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Glass Palette from Geneva

To clean the dust and fingerprints off my Geneva glass palette (which is clean of paint otherwise) can I just use Windex to clean it? 

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  • I use 99 percent isopropyl alcohol from the drugstore.  Windex will leave a film.  It doesn't have to be that high of a percentage though.
  • Yup, alcohol works better than anything else I've used the real trick is finding a cloth that doesn't leave any lint.
  • OK, thanks. I was concerned about the isopropyl alcohol because someone said it gives off toxic fumes.
  • I use the alcohol with caution.
  • You can purchase alcohol swabs at a pharmacy. That will reduce a lot of the smell and fumes. one or two is enough for a large palette. The down side is you cannot make cocktails with them.
    tyrohne
  • SummerSummer -
    edited June 3
    It is possible to clean a palette using alcohol from a bottle and have your cleaning cloth contain less alcohol than when you use alcohol swabs.  It's cheaper, as well.  It all a matter of how it's dispensed from the bottle.  I don't remove all of the aluminum seal on the bottle.  Two-thirds of the opening remains sealed at all times.  
  • If the palette is still wet I use baby wipes to clean all the paint off the palette. Then I wash the whole palette in dish soap and warm water, wash off again with clean water, and rub dry with a paper towel.
  • I don't clean my palette fully.  I equate this to not cleaning my brushes.

    I take off most paint with a palette knife and use it to stain panels, then using a paper towel remove what's left.  The result is quite clean, but with a slight oily film to it.  Then I squirt paint all over it again, and I just don't see the point in taking it all the way to squeaky clean.
    Kaustav
  • PaulB said:j
    I don't clean my palette fully.  I equate this to not cleaning my brushes.

    I take off most paint with a palette knife and use it to stain panels, then using a paper towel remove what's left.  The result is quite clean, but with a slight oily film to it.  Then I squirt paint all over it again, and I just don't see the point in taking it all the way to squeaky clean.
    I do the same too. I even scrape off paint while painting and keep that puddle aside to use it as a color. But it's better to recycle as much as possible as things are very expensive. 
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