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Post by Bec on Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:32 am

headed out today (boys ages 1 & 3 in tow Shocked ) to get ice tubes for brushes, an apron of some sort, car wash sponges, bead containers since i am cheap and dont want to buy a pallette, another science project board, ivory soap bars.

anything in your kit you picked up or invented that u cant live without
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Post by Guest on Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:38 am

small water bottle to wet your cakes. Babywipes and a black towel to clean your hands.

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Post by Kristal on Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:42 am

I bought black towels, but I think wipes negate the need - I shake my hands out to air dry while I'm asking them what they want, anyway Razz

Spray bottle, bag of q tips cut in half for lipstick, and I use those rolls of grippy things you can line your cupboards with, to put under my palettes and avoid them slipping around.
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Post by Bec on Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:56 pm

excellent ideas.
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Post by Psalmbook on Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:48 pm

The best spray bottle is in the travel section at Target. It's a 2oz one. I had a big one & it took up too much space. Five gallon Ice cream buckets for bringing water. I have 2, one for water & one for dumping old water. Hand sanitizer.
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Post by smitty225 on Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:02 pm

Skip the ice cube trays. Buy a brush holder from Michael's that folds in half and acts as a stand. Smaller footprint, protects the brushes better. Downside=$$


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Post by twinkletattoos on Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:20 pm

what are the ivory soap bars for? this may be obvious to some--sorry I'm new
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Post by Bec on Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:40 pm

hat i have gathered from the other threads that you can use the bars to clean your brushes by rubbing them on there between people and rinsing relaly quick.
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Post by Bec on Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:43 pm

smitty225 wrote:Skip the ice cube trays. Buy a brush holder from Michael's that folds in half and acts as a stand. Smaller footprint, protects the brushes better. Downside=$$

too late. the ice cube trays only cost $3.21 and i have a brush holder. lol.
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Post by Tilly - Formerly Punky on Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:00 pm

Tootbrush holders from dollar stores work great too! Definately moist wipes, I find the best for removing paint are the Equate brand exfoliating make up removal wipe, they're low cost and work really well! They condition the skin while doing an amazing job at removing the paint - even the colors notorious for staining the skin (blues, greens, blacks).

Also, summer is coming up, it's a good idea that if you're going to be out in the heat sweating it up while painting, get some scented body spray. You have to get really close the people you paint, it's a pretty intimate thing when you think about it. It will make them more comfortable if you smell nice. BO can ruin prospective return canvases. For this same reason it's a great idea to keep minty gum or breath mints close by. Bad breath can be as bad or worse than BO.
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Post by Perry Noia on Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:57 pm

also, go to the dollar store and pick up a whole mess of the really cheap little butterfly hair clips. For the kids with crazy bangs that want the princess crown on their forehead or the full face tiger... clip their hair back and let them keep it (you don't want to reuse hair stuff).
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Post by Kristal on Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:05 pm

Even cheaper than the butterfly clips (those are, like 18/24 for $1?) are sparkly bobbby pins which they can then keep; and they want to because they're pretty Razz They're something like 60/$1 at the dollar store.

I also keep a few band-aids in my kit - just in case.
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Post by Perry Noia on Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:42 pm

bandaids are definitely a good idea... and as I discovered this past weekend, bring some Tylenol in your kit... I had such a killer migraine. It's very hard to be the happy, cheerful, bouncy clown when your head makes you want to tell the whole world to go away.
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Post by Psalmbook on Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:49 pm

Excedrin!!! I used to use the folding paint brush holder, but some of my brushes were too tall for it & now I have toooooo many brushes for it. I love the icecube tray!
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Post by Guest on Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:55 pm

Yup... Ivory for washing the brushes between people while working AND for cleaning brushes and sponges afterwards.

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Post by Judy on Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:34 am

Mirrors.... don't forget the mirrors!
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