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1 year old Fab paints are doughy

Post by callmebarbie on Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:38 pm

Hi guys. So I was excited to get the Fab paints last year, even after reading mixed reviews. I liked the colors and I thought I liked the consistency. A year has passed, I didn't paint all summer, and now I see the paint is unbearably doughy. Did anybody else run into this problem and know how I can fix it? Or is that just the way they are? Thanks. Embarassed I love you

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Re: 1 year old Fab paints are doughy

Post by jlirie on Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:46 am

sounds like they may have absorbed moisture from the air? how were they stored?

if you think that's the case, you could put them in a warm, dry place with the lids off, to dry out. or even a food dehydrator.


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Post by callmebarbie on Fri Sep 25, 2015 3:51 pm

Well I live in Palm Springs. It can get 115 degrees out here over summer, so they sit all summer until I wait till it cools down again. They were in my kit and I suppose it may be humid due to a water cooler, but not as opposed to other areas of the country. Could it also be from using too much water on them? I use them to sponge and I am somewhat a rookie. Thanks for your reply.

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Re: 1 year old Fab paints are doughy

Post by jlirie on Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:13 pm

that could be it. although i do not use sponges, others usually recommend moistening your sponge and loading from the dry paint cake, rather than moistening the paint and loading with a dry sponge.

also play around until you figure out the least amount of water required to get the paint consistency you want.
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Re: 1 year old Fab paints are doughy

Post by Affordable Face Magic on Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:33 pm

I got a palette of 20 colors (16 or 18 gms) when I 1st started 4 years ago. A few colors haven't been replaced, because I rarely use them...brown & grey. I've bought the larger size, but prefer the smaller ones, which I carry stacked in a pencil case, along w/my 45 Gm white & black. Since I live in Florida, I learned from my FPF friends not to store my paints anywhere hot: my garage, my car etc.
I'm hoping you just got them too wet. Try leaving them open after each use to allow them to dry out. Do you store uncovered?
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Re: 1 year old Fab paints are doughy

Post by callmebarbie on Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:53 pm

They were stored with the lids on, in the black palett case, inside an aluminum case. They were in a hot room that sometimes had a water cooler on. EEK! I know they need to be in a cool room but I was away this summer and I couldn't have the AC on while away. I also did use a lot of water on the more doughy colors. I have some colors that were barely used and their consistency is the same from when I got it..Too much water then, right? I will try to dehydrate and leave out from now on. '

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Re: 1 year old Fab paints are doughy

Post by jlirie on Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:59 pm

well, the good news is it's reversible. and we've all been "swamp thing" at one time or another. Very Happy
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Re: 1 year old Fab paints are doughy

Post by artyfacesbyluz on Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:20 pm

I repot them, I carry them in smallest size jewelry try, I live in Florida, and the paint get doughy and some times I see a liquid on top on them, I clean it and use them without water, I doesn't bother me as they are small portions, have a couple rainbow cakes and they act the same.
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