Lifting Preparation allows dry washes, including staining colours, to be more easily lifted from paper with a wet brush or sponge. It is an ideal preparation with which beginners can prime the paper allowing corrections to be made to their painting.
Lifting Preparation must be applied to the paper first and allowed to dry. Once dry, continue painting as normal. Any corrections can be made by sponging or lifting the colour away with a wet brush.
Washes will be most successfully lifted within five or six hours after the initial application, but will remain more removable than if paper alone had been used.
Lifting Preparation does not make the water colour more soluble so there is no worry about multiple washes becoming muddy.