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I recently bought a large number of GW paints (in the pot containers).
I was reading about "drying out" in the pot being an issue, So I'm wondering how best to prevent this?
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Just keep your pots closed when you aren't using them (they should only really be open during the brief time that you transfer paint to the pallet) and maybe put a clean penny (or similar small object) into the pot so you can agitate the paint better.
Keep the lids properly closed whenever possible.
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the GW paint suck in that way, dry way to quick. I have heard that people store them upside down to keep them from drying, I do not know if this will work. My dry in about 6 months to a year. I have stooped buying GW paint for that reason. Still keep them dark and away from heat, a bit cool if that is possible.
Keep the paint diluted and thin :)
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GW paints will dry even if you keep the lids closed. I've had paints I have never opened dry out on me... GW needs to go back to their old pot design.
i know this sounds a bit simplistic but add some water to the pots after each use. and some every month if you dont use a colour very much.
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The Foundation Paint Pots are dodgey too, if you clip them right back when they are new, they can leak like hell! For example: my desk is now red!
I was wondering if keeping all the pots in a plastic bag would help?
How do you usually move paint from the pot to the pallet? With an old large brush?
Best trick is to add vaseline around the screws of the pot. The reason they dry out is because the seal is imperfect and there'll be slow moisture loss. Vaseline stops the airflow and also means the lids don't get stuck on.
The newer foundation type pots are better but the foundation paints are very high pigment and will settle a lot. If you don't keep them mixed when you open them then they'll cake up. I'm on the verge of adding drying retardant to my foundation paints as a matter of course- they just dry waaaay too fast for easy use.
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The old containers are great I am going to keep them and clean them when empty and refill them.