Monday, 29 March 2010
Review - Masters brush soap
I've seen this Masters brush soap mentioned in a few places around the web, and so when I was picking up some sculpting supplies and I needed to make up a minimum order, I decided to add it to the basket. A small tub only costs around £2.50 and after using it, I figure it's going to last me at least a year or two, so there's no worries about the cost factor.
I'd never used it before and so I decided to hit up the guys on Google Buzz and see if any of them knew how you used the soap (Buzz is great for getting quick tips and feedback, if you haven't already tried it, you really should). Green Stuff Sculpting came back with a couple of links to these Youtube tutorials ....
I got stuck right in, building up a lather and then rinsing time and time again. In total I did it six times, although I could have continued because paint was still coming out at that point. After the six washes, I was left with ....
OK, it's not back to brand new but it's a hell of a lot better than it was before. I've got to say that if Masters brush soap can do this with my basecoat brush which was just abused for a year, then it's going to have no problem looking after my regular brushes.
I'd highly recommend this stuff to anyone who puts paint on their models, and not just serious painters. Anything that can extend the life of our brushes has got to good, especially considering how expensive they are. I just wish I'd got some years ago, it'd have saved me a fortune!