Whether you are a house painter or an artist, your brushes will be one of your more expensive investments. Professional painters are not buying the $2.99 special on Amazon, that is for sure. A really good paintbrush can cost upwards of $30. When you consider how many brushes a professional painter has to own to get the job done, you can see how this cost adds up very quickly.
If the brushes are taken care of properly, they can last a lifetime. Part of that process is cleaning them properly after each use. You need to get the paint off them, however, you want to be as gentle as possible to preserve the quality of the brushes. The solution… using an ultrasonic cleaner with a water-based cleaner to care for the brushes.
Why Use Ultrasonic Cleaning?
Relatively speaking, an ultrasonic cleaner is an inexpensive investment. There are several factors you can look at to justify this outlook.
First, smaller machines can be purchased for under $200. This would be great for a small business owner that only planned on using the cleaner for his or her brushes. Of course, for larger companies, you can get much larger tanks that can be utilized not only for the brushes but for many other pieces of equipment as well, including rollers and your spray equipment.
Second, the cleaning process itself, while sounding violent, is actually very delicate and will prolong the life of the paint brushes.
Ultrasonic cleaners work by creating ultrasonic waves that create cavitation in the tank, which in turn create microscopic bubbles that implode upon impact. You know how hard it is to get the paint out from the base of the brush, right? Well, that will no longer be a problem when you are using an ultrasonic cleaner. The imploding bubbles will seep into every surface of the brush, ensuring that every last bit of paint is removed from them after every cleaning.
As you probably know, cleaning brushes can take considerable time when you are doing this by hand. Time is money as a small business owner, so you are either taking time away from your family or your business. Either way, what used to take you an hour or more will now be a 15-minute task. Depending upon the cycle, the brushes will only be in the tank for not more than 10 minutes or so. A quick rinse, lay them out to dry, and you are good to go. You can load the tank with the brushes before you unload your truck and by the time you have it unloaded and set up for the next day, those brushes will be cleaned.
As we noted above, the tanks can be used for a variety of reasons, so keep that in mind as you decide exactly what you are going to purchase. If you are only going to use it to clean brushes, you can get a smaller tank, but a bigger tank can be more beneficial simply because it offers you more flexibility in what you can clean and how much you can clean at any given time.
If you are ready to invest in your business with an Omegasonics ultrasonic cleaner, give us a call at 888-989-5560. A member of our team can discuss the options specifically to meet the needs of your business. Remember, if you do not see a tank you think will work for your business on our website, we can custom-build one. Give us a call today!