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Title: Tip: Removing Dried Masking Fluid from Brushes
Post by: njnjgirl on March 16, 2017, 09:24:39 AM
It sometimes happens that you get dried masking fluid on your brush.  I know Dennis suggests using lacquer thinner to remove it.  But for those who do not have that available, you can used Vaseline!  Good old petroleum jelly smeared and massaged into the brush helps you to remove the dried masking fluid.  Then you wash your brush with Dawn.  I read about this tip on an art forum and just tried it on one of my old brushes and it worked very well.  Thought I would pass it along.
Title: Re: Tip: Removing Dried Masking Fluid from Brushes
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on March 16, 2017, 09:37:23 AM
Great tip, Mary Lou!
Title: Re: Tip: Removing Dried Masking Fluid from Brushes
Post by: Val on March 16, 2017, 10:23:14 AM
Hadn't thought of that. I've removed dried masking fluid using a good amount of dawn in the palm of my hand. Vaseline would give the hairs/bristles a good conditioning as well!  :clap:
Title: Re: Tip: Removing Dried Masking Fluid from Brushes
Post by: Annie. on March 16, 2017, 12:16:10 PM
Thank you Mary Lou... just what I needed.  I rather use vaseline then getting a bottle of lacquer thinner.  :flowers:
Title: Re: Tip: Removing Dried Masking Fluid from Brushes
Post by: Win on March 16, 2017, 12:59:47 PM
 O0
Title: Re: Tip: Removing Dried Masking Fluid from Brushes
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 17, 2017, 03:51:13 PM
Now that's a useful tip - thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Tip: Removing Dried Masking Fluid from Brushes
Post by: John Box on March 28, 2017, 03:54:14 PM
Very cool tip!