Sinks are for hand washing ONLY. Follow the instructions below for cleaning brushes and tools
Oil, Alkyd, Resin-oil, Enamel, Encaustic , and other solvent-thinned paints
Acrylic dispersion, Poster Paints ("Temperas"), and other water-thinned paints
When the wash water in Tub A becomes too dirty to clean effectively, it SHALL be put in the white drums next to the sinks in Rooms 354, 356, 159, the Foundry, and the Graduate Studio Areas. Put the water from Tub B into Tub A, and recharge Tub A with detergent. Put the water from Tub C into Tub B. Fill Tub C with fresh tap water.
NO water may be put into sink drains! Sinks are for hand washing ONLY.
Unwanted or waste solvents (except water), oils (including vegetable oils), and mediums SHALL be put into the cylindrical red safety cans located next to the sinks in Rooms 354, 355, 159, the Foundry, and the Graduate Studio Areas. Waste water used for thinning or rinsing SHALL be put in the white drums as described above. The lids to all these containers must be kept closed, except when waste is being added. DO NOT use sinks or toilets for disposing of these materials: doing so will harm the environment and it's illegal.
Unwanted paint including palette scrapings shall be collected on a paper towel or rag and properly disposed of as described below under Rag and Paper Towel Disposal.
Rags or paper towels contaminated with paint or solvents, or that have been used to clean brushes and palettes SHALL be disposed of in the "fire-safe" trash containers in 354, 356, 159, the Foundry, and the Graduate Studio Areas. The lids to these containers must be kept closed. These materials may not be disposed of in ordinary trashcans as they pose a fire hazard. If dumped with ordinary trash they may harm the environment and it's illegal.
Unwanted or failed art projects embody environmentally harmful ingredients and SHALL NOT be disposed of in ordinary trash. Break these objects into small pieces and dispose of in the "fire-safe" trash containers.
YOU are responsible for removing unwanted furniture or trash from your studio to the nearest dumpster. DO NOT leave these objects in a hallway. Objects in a hallway violate insurance regulations, and can block our emergency exit from the building.