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Forum topic by pontic posted 09-19-2021 09:21 PM 281 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-19-2021 09:21 PM

A painter told me a few days ago that he uses creme rinse on his natural hair-Bristle brushes Especially his Badger ones.
He does a creme rinse after he cleans them. and sometimes, if their stiff right before he uses them.
Is he chasn’ an urben legend or has any one else uesd this method.
I not going to try this on my Badge brush unless somebody here has done it with good results. It is too expensive and hard to replace.

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#1 posted 09-19-2021 09:52 PM

Haven’t tried that. I use Fast Orange Cleaner for the final cleaning of brushes, and my hands. Spin out the water, comb out, then hang to dry.

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#2 posted 09-19-2021 10:15 PM

How Does that fast orange work for you? I bet it does well with oil based products.

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Francisco Luna

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#3 posted 09-19-2021 11:04 PM

Its natural hair so it makes a lot of sense to me. My painting brushes are not that expensive/hi end, but I always use any type of soap to clean them (Dawn, Hands soap). I leaned this at the Arts school, since the mediums for oil painting are oils and turpentine. Brushes like yours are worth the extra care.

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#4 posted 09-20-2021 12:02 AM

Natural hair bristles will always shrink at different rates when exposed to water, AKA the brush is toast after. Keep them in the mineral spirits and as long as you clean well all is good. People who soak brushes or place in the freezer instead of cleaning are just lazy or started with brushes that didn’t cost much. I have brushes that are thirty years old and have paint thinner just as old, settles out for the next cleaning just fine. This used to be my profession and we treated our tools with respect as they are what determined how effective we could be day in and day out. It was not unheard of to clean our brushes before lunch so they wouldn’t get too far gone. This is oil based mind you but laytex you can do as you see fit, but I am just as opinionated about that too.

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#5 posted 09-20-2021 12:28 AM

So kinda like my sisters hair after she washes it. She always blames my hard water.
Isn’t that what a rinse is sopposed to control? Heck Idon’t know.

Seriously do you just keep them in mineral spirits all the time? Or do you just clean them in it only. You say don’t use natural fifer brushes for water based products.
This sounds more reasonable than creme rinse thing.

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