Recommended Solvents & Cleaners
This is my preferred solvent. In spite of it being odorless, I strongly recommend having adequate ventillation when using an open container of this. I would not skimp on this, although you can recycle it over time, you will go through a lot of it, and it pays to purchase a larger container.
The Masters Brush Cleaner & Preserver
This is one of three soaps I use to clean my brushes. This one works particularly well with bristle brushes and synthetics. It is coarse and abbrasive, so use it sparingly on your valuable soft brushes (sable, mongoose, etc.)
Jack Richeson’s Linseed Studio Soap
This is the second type of soap I use for cleaning my brushes. This one works particularly well to free up brushes that have dried or nearly dry oil paint on them. It is less abbrasive than The Masters Brush Cleaner. The third type of soap I use is regular Soft Soap, particularly for my softer brushes.