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Old 10-31-2002, 09:18 AM   #1
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Karin, a few questions about painting with Genesis?




Karin,

I bought the "starter" kit of Genesis paints to play with and really like them. However, there are a few questions about how they work that I am hoping you may be able to help me with.

1) How do you cleanse your brushes in between colors? The instruction booklet stated that it was fine to use turps/mineral spirits, etc.. However, for the next few months, I don't want to be near the stuff. So, what do you do?

2) I know that you have the drying oven. I have the gun/and regular oven, and have used both, but I have found that sometimes some tiny "bubbles" have appeared in the paint.

3) Glazing. The kit came with two of the Genesis mediums (I don't have them handy, but can clarify later if you need me to tell you exactly what they are). I just couldn't quite figure out the proportions to simulate the glazes like I use with traditional oil and Liquin.

I REALLY like the way these paints feel, and ESPECIALLY love the fact that no paint is wasted and I don't have to clean up each time!

Thanks so much for your help in advance.
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Old 03-18-2004, 11:37 AM   #2
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1) Soap and water are OK. So is Isopropyl alcohol (high grade). Oftentimes I simply wipe the brush with a paper towel and go on to the next color. Genesis also sells a brush cleaner and this is the best but most expensive way to do it. With Genesis you never - ever - have to clean a brush. Your brushes will last a very long time and stay in good shape too.

2) I have never had this happen! The only thing that I can think of is if you are using the Genesis final gloss varnish, it is meant to air dry.

3) Glazing is a little different with Genesis. You need to experiment. The old glazing medium must not be mixed at greater than 40%. The latest glazing medium (they don'e even sell the old one anymore) has no restrictions.

These paints are really nice. It is a good product and not being toxic is very important in this business.
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