Confectioner's Glaze Clean Up??

Decorating By CakeDiane Updated 13 May 2015 , 2:35pm by Snowflakebunny23

CakeDiane Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 11:57pm
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I just used confectioners glaze for the first time--I was really surprised when it wouldn't wash off the brush--how the heck do you clean this stuff off?

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Texas_Rose Posted 20 Feb 2010 , 12:01am
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You have to buy a bottle of glaze thinner to get it off.

CakeDiane Posted 20 Feb 2010 , 12:06am
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milkmaid42 Posted 20 Feb 2010 , 12:08am
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I use lacquer thinner, but I have never found it in small containers. I just wash my brushes with soap and water after cleaning with the thinner.

JenniferMI Posted 20 Feb 2010 , 1:03pm
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Yup, the stuff is NASTY...but wow, does it kick up foliage, ect! I LOVE the stuff. A confectioners thinner will do the trick. Don't get it on your clothes..... they will be done.

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CatherineGeorge Posted 13 May 2015 , 2:13am
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I know this is an old thread, but I discovered a helpful tip. Confectioners glaze won't come off my brush with dish soap, but it cleans right up with Dr. Bronner's baby mild soap. I suspect it's because it's more alkaline? Anyway, YMMV, but maybe worth trying. 

Magic Mouthfuls Posted 13 May 2015 , 9:28am
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Sticky icky stuff .... I just soak my brush in detergent water for a few hours, then scrape the brush between my fingernails (ie pinch fingernails either side of brush and pull back).  It takes quite a few goes, but eventually it all comes off and the brush is ready to dry.

Snowflakebunny23 Posted 13 May 2015 , 2:35pm
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I'm lazy and buy very cheap brushes if i need to use it and just throw them away after.  I did clean my brushes the first time but they never came out quite the same so don't bother any more...

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