Hi! This is my first time posting on a forum, I'm sorry if my question is misplaced. Honestly, I'm really desperate for some advice.
Ever since covid struck, I've been obsessively cleaning my watercolor palettes (the paint pans as well) and watercolor brushes with alcohol (close to isopropyl alcohol but not as strong).
I've been wondering if putting so much alcohol directly onto my paints would cause them to contaminate or deteriorate?
I also had a brief period where I washed my brushes with soap, and even though I believe I was thorough, I see bubbles forming every time I run my brush across my paints. I learnt later that detergent and soap does contaminate paints, and I'm worried they're all ruined.
What would be the best thing to do right now? I'm looking to buy another palette completely, but I'm wondering how I should clean it - especially when I'm worried about COVID germs resting on the surface. Should I even worry about that?
Thank you for reading this long post, and thank you to anyone considering answering
I wish you a good day!