pesky model paints!
Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:53 AM
- I have quite a variety of jar paints little 1.5 oz I believe are the small ones and I've got some larger ones(model master)
How do folks keep there paints from seperating?? - I go without useing paints for awile and come back after absence from them and the pain has seperated from the 1)oil and 2) water. I do prefer the water based paints simply because its water washup for the brushes, but I do have a lot of enamel paints too where the oils? Seperate from the color/ paint
This is so annoying all that vigorous shaking and sometimes iyt seems like the paint is never right again? Do I need to physically stir?(Keep. A full box of toothpicks on hand). Rotate my bottles every so often?
Any help on this matter would be great
Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:01 AM
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:16 AM
I use those little flat wood stirrers. Break them in half, you don't need a long stirrer. Sometimes must add a bit of thinner also.
Don't be concerned if they separate in the bottle.
I lost interest a while back (2-3 years ago) but am back into it now that I retired. I have paints that are years old and they still work fine. Like you said though, a bit of stirring is required.
Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:19 AM
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 05:52 AM
I've tried bb's , stirring, shaking.. no comparison
Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:39 AM
I use a Badger battery operated stirring stick. It's works very well.
I agree with Jim
This is the one you want & you should be able to pick one up at your lhs for less than $12.00. Also, IMNSHO, it's a much better product than the one Micro-Mark sells.
Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:33 AM
It was so cheap it couldn't cut pumpkins very well(at all for that matter) seems to jossles up and mix my paint great though!
Posted 24 November 2012 - 11:02 AM
Wood absobs moisture then transfer to your paint.
In small quantities you can't notice, but if you store your paint for some after stirring with wood it may turn into a blob, specially if done in high humidity conditions.
So why run risk, use metal for stirring.