If you are an oil painter like me that is allergic to harsh chemicals and solvents like paint thinner and turpentine, then you are probably searching for ways to clean your artist oil brushes using safe methods like baby oil, pink soap, dish soap or perhaps cleaning products that you haven’t heard of. So I did a search online and found a bunch of great videos that demonstrate and discuss just how to clean your brushes without solvents or anything that may harm you.
Learn how to clean your oil paint brushes in a very natural and non-toxic way.
Avoid solvents for cleaning artist oil brushes. Stop throwing out good brushes. In this video, we bust the myth that strong solvents are required to clean hard oil painting brushes. The new brush soaps really work. If you enjoy before and after images, you will love this video. We provide several step-by-step examples to show how to clean both bristle and synthetic brushes.
A simple, safe, non-toxic way to clean oil paint out of your brush without using any harsh solvents. Stage 1: Mineral Oil or Baby Oil Stage 2: Mineral Oil and Liquid Detergent Stage 3: Liquid Detergent and Water Nore more mineral spirits or turpentine; just soap and baby oil.
A greener way to paint! Environmentally friendly way to clean oil paint from artists’ brushes. Avoid solvents, save water, and keep paint out of the water system.
I love painting with oil paints, but there are many challenges in terms of personal and earth health. I have adopted many safer art studio practices over time, and here’s a great way to clean your oil painting brushes while painting. And you won’t have to change the oil very often at all, like months!
During this video I share with you how I go about cleaning my oil painting brushes during painting and between colours – then again at the end of the painting session. Baby oil is a FANTASTIC way of cleaning your brushes and I hope you find this tutorial useful. Remember to SUBSCRIBE and give me a thumbs up!
In this second video I show you how to clean your container buckets and re-use the oil. – check out video one for how to clean your oil painting brushes
One of the biggest expense for an artist is their brushes. We want to preserve our brushes and keep them intact for as long as we can so cleaning and caring for them is paramount to our passion. This is the best way to preserve them in my opinion.