View Full Version : use of masking glue

Rabeya Khusro
05-30-1999, 04:34 AM
to put masking glue i use old brush but in one or two uses it becomes unusable and if i use the brush handle it gets blotched. can someone tell me how to neatly use masking glue.

05-30-1999, 01:35 PM
I am just a beginning artist but i think I can solve your problem,you need to buy a cheap no.2 brush for masking fluid

06-05-1999, 10:09 AM
Here's what I do to keep the brushes usable.
I make a solution of liquid dishwashing soap (four or five drops of soap in about 1/2 cup of water which I keep in a little tupperware container). Dip your brush in this soapy solution first, dab it on a kleenex or paper towel, and then into your masking fluid.
If you have a lot of masking to do, wash the brush in the soapy water when the fluid begins building up on the brush. The soap residue in the brush will help keep the masking fluid from adhereing to the bristles quite so much. And, of course, when you are finished masking, was the brush thoroughly in soapy water.

Hope this idea works for you! Ellen Fountain

06-10-1999, 06:03 PM
Another way I have found to protect brushes when using masking fluid is to wet your brush in water and run the bristles over a bar of soap. This coats the bristles and helps to protect them from the masking fluid. I still prefer to use an older brush though!

10-02-2004, 11:48 PM
Don't forget to get the soap way into the ferrules of the Brush or you will lose it it a different way,
Good Luck

10-03-2004, 03:50 AM
There are easier ways, a Drawers Ruling Pen works well and I have now purchased a Masquepen, which is a bottle of fluid with a nib on the end and works beautifully. Look at this site for details of the MASQUEPEN (http://www.masquepen.com/).

And here for the ruling pen SAA (http://www.saa.co.uk/shop/detail.asp?prodID=THMFRP)

But if you do use a brush, soap is a good idea. Keep washing the brush out and re-applying the soap. Liquid lighter fuel will clean the mask from the brush if you forget the soap, but this can also ruin the brush in time.

10-03-2004, 05:13 AM
A ruling pen is ideal,
have a look here for more info,



10-03-2004, 08:30 AM
And I think you can get an Ugly Brush from Cheapjoes.com just for that purpose