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Stroking a brush across the smooth surface of the aluminum coil opens and separates the hairs for proper cleaning without damaging the fragile flags (the delicate split ends of brush hairs).
This heavy glass tank with a screw-on lid holds up to 12 oz (355 ml) of water, solvent or Silicoil Brush Cleaning Fluid.
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Got exactly what I ordered!
from Newport News, VA
Comments about Silicoil Brush Cleaning Tank:
I ordered two for use with oils, one for clean terpenoid and one for heavily used terpenoid. They work really well, although for long brushes they do end up sticking out a lot because the jars are rather short. A pickle jar with a lid would do a nice job but the coil inside is nice for really cleaning the brushes thoroughly. They both arrived really well packaged and unharmed.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Show your brushes some love!
By Artist Lydia Makepeace
from Naples, FL
I use this brush tank to gently and thoroughly clean my oil paint brushes. As a previous reviewer mentioned, I do wish it came in smaller sizes as I use walnut oil (which is quite costly in large quantities) in place of solvents.
Great for acrylics and oil paint
from Huntingdon Valley, PA
I have two of them and use them for water based paints and oil paints.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Great design, but ... the lid leaks!
I bought three of these before I discovered that I couldn't carry them on field trips, because the lids leak.I love the spiral wire system for cleaning brushes. Seems to clean effectively without undue damage to the bristles.I use three, with the lids marked #1, #2, #3. Brush starts in #1, progressing to the next two, with paper towel clean-offs in between. When #1 solvent is too contaminated for further use, I dump it. #2 becomes #1, #3 becomes #2, and the former #1 becomes #3 with new solvent.But ... solvent is volatile. The lids ought to be firmly, unfailingly, leak-proof. They're not.I can't find a gasket that might fit. I challenge the manufacturer to send every purchaser like myself a leak-proof gasket for each jar owned. Then I'll upgrade the rating.For now, I recommend but with RESERVATIONS as noted.
Silicore cleaning tank
By Van Gogh Admirer
Cleans brushes well. Great for studio setup.
from Austin, TX
Worked exactly as I expected and was shipped in a very timely manner. Very pleased!!
Brush Cleaning at its Best
By One Great Artist
from Youngsville, NC
I bought three of these. I use two for cleaning my oil painting brushes. One for initial removal and the second for additional cleaning. The smooth thick coils are gentle on my brushes, both natural hair and synthetic.
Great as usual
from Seattle, WA
This beats using a plain old cup for brush washing anyday. I use a mix of OMS and oil to clean my brushes after my painting session. The coil really helps get the paint out of the brushes. My only complaint is that the coil is nearly impossible to get out for cleaning. But at this price, I just use one for a year and buy an new one when it gets full.
Best Brush Cleaning System
from L Chorrera, Panama
This is the easiest and most economical product to use for your brush cleaning, just fill it up to above the coil with yith your cleaning product and use. Solids sink to the bottom so you can use your cleaning product again and again.
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