Gum Arabic is a useful tool in your kit. Proper brush care will pay off, big time. Not only will your brushes last longer, but you will save yourself frustration with deformed tools. If fine brushes are not shaped, they can dry in a position that can make them unusable for your detail work, lettering, or striping.
The process is simple, but it takes discipline.
Buy high-quality Gum Arabic (the smallest bottle is plenty).
make your Gum Arabic last by cutting it down with water
Dip your brush in the solution
Shape the brush with your fingers.
Leave to dry in a safe place
Gum Arabic is reversible so just wet the brush to remove the solution.
Be a true professional – take pride in your tools!