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neilestrick    1,381

Ditto. The best thing you can do to make it easier to clean your brushes is to make sure the wax never dries on the brush, even a little bit. Put the brush in water when you're not using it. The wax sold by Ceramic Supply rinses out clean with just water. 

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Min    783

Dampen the brush with water then put a drop of dish washing liquid on the brush (work it in a bit) prior to using for wax. After using rinse in hot water, I then put them on the top level in the dishwasher. Last part is probably redundant but they come out with zero wax on them. I use damp sponge pieces for most wax application then toss them when done. I only use brushes for awkward to wax areas like on french butter dishes etc.

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weeble    5

The pottery group I work with has several designated 'wax' brushes, then we clean them with hot water and a squirt of 409 right after use.  They're oil painting brushes with the stiffer bristles and I know a few of the older ones pre-date my time with the group and I've been there over 15 years...

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Chris Campbell    1,088

I keep a couple brushes aside just for wax ... Magic marker on them so as not to forget.

If you want to use the brush for other things a good idea is to dip it in liquid soap before you use it for waxing. This makes clean up easier.

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