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Daler-Rowney Water Washable Oil Brush Cleaner (250ml)


  • 250ml wide-necked, squeezable pot
  • Dual opening flip-top/screw-top lid
  • Low odour
  • Solvent-free
  • Non-flammable
  • Biodegradable

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Solvent-free Daler-Rowney Water Washable Oil Brush Cleaner contains natural oils, making it highly effective at cleaning and restoring oil paint brushes. The low odour, non-flammable formula ensures the cleaner is both safe and pleasant to use, in addition to being kind to the environment.

Why should I use a brush cleaner?

It is essential for artists to thoroughly clean paint brushes after use, to preserve the condition and prolong the life of the brush. The type of paint used will determine the appropriate cleaner and method to apply.

In order to effectively remove all traces of oil paint from a brush, the pigment and binder must be fully destabilised. Traditional methods of doing this involve using a solvent such as White Spirit or Turpentine. Whilst this method remains popular with some artists, others prefer the ease and speed of using a brush cleaner.

How do I use Daler-Rowney Water Washable Oil Brush Cleaner?

There are 5 easy steps to cleaning brushes with Daler-Rowney’s Water Washable Oil Brush Cleaner:

1. Using a cloth, remove surplus oil colour from the brush.

2. Squeeze out approximately 5ml of brush cleaner into a container.

3. Work the brush into the cleaner, then wipe away the surplus with a cloth.

4. Rinse bristles under the tap or in a jar of clean water.

5. Shape bristles and allow to dry, or gently squeeze dry with a clean cloth.

How should Daler-Rowney Water Washable Oil Brush Cleaner be stored?

To maintain the quality of Daler-Rowney Water Washable Oil Brush Cleaner, it should be stored at normal room temperature, and protected from freezing. If separation of the cleaner occurs during storage, shake the pot before use.

Who are Daler-Rowney?

Established in 1783, by Richard and Thomas Rowney, Daler-Rowney has been manufacturing the finest art materials for over 230 years.

In 1963, Rowney became the first manufacturer in Europe to introduce artists' acrylic colour.  Widely used by artists, including well-known proponents Peter Blake and Bridget Riley, throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Rowney’s “Cryla” heralded a new era in art practice, which became known as ‘Pop Art’.

In 1983, the Daler Board Company purchased the George Rowney Company, forming Daler-Rowney Limited, as the company is known today.  Daler-Rowney now operates from three manufacturing bases, two in the UK and one in the Dominican Republic.

Reviews (5)

I wanted to try this brush cleaner to see if it will extend the life of my brushes. It's too soon to tell yet but so far so good.
Useful for washing brushes away from studio
Easy and clean to use. Leaves the brushes in good condition.
Good stuff especially if you can't stand the smell of white spirit