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[BKARTS] cleaning brushes



Hi, Peter,
A while back I learned a trick to clean out dried PVA from brushes that
works almost all of the time.  Simply place the bristles in  paste ( the
consistency of pudding or drier).  Check the bristles every day or so to
see if the PVA has softened-- and it will though it takes several days. 
As the PVA softens, you can wash/rub it out.  Return the brush to the
paste fand repeat the cycle until the brush is clean.  This has worked
well for me on at least one brush where the dried PVA was several years old.

Susie Lunas
Many Moons Book Conservation
Eugene, Oregon

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