What is the best way to clean Lift out brushes.
As with any brush it is important to clean thoroughly. The Matthew Palmer lift out brushes have white hair which means these can be come stained by certain colours.
This does not affect the performance of the brushes.
I would always recommend cleaning all artist brushes with a good artist brush cleaner, these have been formulated and developed to clean the brush thoroughly and recondition the hair without any residue (important for watercolour). They are easily available in liquid, cream or soap formulation.
You can use the palm of your hand to agitate the brush ensuring that you get right up to the ferrule to prevent any build-up of pigment residue.
Do not submerge the whole brushes in water only submerge the hair and or ferrule not the handle.
Clean and rinse and dry flat.
How do you use Matthew Palmer's Life-out Brush
The Matthew Palmer Lift Out Brushes are made from strong synthetic hairs and can be used to lift out colour from a watercolour painting.
Here is a video attachment showing Matthew Palmer using the Lift out brushes.