I want to share a DIY project for a simple paintbrush cleaning water cup. I have been using this water cup for several years. Every since I started doing mixed media paintings, I found a need for a cup that would clean off my paintbrushes of glue and acrylic paint. Any empty cup would do the job, but I found it hard to clean the brush completely was very difficult in a regular cup. So, what makes my DIY cup so special? It is made from a Gator aid bottle. It has to be a Gator aid brand bottle, because the bottom of the bottle is molded in a very special way that allows the paintbrush to be cleaned. The paint then settles down in the gully of the cup keeping the water cleaner longer.
YOU WILL NEED:
1. An empty Gator Aid bottle
2. Sharpie marker
3. Box cutter
4. Small scissors
First: Drink Gator Aid
Second: Rinse out bottle
Third: Use small scissors or razor to remove table
Fourth: Use sharpie to mark line around bottle that will be cut
Fifth: Use the razor blade or scissors to cut along the sharpie line. Be very careful not to cut yourself.
Sixth: Light the candle and carefully melt the sharp edge of the cup. Be very careful not to burn yourself or anything else when you use the candle and lighter.
Seventh: Fill cup with water and start clean your paintbrushes.
I hope you will enjoy using your new paintbrush water cup!