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Winsor & Newton Brush Cleaner and Restorer completely cleans dried acrylics, oils, and alkyds with no damage to the brush head or loss of fibers. It can be used on natural or synthetic brushes. The cleaning solution is effective within minutes for oil colors (hours for dried acrylics), and leaves no oil residue.
This water soluble cleaner is non-toxic, biodegradable, non-flammable, and has low vapor. It comes in a plastic bottle.
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RESTORED MY BRUSHES!
from Long Island, NY
Comments about Winsor & Newton Brush Cleaner and Restorer:
As a last resort, I decided to buy this brush cleaner to save my old stiff brushes, which I was ready to throw out. I soaked about 30 brushes for 48 hours, then washed them with soap and water, rinsing them well, and reshaping them. I am happy to say that I can now use these brushes again, most of them, especially the higher quality ones, as if I had just bought them new. The cleaner is a good invewtment and I still have much of it, as uou only need a little to clewn many brushes.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Love this cleaner!
from Moberly MO
This is an excellent brush cleaner. I use this cleaner primarily to clean brushes that a little stubborn to clean. And it does what does--clean up dried paint. I discovered an additional use for it. I had some light smears of paint in my car--on the door and console. I looked for something to clean dry oil paint but the products in the store but it looked like they would be overkill. I thought of W-N brush cleaner because it cleans dry paint. I put some on a T-shirt ans lightly rubbed it. Came off instantly! Then I lightly cleaned it with the master's brush cleaner and water. As usual, test it in a inconspicuous area.
Second time buying!
Some of my older brushes were as solid as a rock before using this cleaner. They aren't completely restored to their former glory...they just have a new personality! Breaks up harden paint in less than 24 hours.
this stuff is great
from columbus, ohio
I have used this product for over 7 years and it has never failed me. I works to get the old dried pain off my brushes both water based and oil. And it is not harmful to me or the environment. I don't know how it works but it does. I use it to clean my brushes that I use for painting my house. I often use artist brushes for detail work and this product gets my brushes clean ( I buy art brushes for this purpose cause they allow me the fine control I need). When I spend 13 or 14 dollars per brush and I have over 15 brushes this product is a real saver.
I've been doing something wrong when I clean my synthetic brushes, after using them for oil paint. As a result they were getting hard and sticky and gross. I also had a few that I had forgotten about and let them dry with refined linseed oil in the bristles. It's an expensive mistake! I almost used paint thinner, but thankfully realized in time, that it would have melted my brushes. Other artists were swearing by this brush restorer, so I gave it a shot and it works. This is really going to save me money by making my brushes last longer! #sweepstakes
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from Littleton, CA
I bought this on the recommendation of a friend, but haven't had much luck with it. It slightly restored a couple of brushes I used with acrylic, but they are not back to normal still. Going to try another treatment to see if I have more luck. I'm also unclear as to whether this can get washed down the sink.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thank you for your review. Best practices for disposing of paint waste, including brush cleaners, do not involve pouring down the drain. Check with waste management in your community for guidelines, and remember that if the pigments in your paint are hazardous, then all paint waste must be considered hazardous as well. For further assistance with this or other materials you purchase from us, please don't hesitate to reach out to our Product Information Team. Product Specialists are available weekdays from 8am to 5:30pm CST at 1-800-933-2542 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and they're happy to work with you!
Saved all of my favorite brushes! Will NOT ever live without this product
Brush Cleaner & Restorer
By Donna Marie
I buy good quality brushes that get used a lot. I use a lot more acrylic paint for my artwork then any other medium. Acrylic paint is very hard on brushes. This product has revived brushes and made them usable again when I was about to trash them. This product won't revive all brushes but it will rejuvenate most of them.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Took the enamel off of brush handles
I used this cleaner to clean acrylic and oil paint out of various brushes. It definitely will get caked on acrylic out of brushes. I had one Liquitex freestyle brush that had been used for gesso. It was stiff with paint and this cleaner made it usable (not soft but usable again). However it took the enamel off of the handle of three of my good Escoda brushes. Dick Blick has been great about making the situation right but I would warn against soaking Escoda brushes for longer than ten or fifteen minutes.
Merchant response: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with this brush cleaner. Because it is formulated to remove dried paint from the tuft of the brush, it can also remove the lacquer from the brush handle. For this reason, it is not recommended for use on painted or varnished surfaces, and contact with brush handles should be avoided. If you would ever like to speak to a Product Specialist about the care and cleaning of brushes, just call 1-800-933-2542 (8am-5:30pm CST M-F) or email email@example.com. They're happy to assist you!
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