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Do paints dry quickly? I've found out that my paints arent that liquidy any more and I compared it with a new paint pot and that was still new like water?
How do you make it liquidy or watery agan like new paints?
Put it inside the microwave? Put water inside it?
I've had it for like 1 year can someone help?
Hey i have had this problem b4. Now to be able to save the paint it depends on its state there are a few states it will go though:
1st if its just getting thick just mix bit more water in problem sovled
sometimes the paint can "shead" its water where the water goes to the top and the bulk of the paint will be at the bottom in this case mix it up and add bit more water. Always do this if it gets like this especially before painting if u try painting with paint in this condition will be very water / thick or just plain messy!!
The last state is solid this way i dont know of any way which the paint can be saved, get rid and buy anew im afraid.
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This happends to me although it usually because i forget to close the lid, but i lost some paints even if it was for like 3 years they dried up in there pots, and water works fine to revive them, well sometimes but just add a little not to much.
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Yes, once you've used some of the paint there is a lot of air in the pot and the paint does dry. Water helps stretch the paint, mix it in with a toothpick or something so it doesn't just sit on the top if the paint is mucky already
You can add a little water to paint that has gone all thick and gunky. Don't add too much or it will turn far to liquidy. Stir it up and then close it and shake it for about a minute. That will make it wet enough to use again. However if you wait really long it may be too thick.
This is a problem whit the GW pots, they suck. I have old GW pots (about 10 years) they have not dried out, it has only got a little thick, but a few drops of wather and the paint is as good as new. The new GW just dry out complete i about 6 months it really sucks. Also the valejo pots are really good, and the paint dont dry out in the same way. best way to avoid this problem is not to by GW paint.
Keep the paint diluted and thin :)
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Yeah, the last two sets of GW paint pots will dry out, even if you never use them. I just add water to thin it out, but they will dry up even faster with water. There is something you can buy at the art supply store to mix with the paint, I forget what it's called, some clear viscous liquidy stuff to mix with acrylics.
Yeah, my really old GW paint sets haven't dried out at all. Sad how they fix something thats not broken... It is my opinion that they did it on purpose, there is no way they would not notice the problem.
Yes paint will always dry out if given enough time.
When you are storing your paints (finished painting) turn the bottle upside down. This vacuum seals the paint inside of the paint pots and doesnt allow air to get inside. Just make sure you close the lid and/or screw the cap tight enough. I have both new and old GW paint. the old is better for longer shelf life. Water works fine cause its a water based paint (acrylic paints are water based) also there are acrylic extenders which allow the paint to not dry up as fast.
I use extenders when Im batch painting models. extenders go for a few dollars at most art supply stores. Best way I found to use it is mix paint with water to get the look you want and add just a little extender like a 4(paint):1(extender) mix and it should last you quite a while.
Also you could just add extender to the paint pot if your going to store your paints for several months.
Hope this helps