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How to Clean Oil Brushes - MEEDEN ART

How to Clean Oil Brushes

Oil paint is thicker and challenging to remove than watercolors or acrylics, therefore cleaning oil brushes can be a little more laborious than cleaning other types of brushes. Listed below is a step-by-step procedure for cleaning oil brushes:

1. Remove excess paint: Wipe off as much paint as you can from the brush using a clean paper towel or piece of cloth.
2. Swirl solvent into brush: Place the brush in a container of odorless mineral spirits, turpentine, or another solvent designed especially for removing oil paint. For a few seconds, swirl the brush in the solvent to help the paint come off.
3. Clean brush: Take the brush out of the solvent and wipe it on a fresh piece of paper or cloth to get rid of as much paint as you can.
4.Repeat if required: If the brush is still filthy, continue dipping and cleaning until it is clean.
5. Wash with soap: After completing the majority of the cleaning, wash the brush in warm, soapy water to eliminate any remaining dirt.

Note: Make careful to dispose of the solvent appropriately in accordance with local laws and the manufacturer's instructions. When using solvents, you should also use gloves and work in a well-ventilated location.

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