01-17-2016, 08:17 AM
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I have some brand new brushes and I simply leave them in their original packaging. Is this a good way to store them? Or do I have to take them out? Does storing them in their original packaging deform or flatten the badger hair after sometime?

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 01-17-2016, 08:33 AM
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I can see advantages of either. For me personally I would only leave them in the packaging if I thought there was a chance I would not use them and was maybe going to resell them.

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 01-17-2016, 10:11 AM
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I would leave them in their boxes if I did not intend to ever use them.  However, if I planned to use them at some point, I would take them out and stand them up along with the rest of my brushes.

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 01-17-2016, 10:13 AM
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Stand them up in the box as you would in use.

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 01-17-2016, 01:25 PM
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(01-17-2016, 10:11 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: I would leave them in their boxes if I did not intend to ever use them.  However, if I planned to use them at some point, I would take them out and stand them up along with the rest of my brushes.
I second this

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 01-17-2016, 01:48 PM
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Thanks gents. I don't plan to sell them. I just have some other brushes on rotation and my space is not big enough for using and displaying them all together.

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 01-17-2016, 10:04 PM
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Is the next question:  How do I store brushes not in my rotation?

Reminder to keep the boxes of the new brushes.  May come in handy.

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 01-18-2016, 02:06 AM
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(01-17-2016, 08:17 AM)squeeze Wrote: I have some brand new brushes and I simply leave them in their original packaging. Is this a good way to store them? Or do I have to take them out? Does storing them in their original packaging deform or flatten the badger hair after sometime?

Yes this is a good way of storing them. No it doesn't flatten the knot, in fact I found it keeps the knot looking "like new" and compact (vs bloomed).

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 01-18-2016, 03:40 AM
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(01-18-2016, 02:06 AM)ben74 Wrote:
(01-17-2016, 08:17 AM)squeeze Wrote: I have some brand new brushes and I simply leave them in their original packaging. Is this a good way to store them? Or do I have to take them out? Does storing them in their original packaging deform or flatten the badger hair after sometime?

Yes this is a good way of storing them. No it doesn't flatten the knot, in fact I found it keeps the knot looking "like new" and compact (vs bloomed).

Thank you, Sir. I'm glad I didn't take them out of the box Smile

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 01-18-2016, 07:51 AM
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I know with high end shoes they say not to store them in the boxes due to air flow being needed..... Wonder if brushes need airflow? I won't ever have this issue since I won't have enough brushes to need to box them. But does make me think


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 01-18-2016, 08:20 AM
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(01-18-2016, 03:40 AM)squeeze Wrote:
(01-18-2016, 02:06 AM)ben74 Wrote:
(01-17-2016, 08:17 AM)squeeze Wrote: I have some brand new brushes and I simply leave them in their original packaging. Is this a good way to store them? Or do I have to take them out? Does storing them in their original packaging deform or flatten the badger hair after sometime?

Yes this is a good way of storing them. No it doesn't flatten the knot, in fact I found it keeps the knot looking "like new" and compact (vs bloomed).

Thank you, Sir. I'm glad I didn't take them out of the box Smile

I enjoy this about storing them in their boxes too.  You can really keep the knot looking brand new if after the knot has completely dried, you use tissue paper to roll it up and put it in the box as well.  Then every time you use it is like having a brand new brush minus the funk.

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 01-18-2016, 03:58 PM
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(01-18-2016, 08:20 AM)merkur man Wrote:
(01-18-2016, 03:40 AM)squeeze Wrote:
(01-18-2016, 02:06 AM)ben74 Wrote: Yes this is a good way of storing them. No it doesn't flatten the knot, in fact I found it keeps the knot looking "like new" and compact (vs bloomed).

Thank you, Sir. I'm glad I didn't take them out of the box Smile

I enjoy this about storing them in their boxes too.  You can really keep the knot looking brand new if after the knot has completely dried, you use tissue paper to roll it up and put it in the box as well.  Then every time you use it is like having a brand new brush minus the funk.

Thanks for this tip. There are 2 brushes in my current rotation that I want to temporarily retire and replace it with a new brush but was afraid that putting the used brush back in the box might degrade the hair. Now I know that its safe to do. Thanks Smile

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 01-18-2016, 06:56 PM
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Very informative.

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