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Preserving Your Paints
Ever get a new bottle of paint, use up half of it, and then when you get it out again it's all dried up? This quick guide shows you how to better preserve your paints for future use!
(by Mint Condition Customs)   Update Tutorial

Hello, and welcome to another one of my guides. Here I’m going to show you a quick trick to help preserve your paints. One of the most annoying things is to have your paints dry out while still half-full. This happens sometimes with Testors paints, because of the way they’re meant to be preserved. Inside the lid of the jar, there sits a piece of cardboard with a thin piece of mylar over that that’s meant to form a seal around the lip of the jar when the lid is closed. However, it’s pretty ineffective.

This isn’t really a problem with Tamiya paints, because their jar lids have a built in plug that forms an airtight seal. Same goes for Citadel paints. So this trick is meant to work with Testors Model Masters paint jars. It’s proven to be very effective for me, so I figured I’d put it out there for all to know.

All you need is your paint jar, a sheet of Foamies that you can buy at Walmart or any craft store, and a pair of scissors.

Alright, let’s begin!

See? A quick and simple trick that will help lead to a longer life for your paints. I hope it helps!

Make sure you have read the disclaimer before attempting anything mentioned in the tutorial.

mega_star_andro - Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Thanks for the tutorial, I had often wondered what to do about this problem as well. I actually have some foam lying around that prob wouldn't ever be used, now I see what I really needed it for.

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