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#1 strictly esox

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 10:59 PM

I did a search and dint come up with any answeres. I use Apple barrel paints and thin with Windex. Has anyone tried mixing a larger batch and save it? Does it keep if you mix it up well a few weeks later? I was thinking of mixing batch in a film container thinned down to save time in the near future but was wodering if someone already went down this road with bad results. Thanks in advance for any opinions.

#2 Bogbaits



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Posted 01 February 2009 - 12:19 AM

I do know i use the windex to thin my createx paint when painting,it contains amonia and water,coloring,I have never used it to thin and store,The only difference between windex and water is the amonia,not sure if amonia is a long term paint thinner,should not be any different than water,if anything the amonia would evaporate quicker than water,thats why it works so well when you ues it to clean or thin your paints.

#3 mark poulson

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 10:59 AM

When I've stored the left overs from a batch of paint I mixed and thinned with Windex, the paint seemed to separate and had to be remixed when I went to use it again. No matter what colors involved, there always seems to be a redish brown color that comes to the top after it sits for a while.
But the paint is fine after remixing.

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 01:56 PM

I bought a large bottle of Apple Barrel white a while back to use as a base coat. I transferred some of it to a smaller bottle and thinned with windex. I can't tell any difference 2 months later, just mix thoroughly as it will separate.