Cleaning Brushes

by Larry Eisenman
(Columbus, Ohio, USA)

An instructor, whose name I have forgotten, suggested cleaning oil brushes by first putting them into baby oil to emulsify the oil paint and then cleaning the brushes in a 50-50 mix of Murphy's Oil Soap and water. It works for me and I don't think that it does any harm to the brushes or to the oil paint when I use the brushes immediately after cleaning them.

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Oct 09, 2014
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Cleaning brushes
by: Linda

This was a great tip. Works very well. My brushes have stayed in great shape thanks to this method.

Sep 18, 2010
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by: lorenz

I use baby oil as well. But then after drying the oily brushes in kitchen cloth, I just walk to the bathroom and use simple soap and hot water, stabbing the brushes into the basin until they are completely clean. Works perfectly.

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