Got an old comb in your pocket you’re about ready to toss out and replace? Instead, give it a good cleaning, and then put it to work in your shop to help keep your brushes in tiptop shape. Before applying finish, give the brush a good, brisk combing to soften the bristles and dislodge any loose ones — it’ll keep them from ending up stuck in the wet finish.
– A.J. Hamler