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Refreshing the water

Post by Creabella on Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:03 am

Hi,

I am just wondering....

During the few gigs I did so far, I had a can with water for rincing the brushes and sponges. After every child I threw the dirty water in a bucket, and filled the can with clean, fresh water.

Do you do change that water so often too or less often?

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Re: Refreshing the water

Post by nikkili26 on Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:19 am

nope.but my water doesn't get dirty til the 10th kid.

here's my routine.

kid sits down, tells me design.
I spray my sponge, dip in paint, lay down base.
I take my brush, dip in water, load it well. if it is too thick or dry, I spray with water and reload.

when I'm done, I rinse the paint in the first tiny well, run it over the ridges of the second big well, swirl in the third tiny well, and sit it in a cup of alcohol for a minute, then air dry.

same for loading arty cakes and one strokes....



I don't double dip or reuse brushes, but I also don't go back and forth in the rinse water.


if a kid looks yucky, I either arrange my design to avoid nasty areas, or I retire the brush into my dirty q tip and dirty wipes bag and sanitize after the event.

I don't display designs, I just paint on request or suggest my fastest favorites.if time allows, I get fancy Smile
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Post by veelux on Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:20 pm

I do a 3 part rinse for each brush, with a dip in sanitizer at the end, then let them dry. I have separate ones for black and white, but always dip in sanitizer after each use. I never put the brush for black or white into the 3 part tub. If the water in my 3 part gets too "painted", I dump it all and start fresh. It lasts a long time this way without getting muddy.
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Post by lindaco on Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:16 am

nikkili26 wrote:
when I'm done, I rinse the paint in the first tiny well, run it over the ridges of the second big well, swirl in the third tiny well, and sit it in a cup of alcohol for a minute, then air dry.

Just wondering if the alcohol is safe for the brushes? This is the first time I see alcohol mentioned... I'm intrigued :-)

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Post by nikkili26 on Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:07 am

What do you mean safe for brushes?


I never spend more than 12$ on brushes. I can afford to replace them, with the rate I charge.

the only thing I've found to destroy a brush is letting it sit in water too long, not fully cleaning the paint from the metal part, or dipping a white bristle brush into red paint.lol.




I use isoprophyl alcohol. I air dry. I'm concerned about shelf life, sure....but more concerned about germ spreading. the paints are antibacterial, but I just need the extra disinfecting.
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Post by ReRe on Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:20 am

I have a 3 gal beverage cooler I fill at home. This way I have enough water for my wash jars, spritzer bottle and washing my hands without having to run and get water. There is a spout in the side that makes it easy to fill the spritzer bottle as well. I use the Telanti gelato containers for my snazaroo paints and water washes.
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