I generally work in a bit of a mess but not when it comes to brushes
Several of my students kid me that I am particular about washing my tools.
Some of my brushes are 10 years old and YES I am particular!
If I pick up a brush that is not thoroughly cleaned, it can contaminate the other paints, especially light colors.
Here are my preferred brush cleaners
1) My very favorite is Dr. Bronner's Pure Castile Soap. Its a bit stronger and does a fine job while keeping the bristles soft. It is the most effective for removing the paint and not as caustic as chemical industrial brush cleaners.
2) I also like Murphys Oil Soap. It gets the job done as well and the oil helps to keep the bristles soft.
3) Dawn dishwashing liquid works in a pinch as well.
I like to put these products in an empty pump bottle, its easier to leave in the sink when i'm ready to go!
Everyone has their own unique studio habits. As long as you get in there and work!
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