How Do I Clean My Paint Brushes?

Decorating By sargove Updated 10 Mar 2012 , 10:37pm by metria

sargove Posted 10 Mar 2012 , 4:14am
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i recently purchased some edible silver paint for decorating cakes but now cant get the paint off the brushes.
after i finished painting i put the brush under a warm tap and it set the paint and now the end of the brush is rock hard! i've tried acetone, soap, boiling water, letting the brush dry and scraping the silver off with a knife and there is still some paint left in the brush.
how do you get the paint out whilst on the go painting - otherwise i'm going to need to buy a load more paint brushes!

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myxstorie Posted 10 Mar 2012 , 8:52pm
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If you've tried ALL that and the colour still won't come off... It sounds like the best thing to do is buy a batch of small, cheap paintbrushes that you don't mind throwing away :/

metria Posted 10 Mar 2012 , 10:37pm
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may i ask what the edible paint you bought was? i usually have brushes go hard if i'm using confectioner's glaze. is that what this paint's base is?

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