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    Steven Francis
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    So I moved a number of paints to dropper bottles but over thinned them in doing so….any one have any suggestions to thicken them without messing them up further. My best thought was taking the lids off for a few hours, shaking and repeat till the are good but I worry about the paint drying out around the rim and getting knocked back in with all the lid off/on of the process.

    Any ideas out there?

    #173231
    Mike
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    #173241
    Steven Francis
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    Thanks… interesting to know how it handles over time but may work…have you used it at all?

    #173246
    Mike
    Keymaster

    No, sorry.

    #173257
    Steven Francis
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    Well found some other info on another board that supported Mike’s suggestion, and also maybe trying the drying technique…

    https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235045298-how-to-fix-overthinned-paint/

    Will try and leave on of the pots open for a few hours and see if it helps at all.

     

    #173272
    Sane Max
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    I use medium a lot, it will indeed thicken your paint but you will have a lower percentage of pigment as a result….. You could add some more pigment but then you are basically making paint from scratch ๐Ÿ™‚

    I would agree with the lid off / mix / repeat method, has worked for me

    #173273
    willz
    Participant

    I use this matt acrylic medium, others are available. it thickens up paint and dry’s super matt.

    #173276
    Sane Max
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    Yes I have used that brand, it’s pretty good and quite cheap.

    Nowadays I only use medium in small amounts for Thickened Washes, so stick to the pricey stuff I bought a couple years back.

    #173303
    Steven Francis
    Participant

    Thanks all…for now I am going with the natural drying out method. It seems to be high summer already in the UK so should be fine time to do it. Will see how that goes after a few hours

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