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Post by AnnaBB on Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:41 am

Hey guys I've a paint question

My black diamond FX has gone sticky, I've tried to put it in the fridge overnight but it's still misbehaving. Any other tricks I should know about?
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Re: Sticky paint

Post by jlirie on Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:34 pm

do you think it has absorbed water from dipping your wet brush in it?

have you tried leaving it with the lid off a few days or so, to let it dry out? some people also use a dehydrator for this.

or is it melting from hot weather?
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Re: Sticky paint

Post by AnnaBB on Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:08 pm

It's been summer here in Australia and I've been busy so it could be both of those reasons.
I will try keeping the lid off for a few days. Is there anything I can do to avoid this?
Thanks jlirie!
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Re: Sticky paint

Post by jlirie on Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:38 pm

some face painters (myself included) leave their face paints uncovered when not in use, to keep them as dry as possible. if you practice or use them fairly regularly, you are always wetting them, so keeping them uncovered helps.

also store in a dry, cool place if possible.

on the job, other face painters suggest having several cakes of the same color and switching them as they get mucky. you could divide one cake into several smaller containers, instead of buying lots of full size cakes.

also keep spare cakes in a cooler on the job, to keep them firm, then swap them in and out as you use them.

and don't leave them in the car, lol.
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Re: Sticky paint

Post by AnnaBB on Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:52 pm

Brilliant advice thanks!
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Re: Sticky paint

Post by fesspenter on Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:30 am

I use a food dehydrator for my Monster Paste and for my gloopy, bloopy, paint.  I use it during the summer at an 18 day festival.  Each of the team members has three pots of white and two black paint that we all swap out of the dehydrator for new, hardened, dry paint.  We keep the dehydrator running on the lowest setting in our gazebo.

Happy Painting!


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Re: Sticky paint

Post by AnnaBB on Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:53 am

Great thanks fesspenter! I've never heard of a food dehydrater, I think I've led a sheltered life when it comes to food! 😊. What a clever idea!
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Re: Sticky paint

Post by SweetnArtsy on Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:00 am

I put portable battery powered fans next to my paint and have them blow on the paints to keep them cool, ice packs under my paints switching them out once in a while when they are warm, and I keep my paints uncovered so they can dry out.
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