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valweb

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on: August 17, 2011, 10:19:30 AM
Keep your left over oil paint on tin foil and keep in your freezer uncovered.  To use remove and start painting.  Your paint keeps good for a long time.  It works well. :cool2:  :heeha:
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Reply #1 on: August 17, 2011, 12:35:53 PM
I showed a similar trick in yesterdays oil painting webinar  ;D O0


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Reply #2 on: August 17, 2011, 03:28:54 PM
I certainly won't recommend a completely uncovered paint in the fridge or freezer. The fumes will contaminated to other contents. Sealing it completely in foil will not affect the paint at all. Nolan completely sealed his palette with plastic wrap before putting it in the fridge.

The fumes have some toxicity - some people even get sick physically just from the fumes. White Spirit and Refined Turps fumes are even stronger and worse.
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Reply #3 on: August 17, 2011, 03:46:42 PM
Hic!  :2funny: :2funny:
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Reply #4 on: August 18, 2011, 06:20:52 AM
 :2funny: :2funny: Didn't think of covering it....I have been doing this for as long as I have been painting.    :painting: Will cover it from now on.

Sorry Nolan,   :'( I only saw you covering up your left over paint and with the break in airtime I never heard the rest of it (putting it in the fridge). 

Thanks for the webinar on Tuesday, great tip with masking tape.  :clap:
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Reply #5 on: August 18, 2011, 01:42:27 PM
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Reply #6 on: August 19, 2011, 02:47:15 AM
This is good! Not many people think of health and safety when painting. I remember when lead paint was thought to be safe...a lot of young kids got sick from it being used on cribs and playpens....
after all..we are what we eat, and breathe!  :D
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Reply #7 on: September 09, 2011, 07:46:37 AM
Masterson puts out a couple of stay wet containers to keep paint moist for several days. They have snap-on, air tight lids something like a Tuperware container and come in different sizes. Absolutely a must have for acrylic painters and is ideal for oil paint as it will store easily in your freezer with no risk of contaminating food. AC Moore & Michaels arts & crafts carry them or go on line to Dick Blick or Jerry's Art Arama.


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Reply #8 on: September 09, 2011, 01:08:55 PM
:bigwelcome: to the site Sharon, thanks for the advice O0

Tell us a bit more about yourself, what you like to paint, etc  :nosey: ;)


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Reply #9 on: September 10, 2011, 03:06:18 AM
 :bigwelcome: Sharon... I'm betting you have a lot more to share! Come on in, put your feet up and tell us what you know... we're always up for some new ideas. You'll find lots of help and encouragement when you need it. Looking forward to sharing our artwork.  :clap:
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Reply #10 on: November 21, 2011, 10:43:41 AM
I always keep little plastic containers, like cottage cheese, or small cups of fruit, etc. and cover them up with saran wrap in the fridge. Might be able to find some places around town like McDonalds etc that use them for ketchup, etc. I go to a nearby place once in a while and grab a few hundred while eating a hot dog ;D
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