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dennis

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on: July 11, 2010, 11:15:06 PM
Does this happen to you ?



Broken paint tube caps are the result of over tightening. Only screw the cap on half way - then STOP.

You don't need to tighten your caps to ensure that your paint doesn't dry out. Half a turn is more than enough to create a seal.

But as we are, we are bound to forget at some stage and sit with a broken cap. What do you do now ?

Use some cling wrap from the kitchen, put it over the unscrewed tube head and gently screw on the cap halfway.

Next time you have finished a tube of paint, and the cap is still fine, keep the cap. Clean it and store it. The next time you get the urge to strangle a paint tube cap, you will have spare one  <!-- s:D -->:D<!-- s:D -->
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Reply #1 on: November 12, 2010, 02:14:08 AM
Good tip....I had a brand new tubeof paint, when I opened it the top of the cap came off while the neck of the cap stayed on the tube. Most annoying. Plastic cling wrap worked well.  :clap:
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Reply #2 on: November 12, 2010, 02:30:48 AM
I also keep a few caps from old tubes for in case I break one.


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Reply #3 on: November 12, 2010, 03:48:52 AM
I'll definately do that.  O0
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