but after all this time, I realized I never ran across any articles on the proper way to dry your Shave Brush. So if I may ask:

* Is it proper to dry your Shave Brush Upside Down (via a Brush Stand), or Upright? (Specifically for my Simpsons Duke 3)

The instructions that came with my Simpsons Brush didn't say anything about that.

I currently have a Brush & Razor Stand that holds a Brush Upside Down (Bristles facing downward, suspended in mid-air).

Thanks for the help! Biggrin

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 07-20-2013, 10:15 AM
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This has already been discussed somewhat at this thread:

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 07-20-2013, 10:34 AM
  • Rufus
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Although I hang my brushes to dry them I don't think it really matters if you do or if you stand them up. I think the key thing to do is to let your brush dry where there is good air circulation, such as on a counter top; don't put the brush away in a medicine chest or closed cabinet until it is completely dry.

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 07-20-2013, 10:40 AM
  • Howler
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  • Fort Smith AR
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I let my brushes dry upright after being rinsed and dried. I use eight different brushes each one is rotated to allow sufficient time to dry.

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 07-20-2013, 10:45 AM
  • Johnny
  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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For 50+ years I have let all my brushes hang bristles down and I'm not going to change now. Smile

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 07-20-2013, 10:46 AM
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i stand them up right. they dry perfectly fine. no problems thus far.

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 07-20-2013, 12:32 PM
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For most of dmy brushes, they dry in a stand with the bristles down. Those with a knot too big to fit the stand are stood up and both dry equally well.

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 07-20-2013, 12:48 PM
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Thanks for that link John!

I didn't want to go there again!

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 07-20-2013, 02:40 PM
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(07-20-2013, 10:15 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote: This has already been discussed somewhat at this thread:


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 07-20-2013, 04:08 PM
  • ben74
  • Perth, Australia
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Upright, but there is no right or wrong. Capillary action ensures drying times don't really vary.

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 07-20-2013, 04:43 PM
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Ymmv is the only right answer really... I dry mine standing upright and have never had an issue.

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 07-20-2013, 06:41 PM
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Either way is fine. I used to hang mine upside down but switched to standing them up. They seem to dry faster standing up.

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 07-20-2013, 06:54 PM
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 07-20-2013, 08:28 PM
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Mine sit upright. I used to use stands but it just added clutter. Either way works fine.

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 07-20-2013, 09:16 PM
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I bought 67 different size hangers to accomodate all the different size badger brushes I own.

They collect dust now.

Even my 4 wooden handled brushes are still standing with the hair up on their foot - and I can't see any change to that in the future to come Smile

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 07-20-2013, 10:00 PM
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Wood handle bristles down in a mug. Non-Wood standing up on the counter bristles up.

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 07-21-2013, 01:36 AM
  • u2u
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My collection is roughly half up, half down. With limited counter space half are in stands with the other half sitting on top of their mates. For example an M7 very secure in a stand, has a Rover sitting on the flat of the M7 handle. Stacked parking until I obtain a larger cabinet. Seems to make no difference in how the brushes dry.

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 07-21-2013, 02:52 PM
  • Lradke
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I let most of mine dry upside down. The only time they don't is if the brush doesn't fit in my holder. Personally I find they dry faster that way.

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 07-21-2013, 02:59 PM
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Bristles down for me. But either way is fine, I believe...

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 07-21-2013, 06:26 PM
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Testing proves that as long as you shake out the vast majority of the water and dry the tips on a towel, either method will dry your brush within 24 hours. Unless it's a super huge and dense brush. I haven't tested that.

Drying with the bristles up is slightly faster, but not very much so.

It doesn't matter at all.

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