如何清潔丙烯酸塗料中使用的畫筆?


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當我嘗試查找視頻或用丙烯酸繪畫的技巧時,我總是看到他們將畫筆浸入水中進行清潔。但是每次我用丙烯酸塗料作畫時,看來我的刷子中就無休止地供應油漆。我是否擔心過度清潔?我不會嘗試添加過多的油漆,而是將刷子浸入水中以使其更薄,因此它不會那麼刺眼。至少我被告知在使用丙烯酸樹脂時要這樣做。有人告訴我不需要塗料稀釋劑。有什麼技術可以快速有效地清潔我的畫筆?

我應該添加的一件事,我不是說用完它們之後。我真正針對的是需要使用相同大小的畫筆,但使用不同的顏色。例如,我的整個背景是紅色。好吧,那我就必須清除所有紅色,因為我需要將同一支畫筆用於另一種顏色,例如黃色。我希望我的紅色畫筆能夠快速清潔,以便進入黃色並塗上不同的區域。但是清除紅色似乎永遠需要!我浸入水中,嘗試清潔,將其擠進紙巾中,然後使用一些建築用紙查看其清潔程度。基本上,看起來我只用稍微薄一點的油漆即可繪畫。我想清潔我的刷子而不必多次清潔。這也導致了一個事實,那就是我想油漆多於清潔刷子。

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  • Clean them fast. Acryclic paint dries quickly, so it's important to clean your paintbrushes as soon as possible after you've finished using them, so that the paint doesn't get the chance to start drying and hardening on the brush.

  • Massage the bristles thoroughly. Don't just dip the paintbrush into water and wiggle it around, and don't leave it standing in a pot of water for ages either. Hold the brush under running water and massage it with your fingers - tease apart the individual bristles, push and rub the brush against your palm, and keep on doing this until the water runs clear.

I could back this answer up with extensive links to and quotes from online advice and tutorials, but from your question it sounds like you've already found some of these, so I'll keep it short and sweet.


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Dipping your brush into water isn't going to do anything other than get your brush wet. To actually clean a brush, you need physical agitation, and I don't mean "swish it around in the water jar a few times" agitation, but "mash it back and forth against your other hand while holding it under running water" agitation. Use some paint brush soap (or plain old hand soap) and really work up a lather. Rinse and repeat until the lather bears no trace of the pigment you were using, then rinse thoroughly.

If this sounds like too much work when all you want to do is switch pigments, there are two things that will help. One, don't put so much paint on your brush: put the paint on just the tip, not the whole thing. Of course, that's not a terribly effective way to paint a large area such as a background, which brings me to: Two, get more brushes. Basically, use one brush per color, or at least per color family. If you're switching between, say, vermilion and cadmium red, you can get away with just swishing the brush around in the water jar and wiping on a paper towel. You still need to do the thorough washing as soon as possible after you're done, though, since acrylic paint can dry on a brush even if it's sitting in water (plus, sitting in water is itself a bad thing for a brush).


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To quickly clean between color changes, I put a kitchen sponge in an old mushroom container, fill it with hot water and use it to wash the brush by dragging it back and forth over the hot, damp sponge. I then swish and rinse the brush in a large jar of cold water. This is usually enough for a clean color change using one brush. Of course, you do need to keep the water with the sponge in it hot and the swish and rinse water clean.


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I swish mine around in hot water (not warm, hot). It seems to wash the paint out of the brush better. I have a paint towel also to wipe my brush on after its wet from the water because I don't like the water dripping on my painting and in my paint when I am moving on to the next color and it also helps remove any excess paint on the brush after I use the hot water. Then I will wipe it on something else, maybe my skin or scratch paper to make sure.