[WWI] Reconstituting settled out paint

Allan Wright aew at unh.edu
Mon Mar 2 12:38:28 EST 2020

AK sells stainless steel balls for agitators. Split shot also works
well. Don't use BBs for acrylics as they rust. Enamels BBs are ok.
I use the saber saw trick too. I even made attachments for the clips to
capture Vallejo bottles.
On Mon, 2020-03-02 at 10:55 -0500, Steven Perry wrote:
> Not sure where I saw and purloined this idea recently, but it works
> so well and is especially applicable to those of us who haven;t done
> much building of late.
> The photo pretty much says it all. I just had to do a little filing
> to get the clamp to fit in the saw.
> To resurrect a fully settled out bottle of paint, I use a flat metal
> spatula to scrape the gunk off the bottom and sides of a bottle, toss
> in a couple of BBs or split shot, clamp the bottle and run the sabre
> saw for 30 sec or a minute. New bottle of paint. So far I've saved
> what would have cost me over 100 bucks to replace. On top of saving
> an investment in paint, fully mixed paint sprays much more
> consistently. If that doesn't convince you, go check the prices they
> want for paint shakers and stirrers.
> sp

Allan Wright - Manager of Software Development

Research Computing Center

University of New Hampshire

(603) 862-0084

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