Two part question on salvaging a jar of dried out paint
Posted 29 August 2011 - 09:12 AM
1) What would be the best substance to use to try and revive it? (I have a Badger paint mixer...)
2) Being a water-based acrylic, and assuming we figure out a way to salvage the paint, what can I use to retard the drying time? I used to use this primarily for lettering tires,but I found that it dries too quickly and I can only do parts of a letter per stroke (think Monogram outline letters on their GT Radials).
I'm really not looking for a substitute, primarily because I think this paint's slightly off white color looks more realistic than a stark flat white of most flat acrylics. (Look at your own white lettered tires when they haven't been freshly scrubbed for about a month).
Posted 29 August 2011 - 03:14 PM
I have never tried to bring an acrylic back from the dead. Hope it works. If not try Floquil Reefer White(insert comments here) in their railroad colors line. I've been using it on painted on WW and it takes about a week to dry,but then it's okay.It's very opaque,so it covers black well in usually one stroke.
I found the numbers and descriptions for the additives:Liquitex Slo-Dri retarder #6711
Liquitex Flow-Aid flow enhancer#5620
Edited by Mike Kucaba, 29 August 2011 - 07:35 PM.
Posted 05 September 2011 - 03:51 PM
Edited by scalenut, 05 September 2011 - 03:53 PM.
Posted 05 September 2011 - 07:47 PM
Posted 06 September 2011 - 04:33 AM
Tip....to prevent this from happening...store the jars lid down, the paint seals the jar for you!!
Posted 06 September 2011 - 07:47 AM
Hope this helps.