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Old 10-21-2018, 12:16 PM
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Re: Cleaning dried oil brushes

People can make a great problem from anything, which is eventually zero problematic!
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Old 10-21-2018, 01:14 PM
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Re: Cleaning dried oil brushes

Im all for this and dont clean anymore either. Just wipe and dip in a mixture of poppy and clove oil. Ive made up the medium already as i use it for retardation of drying in a small jar. Gee i used to think of the time ive wasted washing brushes carefully. The same goes with my palette. I used to scrub it clean?? Now i scrape downwards with a wallpaper scraper and wipe once. End of. Happy days.
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Old 10-31-2018, 09:07 AM
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Re: Cleaning dried oil brushes

a shout about that tip about vinegar - works like a charm!
(the 12% variety, for preserving and cleaning)
saved two small brushes completely, but with a three day soak. one larger has been soaking on a shelf in the study since my last post here and is continually improving. it was basically a twig.

thank you sidbledsoe!
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Old 10-31-2018, 10:13 PM
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Re: Cleaning dried oil brushes

Surely ronsu.
I also use vinegar to remove rust from tools, you just soak overnight and wipe it off.
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Old 11-01-2018, 03:44 AM
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Re: Cleaning dried oil brushes

I've found for dried in oil paint that a cleaning product for washing clothes with oxygen based cleaning (OxiClean, etc..) works well for restoring brushes.
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