Cleaning Chinese brushes is important to prolong their lifespan and prevent them from drying out or becoming damaged. Here are the correct steps on how to clean a brush:\n\nRinse the brush with clean water before using it. This will remove any dust or dirt and make it easier for the brush to absorb ink.\nSoak the brush in clean water for about 20 seconds. This will help to release the ink from the brush.\nGently press the brush with your fingers to help squeeze the ink out of the brush.\nRinse the brush under running water until the water runs clear.\nBlot the brush dry with a paper towel or cloth.\nHang the brush to dry in a well-ventilated area.\n\nHere are some additional tips to help you clean Chinese brushes correctly:\n\nDo not soak the brush in water for too long. This will make the brush bristles brittle.\nDo not pull on the brush forcefully, as this could damage the brush.\nDo not use soap or detergent to clean the brush. This will damage the brush's bristles.\nStore the brush in a cool, dry place.\n\nWith proper cleaning and care, your Chinese brushes will be able to maintain their beauty and performance for years to come.\nAdditional tips:\n\nIf the brush is heavily soiled, you can soak it in a mixture of water and vinegar for about 30 minutes. This will help to loosen the ink and dirt.\nIf the brush is made of natural hair, you can use a brush cleaner to help keep the bristles soft and supple.\nYou can also use a brush guard to help protect the brush while it is drying.