|Forum topic by rut||posted 01-14-2013 07:33 PM||550 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
01-14-2013 07:33 PM
I admit it, I’ll buy foam brushes to use for painting oil based paints just so I can throw them away and not worry about using solvent to clean anything, or leaving a good paint brush in a container of solvent until it turns solid and must be tossed.
But I have an airless sprayer that I want to use some oil based primer in and thorough cleaning is mandatory if you want it to work properly next time.
So how do you guys/gals handle messy clean up in a way that minimizes solvent use and how do you dispose of the now dirty solvent? I live in a rural area where recycling stuff is an afterthought that requires a 30 mi drive to the landfill where they have recycling containers (not really sure if they would accept it there).
Also, when cleaning water based paint I normally just let the water run continuously while brushing the sprayer’s components. Obviously this isn’t practical for expensive solvents. So how do you reduce the amount you use for each cleaning?
Anxiously awaiting your replies!