Many explorers searched high and low for the Fountain of Youth, but Trekell found the secret formula... well, as long as you're a brush. Offered in a long-lasting 4 ounce glass jar, Trekell Brush Restorer will lengthen the life of your most trusted tools, freeing up your brush budget to be applied to other buys. After cleaning your brush with a brush soap, the brush restorer should be applied and left to dry for the best effect. Trekell Soap and Brush Restorer: time has met its match.
This product promises to be a miracle revitalization of your brushes and most reviews corroborate this. It's...okay. It's about the best you can expect when factoring in the physical reality of what you must do to your brushes to use them. I used this product with brushes impacted by oil paint use. This brush restorer gathers and smoothes the bristles of brushes up noticeably, but does not alter the damage at the base that makes brushes flair out. It looks smoother on new brushes. The crux of the matter is that it's necessary to break up the conditioner and essentially return the brush to it's original state to actually use it, so it's not...really all that practical. The lid of the packaging I received (hexagonal glass jar) is especially vexing and doesn't really settle fully when closed. The solution coagulates a bit on the inside and outside of the neck, though that doesn't functionally make much difference other than a weird feel. I very much like the hexagonal shape of the glass jar and it smells, I sh*t you not, *absolutely incredible*. A little goes a long way and this jar isn't very costly, so to you, dear reader, I advise just adding it to the cart if you're curious and you need one more thing to get yourself to the free shipping amount. In my experience, Trekell's linseed oil soap does more for the longevity of one's brushes than making them look gelled up only when you don't need them to be flexible for use. -R *disclaimer: I haven't used this for an extended amount of time and thus cannot speak for or against observations made from long term use.
Good. Didn't clean a stiffened brush well.
Game Changer Plus
This is a great product. It really saves the tip of my brushes. I paint with acrylic in a fairly tight fashion, so a good point is a necessity.
Brushes have that new feeling every time I got to use them. This container it well worth it, it will last me years!
I picked up a sample size of this for class, for years I have used the old soap up and let dry trick to try and keep my brushes some what protected. I figured I would give this a go. After realizing that the soap left my brushes and skin much less dried out I gave the restorer a good try and was shocked by how much it helped. Not only did it bring back older brushes I had given up on ever seeing a sharp tip on again, it allowed me to give my newer brushes a bit of protection as once they are dry I store them sitting in a cup on my desk and like most cat owners I can't always keep the cats from rubbing against them, I went from resigned as I picked out hair and trying to find some way to protect them, to pulling out my brushes with their clean tips ready to go with a gentle swish of water. This has become so indispensable to me that when the jar was knocked over, I was ordering a replacement at the same time I was using the shop back to clean up the spill.