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Humbrol Paint - Like treacle?


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Another vote for Revell paints. I compared tins of matt varnish, Humbrol looked like grey treacle, Revell looked perfectly clear.

I've bought from Wonderland Models, delivery costs are reasonable if you buy a few tins.

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Might be bad luck but have had a bit of a break over the summer then the first 3 tins I've opened this week all had a skin on. I was going to ask if anyone decants paint into jars or anything like that to store?

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The top of that tin, and the underside of the lid need cleaning. I keep a roll of toilet paper (om a dispenser!) next to my workbench, just to keep those edges clean and shiny so they seal properly. Some chiselling will be needed on those.

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On 08/10/2020 at 17:04, Ian Morgan said:

Not a solution for Humbrol, but a useful gadget I bought recently:

 

 


That’s the wife’s Christmas present sorted then......

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On 08/10/2020 at 17:04, Ian Morgan said:

Not a solution for Humbrol, but a useful gadget I bought recently:

 

 

At a few quid a pop, I'll keep stirring with  a cocktail stick for tinlets or lolly sticks for bigger tins. Only takes 5 minutes or so.  I have some really old paints (because I'm really old.) and some of the tinlets that I have had for 35 years still work. I take the point that cacked up lids and rims van be a challenge, but not half as much as enamel paints with screw top jars.

 

The only enamel  screw top jars that date from 8 to 12 years ago that I can open are the ones where I applied cling film over the top before screwing the lid on. Those without cling film cannot be opened at all, those with cling film can be opened easily.

 

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2 hours ago, Ian Morgan said:

It's the 'child-proof' caps on jars that is the real killer. Plain caps give you half a chance.

 

Threw one of those away yesterday.

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On 11/10/2020 at 02:33, 96701 said:

I have some really old paints (because I'm really old.) and some of the tinlets that I have had for 35 years still work.

 

Agreed. It's the ones ove had for 35 weeks that are the problem! I generally find I'm doing well if I can use more than half the tinlet these days.

 

Edit: just opened my only jar and that had set as well!

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