All levels | 5 min 30 sec
Believe it or not, your paintbrushes and tools can serve you well for years as long as you clean and care for them properly. In this quick class, Lisa Solomon demonstrates how to clean your tools like a pro. You will learn how to scrape your palette clean, and how to thoroughly clean and care for your brushes between uses.
Learn how to:
What you’ll get:
- Clean your tools like a pro
- Scrape your palette clean
- Thoroughly clean and care for your brushes between uses
What you’ll get:
- Step-by-step expert instruction from Lisa Solomon on cleaning your paintbrushes
- A quick video lesson you can access online anytime, anywhere
- Detailed supplies list
- The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Acrylic Painting: How to Clean Paintbrushes Reviews
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Good for beginners. Cleaning instruction is often skipped in school. For plastic palettes, an old plastic gift card works better to scrape off dried acrylic polymer paint without gouging the palette surface. Also, using a loop or other magnifying glass will help you double check to make sure all paint is off of the bristles where they meet the ferrule. With brushes I use a lot on a painting session, there will often be a build up of semi-dried paint at the base of the bristles even if I’ve kept the brush wet and rinsed throughout the painting session. Making sure the base of the brush is completely clean is essential in maintaining flexibility. Take care of your tools and you will get years of use from them!
6 days ago