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Re: [BKARTS] Removing dried PVA from brushes??

Give it a try. Start with very hot water (nearly boiling), then go to isopropyl or rubbing alcohol. Because most PVAs are thermoplastic (they will set up or soften in heat, the presoak is useful. The the alcohol. I used to do this regularly, and I would also give my brushes a general cleaning with rubbing alcohol from time to time. Easy and inexpensive. I never had to though away a brush, but then I never had one with 10-year old glue in it either.

Carol Pratt
Co. Kerry, Ireland

On Mar 31, 2008, at 8:54 PM, Neal Cox wrote:

And what about a brush that has solidified PVA over a decade old?

On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 12:57 PM, Dolores Guffey <dguff@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Rubbing alcohol works great...was a suggestion months ago on this list and
I've used it more than once! Just soak the brushes overnight and all the
PVA will gum up and be easy to remove.

d. guffey

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