Proper brush care is an important aspect of the paint by numbers process. Not only will it help to ensure that your brushes last longer, it will also help to improve the overall quality of your paintings.
So, why is it important to clean your brush when painting by numbers?
Prevent color contamination: If you use the same brush to mix multiple colors, you run the risk of contaminating the colors. This can result in muddy or unsaturated hues, which can ruin the overall look of your painting. By cleaning your brush between color changes, you can prevent color contamination and achieve more vibrant and true-to-life hues.
Maintain brush integrity: Proper brush care will help to maintain the integrity of the bristles and prolong the life of your brushes. Neglecting to clean your brushes can result in stiff, matted bristles that are difficult to use and can even shed in your painting.
Improve the overall quality of your paintings: By using clean brushes, you can achieve a more polished and professional-looking finish on your paintings.
So, how do you clean your brushes when painting by numbers?
Use a brush cleaner: There are many brush cleaners on the market specifically designed for cleaning paintbrushes. Simply follow the instructions on the bottle to effectively clean and condition your brushes.
Use soap and water: If you don't have a brush cleaner on hand, you can use soap and water to clean your brushes. Simply wet the bristles and lather with a small amount of soap. Rinse thoroughly and reshape the bristles before allowing the brush to air dry.
By following these simple steps, you can maintain the quality of your brushes and improve the overall quality of your paint by numbers paintings. Happy cleaning!