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Monday, January 22, 2007

Cleanup is Essential

I clean up my brushes in the bathroom. Because acrylic paints are water-soluble, I use water in these cut-down plastic gallon milk jugs to dilute the paint and to keep the paintbrushes wet until I am ready to clean them.

The tub is brush cleaner, which is great. You could also use Ivory soap in your hand. I used it for many years. the main thing is, to rinse out most of the paint, then swirl the brushes in soap, wash them and then let them dry. The dark cake of soap is for my hands, to remove those sometimes dangerous pigments from my skin.

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