I never realized how caked with paint my brayers had become...I thought they were red and was pleasantly surprised to see that they were white after a good clean. Over the years I have struggled to find a solution that would clean them gently but also well until I read something about Murphy's Oil Soap. This was an easy process as I placed all of the brayers in a stainless steel bowl, filled it with hot water and then dumped some of the soap into it. I'm afraid I didn't measure the amount I used but I'm guessing it was about 1/2 to 3/4 cup of the soap to about 4 cups of hot water. I allowed the brayers to soak until the water cooled and then began peeling the layers of paint off each one. Some of the colours were more tenacious (like the reds) but others just came off in a large chunks, which was terrific. I highly recommend this process to anyone. I wonder if it would work with paint brushes, too?
AIRdirondack Art Project