ZenART's Membership Plans Terms & Conditions

(Updates effective 17/08/2020)

These terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) govern the ZenART Supplies Rewards & Referral Plan as well as Subscribe & Save Plan (“Membership Plans”), and members of the programs will earn zen coins in connection with the purchase of qualifying online products and online activities that are redeemable towards the purchase of certain products online. For the re-occurring members (Subscribe & Save Plan) this includes exclusive gifts & content.


  • Free. No purchase is necessary to obtain membership in the Rewards & Referral Program, but you must establish an account at https://shop.zenartsupplies.co/account/register . Please see our privacy policy, located here, to understand how information you provide us will be used. This program is void where prohibited.
  • Eligibility. In order to be eligible for the Rewards & Referral Program, you must create an account as outlined in these Terms and Conditions. You may create an account if you are at least seventeen (17) years of age, have Internet access, and have a valid mailing address. If you are between the ages of 17 and 18, you must have your parent’s permission to register for an account. If you choose to create an account, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account, username and password and for restricting access to your account. You are responsible for keeping such information current, complete, accurate and truthful. You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account, username and/or password. You agree to provide only current, complete, accurate and truthful information. If you are accessing and using the Site on someone else’s behalf, you represent that you have the authority to bind that person as the principal to all Terms and Conditions provided herein, and to the extent you do not have such authority you agree to be bound to these Terms and Conditions and to accept liability for harm caused by any wrongful use of the Site or Content resulting from such access or use. You may only have one member account per natural person. Persons who are discovered to have more than one account forfeit their zen coins and will be unsubscribed from the Loyalty Program.
  • How To Enroll in the Rewards & Referral Program. (a) Create an account: Visit www.zenartsupplies.com (the "Site" or "Online") and become a registered user of the Site. Click here to be taken directly to the registration page. You will be asked for your first and last name, your email address, and a password. You will also be given the option to sign up for our newsletter. Once you have submitted the requisite information, you will be sent an email to the address you listed confirming your membership. Once you have confirmed your email address, you are automatically enrolled in the Reward & Referral Program and are a member (“Member”).
  • How to Access/Change Your Member Information. You must keep your personal information on your Account up-to-date. To do so, click on the "My Account" section and access your account by entering your registered email address and current password. From your dashboard you can access your account information; review your current and past orders; change your profile; manage your subscriptions and applications, and access your previous purchases.
  • How to Cancel Your Membership. You may cancel an account at any time. To cancel your account, please send an email to support@zenartsupplies.co and write “cancel membership” in the subject line. The email must come from the account currently listed on our servers as being associated with your Rewards & Referral Program. If you no longer have access to that email address, please email our customer service department and we will verify your status and cancel your account. Upon cancellation, you are no longer a member, and any unused zen coins accrued in your account will be forfeited and cannot be redeemed. Zen coins maintain their value only on valid accounts in good standing, and except as otherwise provided here for redemption, have no cash value outside of their redemption value on the Site.


  • General Members can earn zen coins on the purchase of qualifying online products at zenartsupplies.co. To receive zen coins for your Online purchases, you must be signed into your account. You may check at any time to see if you are signed in to the Site by looking in the upper right-hand corner of the site. Gift cards do not qualify for zen coins. Other products that do not qualify for zen coins are noted on the Site.
  • Earning Rate. Members earn 5 sen coins for every $1.00 spent on qualifying purchases (in other words, one (5) zen coins for every one dollar ($1) spent). Zen coins are based on your order subtotal, after any discounts, only. Zen coins are rounded down to the nearest whole number. For example, if you spend $9.99, you will receive 9 zen coins. The calculation is as follows: $9.99 x 1 zen coins per dollar = 9.99 zen coins, which is rounded down to 9 zen coins. This program started on August 17, 2020, and initial levels were set on the 2020 amount spent on ordering products. Note: Shipping and Taxes are not taken into consideration. If an item is return and/or price adjusted that will also be removed from your rewards calculations.
  • Gift Cards. Gift card purchases are not eligible to receive zen coins. However, once a gift card is redeemed, zen coins will be awarded to the recipient for the subtotal after any gift card values, provided s/he is logged into the account, as outlined in these Terms and Conditions.
  • Addition of Zen Coins to Accounts. Zen Coins will be added to your Account under the following conditions, and will generally show up immediately. You will receive zen coins:
    • At the time of account registration
    • During the purchase of qualifying products
    • For other activities outlined on the Site that may show up from time to time. Note that for these other activities, including “bonus zen coins” accumulations and other zen coin promotions, zen coins may show as “pending,” depending upon the activity.
    • Joining the Birthday Club. Birthdate must be entered 30 days before your Birthday to qualify.
    • For Liking the ZenART Supplies Facebook page and sharing the ZenART Supplies Facebook page with your following. This is good one time only.
    • Following ZenART Supplies on Instagram. This is good one time only.
    • Referring a friend to ZenART Supplies. Your account will be automatically awarded the discount only if the referral friend used the link sent to them from your referral account and makes a qualifying purchase. Discount will automatically be applied to account if stipulations are met.
  • Exclusions. Members earn zen coins only on the purchase price of: (i) qualifying online products. Calculation of zen coins excludes payment by the Member for shipping charges and all taxes, including without limitation, federal, state, and local taxes or use taxes. Zen Coins will not be earned on any discounts or other credits offered in connection with a product or service. For example, if a product that is normally $50 is on sale for $25, a Member will only earn zen coins on the purchase price of $25. Purchases of gift cards, redemption of vouchers, and any type of price adjustments, including merchandise returns, are not eligible for zen coins. All purchases made: (i) by a Member prior to such member joining the Program, (ii) Online without a Member being logged onto the Website with the Member's Account number linked to the Member's Online account, are not eligible for Reward & Referral Program credit. The purchase of ZenART Supplies products outside the Zenartsupplies.co website are not eligible for the Reward & Referral Program.
  • Returns/Order Cancellations. Zen Coins earned for a purchase that is then the subject of a return, cancellation, refund, declined credit card or gift card, or other credit will be deducted from your account in an amount equal to the zen coins earned for the original transaction, including any bonus zen coins that may be applicable. Any rewards discounts that are applied to the order, will be distributed equally to the applicable items in the order when completing a return. Zen Coins redeemed on an order will not be reapplied back to your rewards account for any reason on a returned order. If a return/cancellation will cause your account to have a negative zen coin balance, you will not begin earning zen coins again until your zen coins balance is returned to zero (0), by making purchases, or engaging in other promotional activities offered from time to time. If an item is exchanged (different product) any redeemed rewards on the initial purchase may be transferred to the exchange one (1) time only. Rewards used on an order that is canceled cannot be reapplied as they are good for just one use.
  • Bonus Zen Coins Promotions. From time to time, ZenART Supplies may run certain bonus zen coin promotions. Under bonus zen coin promotions, Members can earn additional or "bonus zen coins" in connection with the purchase of certain online products. When you purchase these specially marked products or make the purchase during a bonus zen coins time period, you will earn bonus zen coins on each product, as specified in the offer. Bonus zen coin promotions are subject to the terms and conditions of the offer and may be offered at any time in ZenART Supplies sole discretion. Bonus zen coin offers cannot be combined with any other offer.
  • Limitations on Bonus Zen Coins and Zen Coins, Generally. These terms apply to zen coins and bonus zen coins accruals. If you purchase a product during a promotion and the product comes with an additional, free product, zen coins will not be issued on the retail value of the free product. If you redeem zen coins towards the purchase of a product and pay a portion of the retail price after the zen coin's redemption, you will receive zen coins only on the leftover retail amount you pay, and not on any value attributed to the zen coin you used. If you redeem zen coins towards the purchase of a product in an amount equal to the full price of the product, you will not earn any zen coins.
  • Non-purchase Options for Earning Zen Coins. You may also earn additional zen coins on non-purchase activities. From time to time, ZenART Supplies may offer you the chance to win various prizes, and earn zen coins, for entering into promotions. For sweepstakes promotions, there is NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PLAY OR TO WIN. Rules and restrictions will apply to such promotions and may be found on the entry page of any promotion.
  • Referring a friend to ZenART Supplies. Email a friend an $8 off coupon on $50 order by clicking “ Earn Zen Coins” then “ Refer a Friend”. Enter the email address of a friend who has not purchased with ZenART Supplies before (if your referral has shopped with us before the referral link will be automatically voided by the system). A referral link will be sent to your friend with an $8 off coupon on a $50 order. $8 off coupon on $50 order will automatically be rewarded to your account only if the referral friend used the link sent to them from your referral account and makes a qualifying first-time purchase with ZenART Supplies. Your Referral friend will receive an $8 off coupon on $50 order, 200 zen coins for signing up, and zen coins from their first purchase made while signed into their new ZenART Supplies account.


  • How To Use Your Zen Coins. Zen Coins must be used in increments outlined in these Terms and Conditions. The maximum number of zen coins that may be used in a single transaction is 10,000 zen coins. Zen Coins may only be used Online at the ZenART Supplies website. Zen Coins towards Products: Members can use their zen coins to reduce the purchase price of a product or to receive a product for free based on the following scale:
    • 500 zen coins = $5.00 off
    • 1,000 zen coins = $10.00 off your at least $50 order
    • 1,500 zen coins = $15.00 off your at least $50 order
    • 2,500 zen coins = $25.00 off your at least $50 order

    Zen Coins can only be redeemed in any combination of the zen coin and increment amounts set forth above. Redemption of zen coins towards purchases of products is subject to product availability. Any rewards discounts that are applied to the order, will be distributed equally to the applicable items in the order when completing a return.

  • Gift cards. Once available, zen coins cannot be used towards the purchase of gift cards. Gift card redemption, however, is eligible for zen coins. Zen Coins accrued pursuant to the use of a gift card will benefit the gift card user, provided the user has an account in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
  • To Redeem your Zen Coins. Before you begin shopping with us, sign in to your Shop account on our site. Select “Redeem Zen Coins” from the red tab housed in the lower left-hand corner of the screen and select the amount of zen coins you would like to redeem. You will be issued a custom code that you can copy and paste into the discount bar during check out (Please note - only one code can be used). Your total payment amount will be discounted by the amount of zen coins you allocate to the purchase. Note that zen coins may only be redeemed for the purchase price of the product. Sales tax, shipping, and other handling charges assessed in addition to the price of the product are your responsibility and zen coins may not be used to discount these additional charges.
  • Exclusions. Only one account per natural person. Only one discount code can be redeemed per transaction. Rewards redemption codes may not be combined with any other discount codes. Zen Coins may not be transferred or gifted at this time. Zen Coins cannot be used on past purchases. Zen Coins accumulated on different accounts by different members may not be combined or aggregated to make purchases of products or for any other reason. Zen Coins earned in a transaction cannot be redeemed in the same transaction. Redeemed zen coins cannot be retroactively applied to any past order or receive a price adjustment on any order where redeemed zen coins were not applied. Zen Coins have no cash value outside of the ZenART Supplies website and are available only to members in good standing.
  • Zen Coins Expiration and Time Lapses. All zen coins acquired, whether standard zen coins or bonus zen coins, shall expire 180 days from the date the zen coins are added to your account. Zen Coins expire 180 days from the date in which they were assigned to your account. Specific onsite activities in which zen coins will be awarded are set to accrue zen coins based on a time-lapse at the discretion of ZenART Supplies.
    • Sign up: zen coins are added to your account instantly
    • Order: zen coins are added to your account when your order is placed.
  • Once zen coins are redeemed, a discount code will be assigned and we are unable to cancel the discount code and reapply the zen coins to your Reward & Referral account. Discount codes generated by redeeming zen coins do not expire until used. They are a one-time use code, so once it is used it is gone. If an order is returned zen coins will not be reinstated.

4. Subscribe & Save Plan

  • Re-occurring purchase. Purchase is necessary in order to participate in this plan. The plan is worth $6.95 and will be charged to your account on the same date of the month that you purchased the plan, i.e. if you purchased the plan on 19th of January, you will be charged for the plan on the 19th of each month you are a Subscribe & Save Plan member.
  • 15% re-occurring discount. As a member of the subscribe & Save Plan, you are eligible for a 15% discount every time you put an order in place. You are qualified for the discount as soon as you purchase the plan.
  • Cancellation. After a purchase made with a Subscribe & Save Plan, you are not able to get a refund for the plan for the month the purchase was valid for but you can cancel for the following months.
  • Free samples & accessories. These are included for members of Subscribe & Save Plan only. These are not included in each order but the member will be informed when they will receive "extras" in their order.
  • Access to exclusive content. Exclusive access to tutorials, guides, tips & tricks in video, pdf, or audio format will be part of the membership program. Not all exclusive content is available but what is and will be available is up to ZenART Supplies sole discretion.


  • By registering with Zenartsupplies.co and joining the Reward & Referral Program, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in these Terms and Conditions, as well as any other terms that may be associated with the Reward & Referral Program. ZenART Supplies reserves the right to cancel, modify, suspend or restrict the Reward & Referral Program, your account, the redemption of zen coins, or any aspect of the Program, including, without limitation, the zen coin conversion ratio and the zen coin expiration policy at any time. Any changes can be made without advance notice. ZenART Supplies may make these changes even though such changes may affect your ability to use zen coins already accumulated. You are responsible for remaining knowledgeable about the Program Terms and Conditions. A Member's zen coins balance, as reflected in ZenART Supplies records, shall be deemed correct. ZenART Supplies reserves the right to determine the amount of zen coins in any Member's account based on ZenART Supplies' internal records related to such Member's account. In the event of an inconsistency between the amount accrued in a Member's account as stated on any Member's receipt and ZenART Supplies internal records, ZenART Supplies internal records will control. ZenART Supplies assumes no responsibility for errors caused by incorrect Member information. Your right to transfer zen coins earned or granted under the Program is strictly limited. The sale of zen coins is prohibited and may result in the confiscation or cancellation of your zen coins as well as suspension or termination of your membership, which in each case shall be final and conclusive. All transactions involving zen coins and all Member accounts are subject to review and verification by ZenART Supplies. The zen coins balance in a Member's account may be unavailable for use when an account or transaction is under review. ZenART Supplies may revoke any Member's membership in the Reward & Referral Program at any time if such Member engages in abuse of the Reward & Referral Program or fails to follow the terms and conditions of the Program. Fraud or abuse relating to the accrual of zen coins or redemption of rewards may result in revocation of membership in the Program and may affect a Member's eligibility for participation in any other ZenART Supplies program, present or future. Zen Coins are non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash. The interpretation and application of the Program's Terms and Conditions are at the sole discretion and determination of ZenART Supplies. For more information or other questions, click on Contact Us.
  • The Terms and Conditions of the loyalty program are subject to change at ZenART Supplies’ sole discretion at any time and without notice to customers. Upon customer’s at-will termination of their Zenartsupplies.com registered account, or if a customer is termination for violation of these Terms and Conditions or other activities in violation of the intent and good faith intended use of this Site, all zen coins will immediately be forfeited and will no longer be redeemable. ZenART Supplies will make reasonable efforts to award zen coins as outlined above to all 1. registered and 2. qualifying Zenartsupplies.co customers but is not responsible for any technical or unforeseen errors that may occur.
  • Zen Coins are nontransferable, nonredeemable for cash, are nonrefundable and are not valid outside of Zenartsupplies.co. Purchases made outside Zenartsupplies.co are not valid for zen coin accrual (this includes, but is not limited to Facebook resell groups, Ebay, and Amazon).
  • Employees of ZenART Supplies are not eligible to participate in the Reward & Referral Program.

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How to Clean Dried Paint Brushes: 7 Foolproof Methods

How to Clean Dried Paint Brushes: 7 Foolproof Methods

Nobody likes dealing with hardened paint brushes after finishing an art project. While it's a total no-no to leave your paint brushes in paint for long, it's also a pretty common mishap. We're big advocates for cleaning and caring for your paint brushes properly just to prevent this problem. But it's not always avoidable.

Don't toss that dried paint brush in the trash just yet. You may be able to salvage it and even restore it to look like a still-new brush.

For this guide, we'll be focusing on cleaning brushes used with common art mediums like acrylic, oil, watercolor, and gouache paint.

Here are a few methods to clean dried paint brushes depending on the medium you use and the type of bristles on your brush.

See what works for you. And thank us later.

Renoir Collection, beautiful set of brushes with long, balanced handles. Has both hog and badger hair to choose from, a palette knife, and comes with its own travel case.

Caring for and cleaning brushes after painting

As they say, prevention is better than a cure. Don't let the paint dry out too long on your paint brush. Wash or clean them immediately after you're done painting.

The process to clean brushes may differ depending on your medium of choice, though. Here are some guides to check out:

Cleaning natural hair paint brushes

The methods we mention here will apply to any synthetic brush. But if you're using natural bristle brushes for watercolor, you should treat them with extra care.

If you're working with watercolor paints, no need to mix or get a brush cleaner. For a deep clean, here's what to do.

  1. Rinse the brush with soap and cold water, removing paint with your hands or fingers if necessary.
  2. Wash them until the water runs clear. Make sure you don't get the ferrule too wet or it can loosen the glue that keeps your paintbrush together.
  3. Remove excess water by gently wiping your brush on a rag or paper towel.
  4. Reshape and dry your brushes on a flat surface to protect the ferrule.

There are brush cleaning soaps that you can buy like the one above.

Cleaning acrylic and water-based paints off brushes

You're most likely here because you're dealing with acrylic paint that's totally caked over your paint brushes. Because it's polymer-based, acrylic paint becomes hard and mostly permanent when dry.

If you're stepping away from your project for a while, clean your paint brushes first. Then put your wet acrylic paint or palette in a plastic bag so it doesn't dry out.

Now if you're one of the many artists that have left dried paint on your brushes, here's what you can do.

Fabric softener method

This works only on water-based paints like acrylic or latex.

For this method, you'll need:

  • A bucket, bowl, or jar
  • 4 cups of warm water
  • 1/8 cup of fabric softener
  • Paper towel or rags

As a rule of thumb, keep your fabric softener to water ratio at around 1:32. You can increase the volume depending on the size of your brushes.

This process is quite simple:

  1. Prepare your fabric softener solution.
  2. Remove as much paint from your brushes as you can.
  3. Dip and swirl your paint brushes in the mixture until the dry paint starts to come off and settle at the bottom of the bucket.
  4. Once you've got a clean brush, give it a rinse in the sink to remove the excess fabric softener solution.
  5. Thoroughly wipe your paint brushes dry on a towel. Make sure to reshape your brushes, too.
  6. Leave them to dry completely on a flat surface. Don't dry your brushes upright or this can loosen the brush head and damage your handle.

Vinegar method

Using vinegar is an effective method to clean hardened paint brushes using stuff you probably already have in your pantry. The only downside is that it's time-consuming and smelly. If you're not bothered by the smell, here's what you'll need:

  • White vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • A small sauce pan or pot
  • A jar or bowl
  • Soap and water

As for how much to use, you only need enough vinegar to coat your brush bristles. You have to boil it too, so we recommend that you cover your pot. Otherwise your kitchen will smell vinegary.

For the white vinegar method

  1. Boil your vinegar over an open flame.
  2. Once boiled, pour the vinegar into a jar and let it cool slightly.
  3. Place your brushes in the hot vinegar and let it sit for 20 minutes.
  4. Use your fingers to comb through and remove all the paint from the brush.
  5. Rinse your brushes with warm soapy water. The remaining paint should wash away. If not, repeat the steps.
  6. Reshape your paint brushes and let them dry horizontally.

For the apple cider vinegar method

  1. Similar to steps 1 & 2 above, boil the apple cider vinegar then pour it into a jar.
  2. Place your brushes in the vinegar and let them sit overnight.
  3. The next day, thoroughly rinse each paint brush to remove excess paint.
  4. Reshape them and let them dry horizontally.

Alcohol method

Here's how to clean dried paint brushes with things you have at home: good ol' rubbing alcohol.

Dip your paint brush in some rubbing alcohol. Soak if necessary. The paint should dissolve after a while.

Using alcohol does dry out your brushes. So restore those bristles with some moisturizing soap after cleaning.

Solvent method

You can also head to the art or hardware store to pick up paint thinner, brush cleaner, or a solvent that works with the paint you use.

  • Water for water-based paint
  • Denatured alcohol for shellacs
  • Mineral spirits for varnish and oil paint (more on this later)

Once you've chosen a solvent, it's pretty easy and straightforward to use. Get a pair of rubber gloves too, if your solvent is toxic.

  1. Remove as much paint from the bristles as you can with a rag.
  2. Soak your brushes in the solvent.
  3. Use a marked jar or tupperware to avoid using the same vessel for food. You can also use or cover it with a plastic bag if the brush cleaner is toxic or gives off fumes, to better dispose of it after cleaning.
  4. Swirl your brush in the solvent to dislodge the paint.
  5. Rinse with soap and water. Repeat if necessary.

Cleaning oil-based paints off brushes

Treat your oil painting brushes with care and they'll last you for ages. Some people are put off by oil paints, thinking they need a lot of harsh chemical solvents and oils that produce harmful fumes and smells. But this isn't always the case.

Here are some things you can use to clean paint brushes for oil painting:

  • Solvents like turpentine, mineral spirits, or oil paint thinner. These are most common and effective. However, they're toxic, so you'll need to work in a well-ventilated area.
  • Linseed oil or safflower oil, if you want to go solvent-free

Once you've picked what to use, this is how to clean oil paint off your brush bristles.

  1. Wipe the paint brush on a rag or paper towel to remove excess paint.
  2. Pour a little solvent into your container of choice.
  3. Work your brush into the cleaner. Use circular motions to get the cleaner into the bristles. You'll see the paint come right off.
  4. Keep repeating these steps until you get all of the paint off your brush.
  5. Again, wipe off the brush on a rag or towel to remove the remaining solvent or cleaner from the brush.
  6. Follow up with a quick wash in mild soap and warm water. Don't use hot water because this can dissolve the glue holding your brush together.
  7. Squeeze the water out of the brush gently. As always, reshape and leave it to dry on a flat surface.

Avoid cleaning dried paint brushes altogether by taking care of your paint brushes!

Our Renoir Collection, a 14-pc brush set of Chungking Hog and Badger hair brushes in various shapes and sizes.

We hope you've learned how to clean dried paint brushes better now. And we hope you've found the method that works best for you!

But sometimes there's truly no way to salvage or clean dried paint off a petrified brush. Sadly, you'll have to toss your well-loved brush into the bin. Now, one sure way to never make this mistake again is to know the right way to care for and clean paint brushes.

Before you start painting, know what paint brush to use and how to clean and store them properly. We've got guides for that. Check out our Toolkit section for more tips and tutorials to help you through your next paint project!


Belle O. Mapa is a writer and artist based in Manila, Philippines. She believes that everyone is born with an inner creative spirit—we just need to nurture and discover it on the blank page. Currently, she lives out her passion: writing stories, hosting journaling workshops, and advocating for mental health awareness.

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