This entry was originally posted on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 

Just a little tip about lifting paint.

You can use your soft or hard scrub brush depending on what you are trying to lift.

When you lift your paint, wet your brush and lightly scrub the surface of the paper.

But make sure you have a tissue handy to dab at your paper as you lift the paint.

If you don’t dab your paper with the tissue often, you will just be pushing dirty water around.

The paper will also become too wet.  Then the paint around the area you are trying to lift will just bleed back into it.

I prefer a nice soft tissue for my lifting. Paper towels and some brands of tissue I feel are too rough for lifting. They don’t seem to wick the water away from the paper as easily.

It is also a good idea to stay away from tissues that are antiviral or have lotion in them.

They might leave some oils behind which become difficult to paint over if you need to.

Leslie Lambert

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