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Re: Brushes


Date: Sat Feb 23 2002 - 06:30:28 PST

In a message dated 2/23/02 5:26:07 AM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

> I have just started a new school and, going through the initial process of
> letting the students know my expectations, showed them how I want them to
> treat the brushes. Well, my hand fell onto the container and I picked up
> one that had dried with glue on it. I picked up another - dried paint.
> After a quick check I found that there was a sizeable proportion in this
> state. My question is - are these recoverable? I hate seeing brushes
> treated like this - my students at the old school knew better and so (now)
> do these but if they can be used for anything at all (other than tinder) it
> would be worth it. Any ideas?
I have had good luck soaking them in hot water. This removes Elmer's glue and
 usually even craft paint and school grade acrylic.
Ann in Georgia