Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Chemicals

There has been a lot of talk about toxic chemicals used in painting, how they effect our health, and how we can do without them.  I use walnut oil in the studio, but I still break out the toxics to seal off a painting and for some glazing in the final stages.  When I use liquin, I go outside and wear a mask from opening the bottle to washing the brushes.  This way it doesn't get me too bad.  I would love to find a glaze that works well and is not hazardous.  

1 comment:

aBfife said...

a final coat that is safe.......I swear it doesn't exist. Pass it on if you find one. I literally can feel my brain cells dying as I brush that beautiful shiny final coat. Ouch.