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03-25-2001, 02:31 AM
Within the past couple of months , someone told of a magic potion for the rejuvination of acrylic brushes that have been "Forgot".At least I think it was for Acrylic, maybe it was for oil. Both will be of great assistance to a fool who forgets.
Billyg http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

03-30-2001, 02:33 PM
First, the only thing I know that will remove acrylics from clothing is rubbing alcohol. You can use it on a painting too, if you want to lightly remove a top layer of paint.

I use Brush Plus which is a waterbase cleaner/conditioner manufactured by Plaid. If the paint is dry, I soak the brush tips (not the handles) overnight in the cleaner...then work it in with my fingers cleaning the fibers as much as possible. Depending on the type of brush, this has always cleaned them up nicely.

Best advice is...keep acrylic brushes wet while painting and clean them up immediately afterward. When I can't do this (like in a hurry to get home after painting on location), I wrap them in plastic bag with a little water, rubber band them tight and stick them into another plastic bag...and clean them after I get home. I have forgotten these for a couple of days http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/frown.gif but they didn't completely dry out in the plastic bags! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

There are other products on the market for clean-up of acrylics. Check in the crafts dept of Michaels. They carry several brands.