So after a short painting hiatus I've hit that old problem of returning to a set of solid brushes. Last time I'd used paint stripper from the local modelling shop, which seemed to work at removing the paint from the bristles from my brushes, as well as the handle I was worried that it might damage the bristles/edges. I use white spirit substitute for household painting (walls, fences, etc) but I'm not sure if that'd be suitable for fine brushes?
So what do you use and do you have any recommendations?
As I only use acryllics I use what ever washing up liquid is on the go in the kitchen and it works a treat, I also have a bottle of artists white spirit for when I use the army painter ( as I never dip, always brush on) and vfor varnishes.
I have two water bottles, one with bubble bath and water, one with pure water. Brush goes in soapy stuff, brush goes in water. Nice.
For badly gummed up brushes I have a brush soap in a little round tub that usually does the trick. Then there's always soaking the brush in Dettol, but I usualy worry about it taking off the glue that holds the bristle in, so I rarely do that unless I have to.
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