This video is a follow up to a video I posted a couple years ago about building my own Bob Ross oil painting easel. In this video, I go through my clean-up routine with odorless paint thinner – specifically what type to use (not the expensive art store stuff but much cheaper hardware store stuff), how to recycle it and how to keep perfectly-sized jars of it ready to go for any weeknight’s painting session.

All that’s required is a gallon-size pickle jar, 3 or 4 quart-size Ball or Mason jars, Sherwin-Williams straining paint funnels, and an empty gallon paint can from the hardware store.

The odorless paint thinner I use and recommend – that I find works as well as the expensive Bob Ross kind you find at the art supply store – is Sunnyside ODORLESS paint thinner (not spirits). It comes in quart and gallon canisters at most hardware stores or home centers. Like any odorless thinner, it is not fume-free and still does have a little odor, so make sure you are in a well-ventilated area when painting.