The Acrylic Brush Cleaner is a much safer solvent for use in the studio, than white spirit, for cleaning Acrylic brushes.
It is easy to use with a slight orange/citrus smell, it is water soluble, non-flammable, non-toxic and contains no Aromatics or CFC's, has low VOC's and is kinder to the environment.
It is re-usable, which makes it economical and a little goes a long way.
The citrus oil element helps to stop the hair/bristles from becoming brittle and dry, so your brushes last longer.
It will remove old dried Acrylic paint from brushes that would normally only be good for throwing in the bin. Brushes 'crusted' with dried Acrylic from constant use can now be brought back to supple usefulness!
To use the Acrylic Brush Cleaner and Reviver (or watch the video):-
Decant a small amount of Acrylic Brush Cleaner and Reviver into a separate container, only deep enough to cover the hair/filaments of the brush, swirl the brush head in the liquid gently, wipe onto kitchen towel.
Repeat, wipe the brush head between folded kitchen towel to remove softened Acrylic. Repeat, as the Acrylic softens then the brush can be pressed against the side of the container to help release the product.
Repeat until all the Acrylic paint has been removed. Different products take different lengths of time for removal, if you wish to 'soak' the brush in the fluid then about 5 minute would be a good starting point.
Wash the brush and your hands with soap and water.
Allow to dry.
Label and store the container containing the used Zest-it for re-use.
It will also remove Acrylic based products from hard surfaces (wipe the handle of your brush!) and from paper and canvas. If used in this way, wipe the cleaned surface with a water damp cloth.
Wear Nitrile gloves if skin is sensitive and eye protection if splashes are likely.
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I tested the brush cleaner with a brush that had acrylic paint which had dried for over 1 week.
After 24 hours the paint had become soft and after 48 hours, the paint was dropping off and could be washed clean with soapy water. Very impressive. Photos below show the changes.
Brush with hardened acrylic paint.
After 24 hours in the Zest-it brush cleaner, the paint is starting to become soft.
After 48 hours, the paint has pretty much come off the brush and what is left is very soft.
The brush was then washed in warm water with soap and is in as good condition as before the paint had dried on the brush.