Paint storage?


my head is falling off my head
May 27, 2009
Where would typically be the best place to store enamels so they dont go bad? is this even an issue? I had some really old Testors enamels and I could not get them to emulsify with the the thinner no matter what i did, it would just goop up and become ruined, any particular reason for this?
I have a whole bunch of Humbrol enamels that I store in my draw. Some have gooped up, others have not. I have no idea why...

Sorry I can't help, but I would also be interested in finding the solution.

I've had the same results as Youch. I always use the same brand of thinner as the paint and sometimes it works sometimes not. I think I notice it works best on bottles that were more full or hardly used. That leads me to believe that if I know I'm not going to be using a paint for a long while I will throw a little extra thinner in there before putting it up for storage.
im sure that paint drys when it reacts with oxygen in the air so the paint going gloopy is a sign that the paint is beginning to dry out.

if you have an air tight room that would be good but i found that adding thiner to half empty paint tubs works great
Every now and then, I put a little thinner in mine, and shake them well. Remember shaken not stirred! That usually solves the problem with paints drying up.

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