December 24th, 2002, 10:32 PM
can anyone give me some tips for cleaning brushes after oil painting. Right now, the way i wash them is to quickly rinse them in turpenoid and then use a bar of hand soap and water to get the rest of the paint out by hand. I usually do this until i see that the lather built up by the soap is completely white. Any tips to expedite this process would be greatly appreciated!
December 25th, 2002, 07:51 PM
actually that's the best way to clean them. it is time consuming but it works and your brushes will last longer. i remember in highschool, i was told to just use turp to clean them, and then rinse with soap and water. that's kind of a bad idea becuase, the turp eats away at the hair's natural oils. and pow, after alittle bit, you'll be painting with stumps.
January 17th, 2003, 03:29 PM
I agree that you are already using the very best cleaning method.