“Keeping a brush clean and in top condition is key to applying the best possible finish,” says Rockler vice president of product development Steve Krohmer. The Paint Brush Cleaning and Storage Container (item number 40570) is meant to do just that. The one-brush container has a suspension spot in its snap-on lid for the brush; after the brush is inserted, the container filled with water or mineral spirits, and the lid placed, the brush remains suspended in the liquid — which can be reused — preventing the bristles from curling or drying out. Left overnight or longer, the brush is ready for reuse after a quick rinse. As of 2011, the Brush Cleaning and Storage Container sells for $7.99.