Cleaning Up with Soy Wax

After painting with encaustics, clean your brushes, tools, and heated surfaces with Soy Wax. This natural product allows you to wash your brushes with soap and water after its use, leaving them soft and supple, unlike other petroleum based cleaners.

To clean brushes, keep a container of soy wax melted on the palette.  Pour some on to the palette and work off the paint, using more cleaning wax as needed and blot your paintbrush on newsprint or paper towel.