Re: Toxic-free oil paint brush holder
Uhm.... I was reading about oil, so I tried that. Using baby oil. The cheap kind. But, I clean the brushes with the oil and then wash them out with a conditioning hand soap and dry them. I would be worried that the oil would migrate up the ferrule and maybe loosen, prematurely, the attachment, if it soaked for long periods.
I also find that natural fiber (boar/ sable) seem to release the paint quickly, but that the synthetic fibers tend to hang onto it and a lot does still come out when I wash.
And,while we're on the subject, does anyone know where I can find the PEL rating on these turpenoids/ pure gum whatever its called turpentine/ varnish etc.? I am taking a class outside in the jungle of New Jersey this summer because I really don't like the smell of these, and I've seen at least one student have a severe asthmatic reaction just after she walked past my set up when I was using odorless turpenoid. That sort of made it real for me.