I've been painting some trim with oil based (alkyd) paint. Cleanup is always something of a pain. The way I do it is to pour some turpentine on the brush and work the paint gradually out, using a paper towel. I repeat this about 4 times, then repeat twice using dry paper towels with no turps. Works pretty good. This is done over the kitchen sink.
The other option is to hang the brush in a coffee can filled with turps. But I have a habit of forgetting about the brush and it stays in the can for 6 months or so.
Is there another, easier way to clean oil based paint from brushes, besides hanging them in a coffee can? I would like to do my painting, clean the brush, then hang it up to dry. That way I don't have to remember anything in 6 hours, 6 days or 6 months.