General’s “The Masters” Brush Cleaner & Preserver is made with the Original B&J Formula. It cleans, conditions, and restores paint brushes in one step. Artists have relied upon The Masters Brush Cleaner since 1979 to take special care of their brushes. It removes oils, acrylics, watercolours, stains, and varnishes. For use on sable, natural bristle and synthetic brushes. It gives off no harmful fumes or odours, and it’s safe for use in the classroom or studio. 1 Tub of 1 oz (28.3 grams)
How to Use “The Masters” Brush Cleaner
Clean with ease
“The Masters” removes oils, acrylics, watercolours, stains, and varnishes. And it helps prevent paint build-up in the ferrule. It also prevents the hardening and build-up so common with today’s acrylic paints. “The Masters” works beautifully on the finest sable and natural / synthetic bristle brushes, and it makes painting with nylon and synthetic brushes a snap. It conditions the brush to hold more colour and helps lay down a smoother more even flow. Use “The Masters” after every session to keep your brushes like new. Steps to clean the brush are as follows:
Wipe brush to remove excess paint.
Wet brush and/or “The Masters” with water.
Swirl brush in “The Masters” and work into a lather.
Rinse with clean water.
Repeat if necessary until brush is clean (lather will be white). You can clean one colour after another without removing the previous colours from “The Masters” first.
Preserve for longer
“The Masters” was formulated in conjunction with a cosmetic laboratory to help condition and preserve your brushes with the same care and thought as products that you use on your hair. It keeps your brushes like new so they’ll retain the same natural snap and lustre – for consistent performance – as the day you bought them. Steps to preserve the brush are as follows:
Clean brushes as above
Leave clear lather on bristles, shape and allow to dry
Shake powder off bristles when ready to use again
Restore your old brushes
Don’t throw away old brushes with dried-on oil paint, no matter how hard the bristles are. “The Masters” restores old, stiff brushes to like new condition. Simply wet with water, swirl, lather and let brush sit a while before rinsing. Repeat process until all the paint is removed. Your brushes will be reconditioned and you will have a new old brush. Steps to reserve brush are as follows:
Clean brush as above, but use hot water
Allow lather to remain on bristles for a few minutes
If necessary, tap bristles on hard surface to work paint out
To clean paint from ferrule, allow lather to remain on the bristles for several hours, and repeat cleaning process
Leave clear lather on bristles, shape, and allow to dry