There are a variety of brush washers. While a jar or plastic tub of water can do the job, specialized water buckets may have removable inserts or places to stand brushes up to dry. Other washers collapse or fold flat for travel. Special brush soap can facilitate brush cleaning.
Mahl sticks are another accessory that can be used when painting. These sticks enable the artist to rest their hand and brush near the center of a painting without touching the surface of the paper.