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I'm a lapsed hobbyist returning to the thing having just spent the last 18 months working as a prawn fisherman (no, that's not some form of euphemism; I was actually out on a boat in Scotland, fishing for prawns with big nets). I've dug out all my old Daemonhunters stuff and discovered in it's midst a box containing £20 worth of Citadel paint that's gone all dry and clarty. Is there any way to revive said paint or am I going to be lashing out another £20 due to my negligence?
If it's not possible to save it has anyone got any suggestions for things I could maybe do with it; can it be used for some other paint-related purpose, turned into some sort of ink-like substance, does it taste nice on toast, things like that. I really really REALLY don't want to put it all in the bin
I'm afraid that in most cases this really is best for the bin. You can try watering it down, mixing it and doing all srts of weird and wonderful things to it, but if its going to be any good you're best off forking out for the new paints.
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It really depends on how far gone they are.
If you can still insert a match stick into them, then a touch of water and some vigorous stirring, they should be fine.
I've done this with a couple of my least used paints.
If however, you acn't push a matchstick into it, then you up the loch without a paddle.
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Thanks for the replies lads; I tried the matchstick thing and they were all fine, a bit stodgy but not too far gone for watering down. They're going on nicely too, though I fear that taking nearly 24 months to paint a Land Raider may qualify me for some sort of lazyness record.
My apints have been clogged up since forever
I just close my eyes and pretend they are all new and fresh. It works quite well I must say...
But when ever I do feel the need to use real paint I use a mini whisk and stir it good. Works just fine. You can also leave some water in the pot if the paint is ver dry (not cracking-dry, just very dry) over the night. This might help a bit.
I find that putting a minute amount of washing up liquid with some water in the pot and stirring will bring around paint if it isnt too far gone
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Hi. I am in a similar situation. My friend who no longer plays Warhamer 40k gave me over 50 ten year old pots of Citadel paint.
For the most part there exists some good paint within each pot.
I cleaned out one pot to like new condition. Then one by one I am going through each other pot and shaking them up then pouring the good contents into the clean pot. Then I scrub the old pot clean and pour the good paint back in. A few little chunks here and there but otherwise this old paint is working fine! Of course I am watering down where necessary.
The full set of washes he gave me are still like new even after 10 years.