Tip File: Masking Fluid

Don’t use your good brushes to apply masking fluid; it will dry on the brush and won’t come off. Instead, use the tip of a brush handle or try toothpicks.


Apply and remove masking fluid only after the paper has completely dried. Use rubber cement pickup to remove dried masking. Run a freshly washing hand over the painting to feel for any spots you may have missed, since they are not easliy visible. Leftover dried masking will feel sticky to the touch.

From the September 2010 issue of The Artist’s Magazine, Brushing Up column by Soon Y. Warren.


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