DON’T DO THIS!
Brush care is vital for your pocketbook as much as your portfolio, according to Styles. “You got to take care of these precious brushes. Oil them up and put them back in your nice case,” he said, pointing that it’s paramount to store the sword-shaped brushes, like the Mack, vertically. If the bristles take a set to an odd-angle, the brush can be forever ruined. Oh, and his choice of brush oil? “Plain ol’ motor oil. You could go get some off the dip stick if you had to!
“This is the brush I bring out all the time, because it means a lot to me,” Styles continued, while holding a crusty, paint-dried brush. “And the reason it does is because a very well-known builder in Southern California decided he wanted to pinstripe with me at Disneyland. Chip Foose comes and says, ‘Hey, set up this brush for me.’ Well, Chip, that’s the way you left my brush [he said jokingly]! So it’s a good example that if you leave it, walk away, and we go to lunch and it’s 100 degrees on a summer day, you’re going to come back to that.”
01] Styles keeps a small jar of motor oil with him to recondition the natural-hair brushes before storing them with the natural, blade-shaped curve sitting vertical.