An easy to use cleaning system
This system is based on the use of two containers in which brushers, roller sleeves and other equipment are first washed and then rinsed. By rotating the containers the solids in the paint are separated from the liquid making it easier to dispose of each component.
This system will work well for both waterborne and solvent borne (oil or alkyd) paints. For solvent borne paints use mineral turpentine and any other paint solvent recommended by your local Impa Colour Shop or Reseller.
Follow these steps:
In the vase of waterborne paints:
By morning the paint solids in the first container will have settled down to the bottom of the container. The clear water from this container may now be poured onto the garden or any grassed or open area away from streams, rivers or lakes, where it can be absorbed into the ground.
Now to dispose of the paint solids at the bottom of the first container.
Scrape the paint solids out onto absorbent material, such as old rags, shredded newspapers or cardboard boxes. Allow to dry then place in a plastic bag and dispose of with the household rubbish or take directly to the nearest council tip.
The second container now can be used as the first wash. Use this rotation system until the job is completed.
In the case of solvent borne paints, follow the same procedures as for waterborne paints but with these exceptions: