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Re: gunky brushes

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Linda Kelty (lckelty)
Mon, 18 May 2099 21:00:58 -0400

Modge podge is thickened white glue. Soak in boiling hot water, peel off
the "skin" that forms on the outside, then wash with liquid soap in warm
water. To remove substances from the ferrule, stroke liquid soap into the
bristles then hold the tip of the bristles in the fingers of one hand while
rotating the handle. This is an old signpainters trick that causes the
bristles to scrub together without snarling or tangling. It's fun to see
kids do this for the first time and discover the hidden pigment that bubbles
out. I have them do this 2 or 3 times until it rinses clean. I also teach
the kids to pre-wet ANY brush they are using, no matter what medium or
purpose, because the water absorbed into the bristles resists other fluids
to a degree and allows for easier cleaning. Linda K in Iowa
-----Original Message-----
From: ricki fromkin <fromkinr>
To: Pablo90512 <Pablo90512>
Cc: <>
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 1999 8:19 PM
Subject: Re: gunky brushes

>Pablo90512 wrote:
>> Does anyone know of a solvent that will get hardened mod podge out of
>> Many years ago the maintenance man at my old school cleaned them all up
>> me.
>> What did he use? Anyone know?
>> laurie
>All I know is that if you dip the brushes in shampoo or dish detergent
>(liquid) before you use the mod podge or any other latex like product,
>whatever you're applying barely sticks to the brush. Sorry.