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Best Brush cleaner

Post by ochoin » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:25 pm

My very large bottle of 'Chroma Incredible Brush Cleaner' ("removes years old paint")is nearly empty & evidently not carried any more by the LHS.

Any recommendations or are all brush cleaners much the same, after the hype?

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Re: Best Brush cleaner

Post by grizzlymc » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:34 pm

I use turpentine, but I paint with enamels.

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Re: Best Brush cleaner

Post by Jeremy » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:51 pm

I clean my brushes with water, but every now and then soak them overnight in a bottle of Windsor & Newton brush cleaner. It’s really good.

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Re: Best Brush cleaner

Post by goat major » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:56 pm

old thingies brush soap seems quite good.

For day to day cleaning i tend to use tamiya thinner - that seems to break down acrylics even when dry.

After a podcast recommended using Vallejo Brush Restorer as a magic potion that revitalises old brushes i thought i would give it a go. Its rubbish and does nothing of the sort.
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Re: Best Brush cleaner

Post by Slugbalancer » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:22 pm

I use nail varnish remover, one with acetone, to remove acrylic paint from my brushes.

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Re: Best Brush cleaner

Post by tim.w » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:57 pm

Too many rums this evning. Clicked this cos I though it said breast brush cleaner.

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Re: Best Brush cleaner

Post by Peeler » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:49 pm

I read best bush cleaner, but there you go. Still, picked up a tip or two for my acrylic paint brushes.

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Re: Best Brush cleaner

Post by levied troop » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:00 am

You can get brush cleaner? I just buy new brushes.
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Re: Best Brush cleaner

Post by grizzlymc » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:18 am

Can you get bush cleaner?

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Re: Best Brush cleaner

Post by valleyboy » Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:51 am

I use something called "Zest It" that I bought from Rosemary and Co when I bought my brushes, I dunno if its that good but it smells of lemon. most of the time I pick bits of paint off the bit where the hairs meet the metal rather than clean it which inevitably means that my brushes get smaller and smaller and eventually are left with about 3 hairs

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