Paints are getting lumpy
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Paints are getting lumpy

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I have been adding water to the paint on the plate I use to make it smoother. Any idea on how to get all the paint smooth? Is it safe to add water in the bottle? Or any idea how to prevent this from happening? Thanks

Posted by drop_of_caramel
on Sunday, July 22, 2007
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greymonk -
Saturday, July 28, 2007
A BB helps a lot when it comes time to shake them back up but if you are going to store them for a while consider glas beads instead because with acrylics a BB or ball bearing will oxidize and add some unpleasant color tinting to your paints.
deadeye -
Saturday, July 28, 2007
I use Dedi voodoo to get me lumps out

LOL

~_@
Dedi
Mikey11935 -
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Don't know what paint you are using, but for cutting paint or thinning as you would call it, or even reviving it. DENATURED ALCOHOL! Any building supply store has this in the paint department.
I don't think anything will help if the paints dry though.
drop_of_caramel -
Friday, July 27, 2007
I only use acrylic paints. I find that wetting your paintbrush fisrt helps a whole bunch thanks tp
marvelp14 -
Friday, July 27, 2007
Depends what paint you have. If you use acrylic paints its less likely to happen.
TPCustomStudio -
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Yeah, sometimes I get them home and they already lumpy. I found that dipping the brush in clean water per color everytime before you dip in the paint helps a lot. So you can control how much water you actually use, without worry.
drop_of_caramel -
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
lol Thanks greymonk. That was my first concern when I bought them. It seemed so lumpy and I asked myself how old is it lol. I read somewhere that it's good to keep a BB in it to help. Any advice on that?
greymonk -
Monday, July 23, 2007
Well remember most paints don't have a use by date and you have no control over how long the paint has sat in the game shop/hobby shop untouched. Especially for an obscure color (something that might move slower than oh say the primary colors)

Also try to use popsickle sticks (aka craft sticks sold in boxes of like a bzillion) instead of toothpicks to stir with. Popsicle sticks will have a "paddle" effect when you are stirring and they will help smooth out lumps and blend the paint better. Note, if you are going to use popsicle sticks that were once attached to popsicles, please wash them well before you mix your paint with them!
drop_of_caramel -
Monday, July 23, 2007
I added a couple drops of water and it worked perfect thanks so much
mukami -
Monday, July 23, 2007
If it's GW paint, you can add water to it and shake vigorously. (That's what I do with all my paints. )
DTM -
Monday, July 23, 2007
I think Paint Thinner, is exactly what the name says. Maybe the paint was bordered up on the bottom. But I think Tihnner would work for it
drop_of_caramel -
Monday, July 23, 2007
I can't think they are old because I bought them maybe 3 weeks ago. This is still a new hobby for me but I will try the paint thinner method. I think that might help. Thanks
Gee_jays_Customs -
Sunday, July 22, 2007
it could be just that the paint is old. but yea, I think paint thinner will work, but add it with an eye dropper, just to be safe...hope that helps!

~Gj
drop_of_caramel -
Sunday, July 22, 2007
lol Thanks guys. I didn't get anything in it because I wash all my figures beforepainting, BUT my hubby is alittle sloppy on cleaning. GUYS lol I will have to ask him.
Buzzy Fret -
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Also make sure you didn't get any plastic shavings in the paint pots by accident. Doc can tell ya about that.
DTM -
Sunday, July 22, 2007
ahh, maybe paint thinner. Though I never used it before. I never had lumpy paint before. Maybe you should shake the bottle realy hard until it disappears , just kidding that wouldn't work. But just get a toothpick and mix the paint up real well, and maybe it won't be lumby
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