Q: How can I clean oil paint off my brushes?
• Wipe off excess paint from the brush using a piece of paper towel or rag.
• Rinse off the remaining oil paint with odorless thinner or mineral spirits.
• Repeat wiping and rinsing the brush until all remaining paint is gone.
• Rinse and lather brush with soap and warm water until it runs clear.
• Using your fingers, gently reshape the brush head back into its original form.
• Dry the brush, handle and ferrule by using a brush stand.
Q: I got oil paint on my clothes. How do I get it off?
If you get oil paint on your clothes, scoop out excess paint from the fabric carefully without spreading it. Treat/blot the remaining paint repeatedly before it dries using mineral turpentine on a piece of absorbent cloth or paper towel until the paint totally comes off. If needed, rub in laundry soap and soak in hot water overnight.
Q: Can I use Linseed Oil with these paints?
Yes, Linseed Oil can be used as a medium for our MyArtscape oil paint. Take note that linseed oil will yellow white paint over time.
Q: How long does it take for oil paint to dry?
Oil paint generally takes days or even weeks to dry
depending on the thickness of your paint and the temperature of the room you're
working in. In a 27C / 80F room for example, a thin layer of the MyArtscape oil
can take about 16 hours to be touch dry. Thick impastos on the other hand can
take a few days or weeks.
Q: How do I prevent my painting from cracking over time?
Remember the ‘Thick over Thin’ rule in Oil Painting. Since thin layers dry quicker, always apply thick layers over thin layers to avoid cracking of paint.