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thosmoss23 Apr 2020 7:52 a.m. PST

I use Vallejo paints. When I squeeze out a dab for use, I'll tahe a new lid and dip it into the puddle.

coopman24 Apr 2020 2:08 p.m. PST

Good idea. Thanks.

PeterH24 Apr 2020 8:44 p.m. PST

thanks for sharing I have done this as well and thought maybe i was uniquely obsessed = good to know i am not alone!

JimDuncanUK26 Apr 2020 6:45 a.m. PST

I've been doing this for years, many ,many years.

I usually give the whole lid one coat and half of the lid a second coat. That way you can see the opaqueness of the paint before it goes on a figure.

CeruLucifus27 Apr 2020 10:32 a.m. PST

I paint my pots with 4 vertical stripes: bare lid, primer white, gray, black. Then I paint the lid horizontally with the internal color. Later I come back and swipe the top half with a second coat.

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2020 11:06 a.m. PST

I started doing this a few decades ago when it became too much of a pain to find the color I was looking for among 200+ bottles.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP09 Jun 2020 8:43 a.m. PST

I do the same with many of my craft paints. It does make it easier to find the correct bottle.


athun2527 Jun 2020 7:31 a.m. PST

In addition to that, I bought a box a steel BBs. I drop one BB into each bottle to aid in shaking up the paint.

Your Kidding02 Jul 2020 9:21 a.m. PST

I'm a little picky on where I get my stainless steel. Over the years I had a few, sub standard "stainless" rust on me. Those bottles became base coats for terrain.

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