View Full Version : Rubbing out a painting...

09-17-2010, 11:15 PM
What is your preferred method of getting rid of a painting you don't like? Do you brush it off with a paintbrush?

I have a painting on colorfix that I would like to stop seeing. LOL When that happens with acrylics I just paint over it.

Paula Ford
09-17-2010, 11:33 PM
Most of the time I just brush it off with a foam brush, or if it's on Ampersand Pastelbord, I brush it off as well as I can and then go over it with rubbing alcohol and a wide flat paint brush. That way I can't see the shadow of the previous painting.

09-18-2010, 08:50 AM
Paula, good tip with the alcohol!

Beth, anything, including the vacuum cleaner works. Baby wipes (foam stuff), terrycloth, brush, take your pick.

09-23-2010, 10:49 PM

Paula Ford
09-24-2010, 01:17 AM

:lol: done that too :lol:

the drover's dog
09-26-2010, 06:30 AM
If you are working on Colourfix Beth, you can do almost anything to it and it comes up okay. I cleaned one off a full sheet by brushing with a household paint brush and then taking it outside and hosing the rest of the colour off. I tried to avoid getting the "wrong" side wet. My next effort on that sheet was much better!