So, I am only a hobby painter. I have always used a cup, jar, bowl, etc. to clean my brushes. I saw my sister using something like this and figured she was just being hoity toity. Well, I decided to go ahead and give this a try. I didn't want anything fancy because if it wasn't worth the purchase, I didn't want to be out the money. All that being said, I guess I am hoity toity now. This is amazing! ;-) It actually gets the brushes clean and prolongs the life of the brushes. So I am very happy with this purchase.
Love this little water bucket. Has all kinds of features to love: the holes for brushes, the brush "rests" on one side and the ribbed bottom on the other side for getting paint out of your brushes. Holds plenty of water for a painting session without having to change water. The top fits well and does keep the cats from doing their own watercolors when I'm not in the craft room It's a good idea to fill each well separately, so you have a dirty side and clean side while painting.