Just read this tip from Renee Mullins~"Giving my brushes a "good cleaning"!! Does anyone ever clean their brushes with Non-Acetone nail polish remover? Gets everything out of your brush!... Sometimes I get dried paint in one of my brushes, especially a liner brush... just soak in Non-Acetone nail polish remover and it's good as new....make sure you rinse well and then use soap and water to finish cleaning them... shape them up and lay them flat to dry. I've always made sure not to keep my brushes in water, but I am terrible about laying one down with paint in it! Keeping your brush in water or washing and storing them standing up when wet will make your bristles flare out and you will loose your crisp edge to your brush.... the water gets into the ferrell. That's why I always lay my brushes to dry."
I have been using alcohol since Luvs suggested it a few years ago and it works great too, but it never hurts to have a few ways of doing things. The alcohol doesn't work on the brushes I've used for specialty paints like a certain glitter paint I have used so I will try the non-acetone polish remover on that brush and see how it works. Also I will start laying my brushes flat to dry. ~Anj