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Do any of you have any tips about how can I wash my chinese calligraphy brushes when I am not at home ?

Regards

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    Have you tried Googling it? Your question isn't really a good fit for this site – Manly May 4 '16 at 15:46
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    More info about what questions are a good fit can be found here – Manly May 4 '16 at 15:55
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it deals with maintenance, not design – Zach Saucier May 4 '16 at 20:23
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Since this didn't close yet, and I actually have a decent answer, I'm just gonna post..

When I did fine art outside/away from my studio, I used Turpenoid Natural, or Odorless Turpentine. It's basically a paint, pigment or ink thinner(mineral spirit). If you aren't going to be switching colors then you could get away with having a damp rag. But if you plan to chance colors while painting, get a baby food jar and fill it half way, bring a dry rag.

It's a little better than water since it thins the pigment in the brush and helps clean it better. It's typically used in oil painting, so I don't believe you'll have any problem thinning or cleaning (I'm assuming india ink) from your brush.

  • Don't use turpentine on brushes for water-based media. It is not miscible with water and leaves a residue which repels water. – Yorik May 6 '16 at 14:37
  • The reason I suggested turpentine was because when I used india ink, It was done dry brush. – knocked loose May 6 '16 at 15:13

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