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What is a good, fast drying brush cleaner that I can use between clients? Preferable an affordable price of DIY concoction :)

Apr 03, 2012

Jasmin Q.

what i use is alcohol . just put it in the spray bottle or dip your brush in a cup with it., i haven't had any problem been doing this for almost a year now,.you can also check this video out..  

Thank you so much!! That is perfect since I already have some! THANK YOU! :D

Apr 03, 2012

Melissa R.


Apr 11, 2012

Anjum C.

Alcohol can be drying, so I guess that's good for quick use... But make sure to really condition when you're at home, either with actually hair conditioner, or extra virgin olive oil. Also, there's this:

Apr 11, 2012

Marian H.

I bought a while back at Walmart a makeup brush shampoo which u could use for natural and synthetic brushes. It was around 3 bucks and it works super well and also leaves the brushes really nice and soft. as for a dry cleaner I really have no Idea, but anywayz I hope I helped somehow <3. Good Luck

Apr 14, 2012

Britt A.

I use Dr. Bronner's Tea Tree Oil Magic Castile Soap. It cleans brushes wonderfully and uses tea tree oil to keep away bacteria. I love it because you can use it to clean anything!

Apr 16, 2012

Kaylin A.

Either The E.L.F. Brush Cleanser and Shampoo, or the Sonia Kashuk Sponge and Brush Cleanser!

Apr 16, 2012

Soma S.

I agree w/ Britt - that stuff IS magic! It's a natural soap alternative as well, so you don't have to worry about exposing your face to bad ingredients. I use a 1/8 ratio when watering it down and putting it into a foaming cleanser bottle to conserve the amount of product wasted when cleaning brushes. It works AMAZINGLY - and I purchased a big bottle for $20 or so that I think will last me 20 years. I haven't made a dent in it! =D

I have a video on my page demonstrating how the foaming cleanser bottle helps you clean your brushes gently without having residue build up on your brushes without using the oil/soap method. [it's ok to wash oil based paints off with that method, but def. bad for your brushes IMO, oil buildup is no good for glue+ferrules...] - note that this is for deep cleaning and not for spot cleaning.

For spot cleaning, I have my trusty MAC brush cleaning spray watered down a bit to conserve product and using a spray nozzle.  =D

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