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Val

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Reply #15 on: October 08, 2011, 11:06:42 AM
I use a bar of 'simple soap', just very mild soap. After I've cleaned the brush well, I work up a clean lather and work it through the brush, shape the brush and let it dry. It helps the brush retain its shape and as a bonus keeps it dust free. When I want to use it I just give it a quick rinse and its just like a new brush every time.
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Reply #16 on: October 08, 2011, 01:49:47 PM
Like I mentioned ..the Alizarin Crimson I bought unmistakenly looks alot like Cad Red instead. I don't like it's color at all. It's very different color than true Alizarin (oil). That in itself I think will keep me from using water soluble paint. I'll just stick to the oil based colors.  I have been using regular soap and water after rinsing in turps. But might try the Dawn next time I go to the store.
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Reply #17 on: October 09, 2011, 01:14:53 AM
Pat- If you like using oils, I wouldn't fool with adding WS oils, but I've heard of people adding oils to WS oil paint, however.  I don't know why and I'm not sure I would do it.

Tony-folks who clean with solvent soak and swish their brushes around in it so I think cleaning by lathering with soap and a water rinse may work better than just oil.  But try it out and tell us how it works.  Olive oil soap works great for me because it lathers and has oil in it.