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RE: what to do with brush between pt/pd coating?

That's the method I use also.

On Jan 26, 2009, at 2:42:51 PM, "Nelson, Donald W" <donald.w.nelson@intel.com> wrote:

From:"Nelson, Donald W" <donald.w.nelson@intel.com>
Subject:RE: what to do with brush between pt/pd coating?
Date:January 26, 2009 2:42:51 PM CST
To:"alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca" <alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca>

Arentz teaches the students to rinse the brush in tap (fitered), then into distilled for a quick rinse and a shake until moist, then hang. Prior to coating the next print, its into the distilled and a shake until damp (actually a flick). 

Not much chemistry in the brush after coating.


Anyway, a small price to pay for consistency in coating – at least you know that you don’t have Ferrous compounds in the brush. 


Bottom line – choose a method and be consistent. Whether its wrapping the brush between coatings or wash/hang.


From: Paul Viapiano [mailto:viapiano@pacbell.net] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 4:43 PM
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: what to do with brush between pt/pd coating?


Hi all...


It occurred to me recently to ask this seemingly simple question...please excuse my apparent ignorance.


If I am coating several 8x10 sheets in one coating session, what should I do with the brush between coatings?


Surely, I shouldn't have to clean it between each one and lose precious solution that is soaked in the bristles...