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Gloria

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on: April 19, 2012, 05:26:43 PM
Hello Dennis. I have two questions. I have a tube of watercolor paint, Cadmium Red Light. Is this the same as Light Red.
Question No.2. I have tubes which I bought over twenty years ago. Some are still good but there are others that have turned very hard, then there are a few that are still good but I cant get the caps off evenafter putting them under hot running water. Is there anything that I can do to save them or do I have to throw them out.


dennis

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Reply #1 on: April 19, 2012, 09:11:31 PM
Gloria, no they are not the same.

In the past I have had tubes that have gone rock hard. What I did was to slit open the tube along the length and open up to get to the actual paint itself. You should be able to re-activate the paint again with a wet brush, although it may take a bit of scrubbing. Try it and let me know how you got on.

It's actually the same as if you have squeezed some out from a tube and it drys out. This often happens to me and I have used this method (dry squeezed out tube paint) even when giving the live classes.
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Gloria

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Reply #2 on: April 20, 2012, 02:55:48 AM
Thanks Dennis, will do that. I almost threw them out so it's good they wont be wasted.


eftpower1

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Reply #3 on: April 25, 2012, 08:52:57 AM
Gloria,

Good question,

All but two of the colors I'm using for the classes are from tubes that had completely dried out  I put them in "pill boxes" 

Those little plastic boxes that are set up with a compartment for each day of the week for people to organize their medications.  I got the first ones from the " Dollar store" then the local pharmacy started giving them away.

  I put the dried out color I "peeled" out of the tube in a compartment , added a couple of drops of water and labeled the compartment with the name of the color, (Like Dennis has on his pallet) 

Don't know if the water helped or not, now I just use them like 'pan water colors"

Mine are more than 20 years old, and seem do be working fine ( I DO want to blame the paint when my ding, dong blankety blank washes go South { opps  :) } in the wrong direction :D :yippee:

Brian

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Gloria

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Reply #4 on: April 25, 2012, 05:04:29 PM
Thanks Brian for the tip. I am going to put them in those pill boxes as soon as I get them peeled. I was happy to know that they are still usable because I thought that I would have to throw them out. I had also bought a cheap box of tubes fifteen years old, I never used them and they hardened and I threw them out a few years ago. Now I wish I hadn't. On my first question, I bought a tube of light red, Winsor and Newton Cotman. That was the only one I could find in two stores that I went to. It seems to be a popular color of many artists.


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Reply #5 on: April 25, 2012, 07:23:45 PM
Nothing wrong with them - used them for years.  O0
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Reply #6 on: July 22, 2012, 09:18:53 PM
Hello Gloria

I am new to the forum. Going through past posts, I saw your query about Cadmium Red Light and Light Red. The answer slipped through the conversation. Did you ultimately get it resolved?


Best regards
Phillippe

 


Gloria

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Reply #7 on: July 23, 2012, 06:43:31 PM
Phillippe, Musika has the right answer. I did eventually buy a tube of Light Red for as Dennis said, its different from Cad Red.


 

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