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Five questions about KREUL Brush Cleaner

04/05/2023 |

If you look after your paintbrushes, they’ll last longer. But brush soap and water sometimes aren’t enough to get paint and varnish off the brush hairs. Just the job for KREUL Brush Cleaner. A lot of artists are sceptical about chemical cleaners and looking for a sustainable alternative. That’s why we’re answering the five questions that we get asked most frequently about the KREUL Brush Cleaner here.



For which paints do you need a brush cleaner?

After working with resinous, oily or solvent-containing paints and varnishes, we recommend that you clean your brushes with KREUL Brush Cleaner. If you leave paints or varnishes containing these substances on your brushes, they can stick to the brush hairs, making the brushes unusable.

It’s not enough to just wipe over the brushes with a cloth. Water and brush soap won’t help either. KREUL Brush Cleaner is suitable for cleaning brushes after they have been used with KREUL varnishes, KREUL transparent resin-based varnishes, KREUL liquid bronzes or KREUL protective varnish for wood stain. But water and brush soap is usually enough to remove acrylic paint – providing it has not dried – from brush hairs.

What makes KREUL Brush Cleaner environment-friendly?

Brush cleaners are chemicals. In some cases, they may even be toxic, and this must be declared with a hazard warning on the label. KREUL Brush Cleaner does not contain any substances that must be specially declared.

It is solvent-free and based on plant-based raw materials. Good to know: KREUL Brush Cleaner is biodegradable. Other brush cleaners are often hazardous for the environment and have to be disposed of at a waste collection depot. You don't need to do that with KREUL Brush Cleaner.


Are the vapours from KREUL Brush Cleaner harmful?

KREUL Brush Cleaner is practically odourless. That's because it doesn't contain any solvents or turpentine. A lemon scent is mixed into many brush cleaners to mask their extreme smell. That isn't necessary in KREUL Brush Cleaner. The vapours emitted from it are not harmful, so you can use it in enclosed spaces.

What do you have to bear in mind when using KREUL Brush Cleaner?

If your brush is only lightly covered in paint, then you can simply dip it directly into the 50-ml jar of KREUL Brush Cleaner. To remove more stubborn paint, then transfer some brush cleaner into a medium-sized screw-top jar. You can dip the brush in the cleaner and waggle it around to help dissolve paint residue. Then wipe the brush on a cloth. You can also use water and brush soap for optimum care of your brush. 

Can you thin KREUL Brush Cleaner?

KREUL Brush Cleaner shouldn’t be thinned with water. Water doesn’t increase its dissolving power, but decreases it. So we recommend you use KREUL Brush Cleaner undiluted.