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Cleaning Brushes

Post by stunningaxis on Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:27 pm

What do you gals/guys do for cleaning brushes during a job?

I read a thread about using multiple cups of water. Right now I just have lots of brushes and usually just use one of each color so there is no mixing of paints. Do you gals clean your brushes after each person, and do you use the same brush with multiple colors?

What works best to get the paint off them - I find that when I do try to clean them I end up mixing colors when I use the brush on a new color. Any tips appreciated!

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Re: Cleaning Brushes

Post by jlirie on Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:53 am

people use different techniques depending on preference or health regulations (for example, Canadian face painters have stricter regs).

i use the technique you describe, dedicated brushes for many colors, plus a 2 cup rinse when needed. i figure face paints have antimicrobial ingredients and most people have good immune systems, so shouldn't be a problem as long as you don't paint kids who are sick or have cuts/sores.

some people use a water bin with a textured surface or insert on the bottom, to scrub the paint out of the bristles. or rub the bristles on the bottom of your container (but don't mash them) and swish vigorously in the water.

the 2 or 3 container system helps because the first rinse removes most of the paint, and the next clears out the residue.
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