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Loading a Brush with Fingerprint Powder

Have you ever noticed that when you process a car with brush and powder and when you are done you look like a raccoon? You’re in a house or business and you are processing items for latent fingerprints and when you step back the only clean spots are where you were standing. You blow your nose and you can tell what color fingerprint powder you have been using that day. Do you think you may be using to much fingerprint powder?

You would be amazed at what you can do with a properly loaded fingerprint brush.

Here is how it is done.

Using an 8 ounce wide mouth jar place ½ to 1 teaspoon of powder in the jar and yes this is enough powder to last you all day. If your powder gets contaminated you will only be discarding a small amount.

Take your fiber brush and tap it in the powder to load it then raise the brush up keeping it in the jar and twirl it to remove the excess powder, by twirling it in the jar it flares out so no powder comes out. When the brush is pulled out of the jar you should be able to shake it over a piece of white paper and no powder comes off.

You now have a properly loaded brush to work with.

View a short video demonstrating how to load a brush with fingerprint powder. See the video. 

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