Basic surface preparation 
Glaze and Glazing

Material descriptions 
Patching drywall 
Paint & varnish removers
Sanding techniques
Sealers & sealants
Solvents & thinners

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Painting tip:
When oil painting you can save your brush, without cleaning it, for up to 3 weeks. Simply rap in plastic bag and place in freezer. When continuing the paint job allow to defrost for 1 hour.


Waste disposal

Artsparx is committed to supporting artists in the environment. Following are some general tips on safely disposing left-over and unused paint materials. 

In addition, a resource link to the EPA national and regional household hazardous waste collection program is provided for your convenience. Please follow the link to find a local hazardous waste collection location and stay clean, healthy and safe.

Find your local hazardous material disposal center with the EPA's help:

Acrylic / Latex:

Use completely or dispose of properly. Dry, empty containers may be recycled in a can recycling program. 
Rag disposal: Wash rags after use in warm soapy water, or allow to dry completely and dispose in household receptacle.

Oil / Alkyd:

Many products contain organic solvents which can cause adverse effects to the environment if not handled properly. Save unused product for touch up purposes or dispose in at your regional household hazardous waste collection program. Dry, empty containers may be recycled in a can recycling program.
Rag disposal: Soak soiled rags and waste immediately after use in a water-filled closed metal container. Rags used with oil based products may spontaneously combust and should never be left in a pile or in a non-ventilated environment to dry.


Use completely or dispose of properly. Dry, empty containers may be recycled in a can recycling program. 



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