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I can's find any thread or site that gives a recipe for a drying retardant (for gw paints). I know that these recipes exist, because I saw one a while back while searching for instructions for making a wet pallet. I want to make my own, so that I don't have to buy something that is made of water, dish soap, and other cheap materials. If a thread already exists (if it does, I can't find it), just post the link and lock this thread.
 

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I have never seen, or even heard, of such a thing.
I personally use Vallejo drying time extender on the rare occasions I feel the need...

If anyone does, indeed, have such a thing, I would be interested to see it.

-t.
 

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I can's find any thread or site that gives a recipe for a drying retardant (for gw paints). I know that these recipes exist, because I saw one a while back while searching for instructions for making a wet pallet. I want to make my own, so that I don't have to buy something that is made of water, dish soap, and other cheap materials. If a thread already exists (if it does, I can't find it), just post the link and lock this thread.
This is what I use to thin paints. I have a bottle that has a mixture of: 40% water, 40% Future Floor Wax, and 20% Liquitex extender.

cheers,

-Mike
 

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I don't know about drying retardant, but the floor wax is pretty easy to find. I use a wet palette, which I find invaluable, especially with GW metallics, which I find dry out way too fast on a traditional palette.

Now, if you're talking about keeping paint wet on the MODEL, for say, wet-blending or something, then yeah, I'd suggest the Vallejo products. I've never used the extender myself, but Vallejo's stuff comes highly recommended around here, and I like their matt and glaze mediums.
 

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as above, any acrylic extender is usable and they are not expensive, hardly worth the effort of mixing your own, hence I doubt there are many reciepies
 
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