How to Clean Acrylic Eggshell Enamel Off of a Brush

Written by diana braun
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Enamel paint is composed of a solvent (water, oil or latex), a pigment and a polymer that acts as a binder to the paint. Enamel is a hard-surfaced paint commonly used by high quality paint brands, spray paints and floor coatings to produce a high gloss finish. Acrylic eggshell enamel paint is water-based, making it easy to clean and remove with just the use of water and few common household items.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Hose
  • Liquid dishwashing soap
  • Soft cloth

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    Wipe excess acrylic eggshell enamel paint onto the painted surface.

  2. 2

    Hose the brushes off outside. Run the hose on the brushes until the water runs clear.

  3. 3

    Rinse the brush off in the sink using warm water and liquid dishwashing soap.

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    Dry the brush using a soft cloth. Pat the brush to remove any remaining soap or water.

Tips and warnings

  • Don't rinse brushes filled with paint in household sinks. Paint will clog the drains and pipes. Brushes should first be rinsed outside to remove as much excess paint as possible.

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