How you’ll clean your paintbrush will all depend on the type of paint (latex, oil-based) you use. Today, we’ll walk you through how to clean oil paint off brushes the right way for long-lasting brushes you can count on for future paint jobs.
Last time, we showed you how to clean paintbrushes when using latex paint, and while cleaning oil paint brushes is just as easy, there is a different process for how to clean oil paint brushes you should be aware of.
What You’ll Need for Cleaning Paintbrushes (Oil Based):
When learning how to clean oil paint brushes, one commonly overlooked aspect is disposing of your paint thinner or solvent and the paper towels, rags, or other items used to clean with the solvent and oil from your brushes.
No matter what kind of liquid you’re using to clean oil paint off brushes, you can always bring the remaining liquid to a hazardous waste center for disposal or donate it to a friend, family member, or organization that can use it. Never dump these solvents down drains or into the trash.
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