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Choose well and take care

There's nothing worse with painting, then using a brush that have still  old paint and got that into your painting. Even how hard you keep washing those, somehow there is still always something. It's trying to keep balance between washing well and carefully. You don't need always the most high quality sublimates, but if you have expensive brushes, you really want to take care of them, as well then your hair. I just took all my brushes and palette knives, and gave to them extra bath. Just because those residues, that are stubborn and stay even after washing.

I've used last 10 years only water based paints so I'm focusing only to those. I don't miss at all the smell of cleaning oil paint off, or what that do for you hands. Taking care of your hair is good parable for many reasons. First I use warm water, warmer then hand warm, but cold enough that you can easily keep your hands in it. I use mostly brushes that are made from hair, so they can't take too hot temperatures or too hard handling. I use to wet a brush, put dish soap and rub the bush against my palm. I rinse time to time and add more dish wash. You can also "paint" the sink with it. Do letters or some patterns. When water is starting to be clear, keep still going a while. There is still some paint. Don't ever dry the hairs with towel or paper. Even better if you don't even touch to it. Let it try upraise, so it keeps it's own shape. Wood and metal parts you should dry. Worn wooden parts you can paint with varnish if needed.

With painting taking care isn't only about your tools, it's also about covering the areas, that you want to keep clean. I'm not the best with it. I keep thinking that, I just quickly paint something small, and don't worry about it. Then I got paint to my favourite jeans or to tablecloth! I have nice fabric apron that I could use, but I'm still too often without it. For surfaces, easy way to cover them is old news papers, but my favourite is old shower curtain, that I saved for this purpose.
 With paper is the problem that if there is paint between it and your work it sticks to the paint. Or when it got wet, it can gave the ink and mess you and your work. Also remember to keep paper towels near, that you can take care of accidents. And of course clean the tube's and bottle's spirals, so you can open then at next time. @FromMadeByMeri



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