Cleaning your paint brushes

Posted: January 6, 2013 in art
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Everyone has their own methods of cleaning their paint brushes but these are the steps I use and it works great. Another helpful tip is to only use a palette knife to mix your paint. This will save your brushes from extra wear and tear.

To clean your brushes:

1) Squeeze out the excess paint.
2) Wash the brush in mineral spirits. I do this at least 3 times.
3) Wash the brush with soap and water.
4) Rinse the brush with warm water
5) Wipe the brush on a bar of soap-do this in both directions.
6) Pinch and shape the brush with your fingers.

Follow these steps and you’ll find that it adds extra life to your brushes.

-Roz Barron Abellera


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