12-02-2015, 01:24 PM
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How it's correct to store badger shaving brushes?

On open shelf or closed shelf?

Thanks for comments.

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 12-02-2015, 02:00 PM
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I don't know if there is a correct way to do it, but I leave mine out in the open in my bathroom.  It allows them to dry and they are readily accessible.  I'm sure some others members have different ways.

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 12-02-2015, 02:01 PM
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Until they are completely dry, do not store them in an enclosed cabinet, they should be out in the open air to dry.

After they are completely dry, you can store them as you wish pretty much.......

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 12-02-2015, 02:26 PM
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Since woodworking is my hobby, I have built a number of brush racks to hang/store.  Very convenient.  As said, open storage until dry no matter the storage method.

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 12-03-2015, 08:50 PM
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  • MaxP
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  • Madison, WI
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Interesting thread.  My brushes are stored in an antique cabinet.  Its Not airtight, but it does have a door that closes.  After shaving, i shake the brush (always badger) very well and put it in the cabinet.

I've been doing this for years.  There are 12 or 15 brushes, so a brush has a couple weeks to fully dry.  And I've not experienced any ill effects.

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 12-03-2015, 09:03 PM
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Always open shelf. Never closed space, the brush will start stinking/rotting.

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 12-05-2015, 09:14 AM
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I have some stored on my counter and some in a wall mount cabinet. It's been that way for years. I may rotate them around for aesthetic purposes though I've never seen any adverse effects to those in the cabinet. Depends on the cabinet I would suppose. Smell, the only smell I get is soap. There's no science to it, just common sense.


~Royce

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 12-05-2015, 09:47 AM
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I put them in an open cabinet, never left in the bathroom.

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 12-07-2015, 09:35 AM
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  • njpaddy
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Damp ones go on top of my bedroom nightstand or dresser for 48 hours. After that, they go in a nightstand drawer. I don't keep any brushes in the bathroom.

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 12-07-2015, 11:31 AM
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  • Mr_Smartepants
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  • Cambridgeshire, UK (CONUS post address)
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I have 3 brushes on my bathroom counter; one I'm using, two that are in various stages of drying.  
Once fully dry, I carefully comb the knot and I put them in a cardboard tube to store in my bedside table drawer.  The cardboard tubes keeps the knots nicely shaped and dust-free.

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 12-07-2015, 03:08 PM
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Always worth throwing a few silica packets in the drawer which your brushes go in, to help minimise moisture in the air.

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 12-12-2015, 10:37 PM
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I always keep the one I just used, out until it is dry.  The others are stored in the cabinet under the sink.  I have one that is ten years old and it's still as good as the day I bought it.

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 12-12-2015, 10:40 PM
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I believe the companies say to simply shake it out then use a clean towel to absorb as much water as possible. then air dry.

That's what ido with my badger. its going great after 7 months?

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 12-15-2015, 05:38 PM
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I let them sit on top of my Straight Razor Display Case in the open to dry. Let one dry in a closed space once and it stunk.

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 12-15-2015, 05:47 PM
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  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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DRY, that's the only important aspect to storage in mind.

I keep the majority of mine in their original packaging. (That's one reason why the look new/unbloomed).

Of course the ones in current use are kept for easy access inside my bathroom cabinet, with the most recently used sitting outside/on top of the cabinet until its thoroughly dry.

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 12-16-2015, 12:46 AM
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After each shave the brush rests in a mirror self for 2 days
Then goes to a closed cabinet which is not airtight and above is the WC windows which i let open often.
Each brush stays there standing upright without the knot to push another brushes knot
I have a lot of brushes so there is no problem with the rotation.

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 12-16-2015, 10:25 AM
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Hmmm, unless your cabinet is hermetically sealed, I have no problems putting mine back in the medicine cabinet and closing the door.  Its dry the next day so there seems to be no problems with drying and air circulation.  I generally subscribe to a lazy/"what would my grandfather do" style of maintenance and I've never had an issue with any brush I've had.  Some bigger brushes might take a day or so to completely dry.  No stand necessary.

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 12-16-2015, 02:50 PM
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Agree with air-flow. A brush should be able to completely dry out. Wherever that is, it matters not.

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 12-16-2015, 05:00 PM
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Always shake out excess water after use.

Air dry in an open environment.

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 12-16-2015, 11:47 PM
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I have mine hanging knot down, handle up from brush holders attached to the mirror so they are out of the way. Always squeeze out excess water and wipe it on a towel then hang them.

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