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geekygamer22 Nov 2020 9:25 a.m. PST

I have some old Reaper pre-dropped pots that I would like to rehabilitate.
None are totally solid. The standard colors seem to be more workable with lots of aggitaion and a wee bit of water.

The metalics got wierd though. They separated with cloudy liquid and a lump like a pigmented metallic nucleus. With some proding I can get a liitle on a brush.

Any ideas?

JimDuncanUK22 Nov 2020 9:41 a.m. PST

Life is too short buy some new paints.

Heisler22 Nov 2020 10:31 a.m. PST

Go to the Reaper forum and search there. There are a couple of people that specialize in reviving old paint.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2020 10:54 a.m. PST

I agree with JimDuncanUK.

They will probably even mail them right to your home!

JSchutt22 Nov 2020 11:20 a.m. PST

Old paints are like mothers-in-laws. Reviving them could end up being a regrettable decision.

Sgt Slag22 Nov 2020 4:02 p.m. PST

The best, most affordable, paint agitator, which achieves astounding results, is a handheld Jig Saw. You might be able to pick one up at an estate sale, for around $10. USD Otherwise, you can pick one up at Harbor Freight, for $20. USD

Use blue painter's tape, and attach it to the blade, in the Saw. Use moderate speed, adjusting the throttle slowly. It will mix your paint, like few other machines will. Run it for 20-60 seconds. Cheers!

dragon6 Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2020 5:55 p.m. PST

Perhaps instead of water mix acrylic medium into it. That's original carrier for the pigment. And I would use matte

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP23 Nov 2020 5:18 p.m. PST

In my experience, once a bottle of paint starts to go bad, it's time to BUY ANOTHER.

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