Cleaning Brushes

Discussion in 'Brush painting' started by TheRedBaron, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. zuludog

    zuludog SMF Poster

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    Right, I've finished my cleaning session - soaked in cellulose thinners; worked carefully against the inside of the jar lid; rinse in white spirit; wash & knead with white soap & water; then rinse in plain water
    As you've gathered, I didn't use a clothes peg but they don't seem to have suffered

    A count reveals that I have 34 brushes, more than I thought. Split roughly into thirds - sable; synthetic; odds & ends like makeup brushes, budget & unknown fibres that I've picked up over the years. And a reasonable range of sizes in each category
    As you've mentioned, I'll use these oddments for rough work

    That should keep me going for the forseeable future, but I've decided that I like synthetic brushes, and so that's what I'll buy if I need any more.
     
  2. Stevekir

    Stevekir Returning Beginner

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    I'm glad you wash and knead your brushes in soap and water. Although the brush seems clean up to that stage, the soap (or washing up liquid) brings out quite a lot of colour.
     

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