SUPPLIES FOR DISH SOAP RESIST PAINTING:
- Art canvas
- Acrylic Paint (matte finish)
- Paint Brushes
- Dawn Dish Soap
- Spray Paint (NOT spray lacquer)
RESIST PAINTING: STEP 1
TIP: HOW TO GET PAINT OFF YOUR HANDS
TIP: HOW TO CLEAN PAINT BRUSHES
It’s always best to clean paint off of your brushes while the paint is still wet. For wet paint, you’ll need nothing more than warm water and Dawn Dish Soap to get the brushes clean. This works for craft paint, latex, oil-based paint, and even stain. Not only is Dawn gentle on the bristles, it’s also gentle on your hands, unlike many harsh paint solvents.
If you need to take a break between paint coats, or if you don’t have time to wash your brush as soon as you finish painting, place your paint brush fully inside a zip-top plastic bag, squeeze out as much extra air as you can, and zip the bag shut. This will keep the paint on your brush wet for days until you’re ready to finish painting or clean the brush.The same works for paint rollers. Leave the roller on the frame, and place the entire thing into a jumbo size (2.5 gallon) zip-top bag to keep the roller from drying out between coats of paint.
If the paint on your brushes has dried completely, a stronger solvent may be necessary. Methods like acetone and rubbing alcohol can be effective on dried paint, but they will also dry out the bristles, which isn’t good for your brushes. After cleaning with solvents, you can counteract the drying effect by giving the brushes a final rinse in warm water with Dawn Dish Soap to moisturize the bristles. Rub the dish soap into the bristles, rinse the soap out, and then reshape the bristles so that they dry in the right position before storing them.
RESIST PAINTING: STEP 2
RESIST PAINTING: STEP 3
RESIST PAINTING: STEP 4
Let the spray paint dry for about 30 minutes, or until the paint is dry to the touch. Then spray the canvas off outside with a hose or bring the canvases into the house and run warm water over it in the sink to remove the Dawn Dish Soap.Like magic, the colorful rainbows started to appear…
ENTER THE GOLDEN DUCK CONTEST:
What could be more fun than creating this simple art project with your kids? How about a VIP Wildlife Experience?!Dawn wants to show you the amazing things their wildlife partners do! To celebrate their 40th anniversary of helping save wildlife, they are hosting the first ever Golden Duck Contest. From now until 11:59:59pm ET on October 6, 2018, follow these steps to enter:
- Visit your local Target and purchase a 40th Anniversary Bottle of Dawn Dish Soap (here’s a coupon!)
- Take a photo of the full receipt
- Submit the receipt photo here, and complete the registration form for a chance to win an exciting wildlife experience.
The winning families will be flown to Dawn’s wildlife partner locations for a behind-the-scenes look at how they are helping wildlife and the animals they save.