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Is it OK to wash paint brushes in the sink?
Last Updated: 17th April, 2020
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Hereof, is it OK to wash paint down the drain?
DO NOT pour paint down drain. While small amountsof latex paint can safely be washed down drain to aseptic system or wastewater treatment plant, this practice shouldbe kept to a minimum. Limit this to brush cleaning and otherclean-up.
One may also ask, what happens if paint goes down the drain? Paint will coat the insides of your pipes,shrinking them down and causing materials to build up andclog your drains. Do not throw the paint cans away orpour them into a city or storm drain either- they can easilyleak or leech into the water supply or contaminate theground.
In this way, can you wash paint brushes in the sink with a septic system?
All the paint from my brushes; latex oroil based goes down the drain, along with paintthiner to clean them. I have not had any issues with theseptic system in twenty years.
How do you clean up after using acrylic paint?
Wash your brushes with warm soapy waterright after your painting session ends, rubbing it incircles on the palm of your hand. Make sure you cleanbetween the bristles too, especially the area close to the ferrule.Rinse well, squeeze it dry, and then re-shape the brush. Let yourbrush dry horizontally.