I got ready to do some painting this morning and realized the lid on my pure white chalk paint had not been on good for months. Air got to it and it was thicker than molasses, even a little clumpy. Not only was it thick but there was rust and flakes of dried paint all around the rim. I knew if I poured it or put my brush in it, the flakes would get in my paint. Has this ever happened to you? I almost threw it away but I was thinking, good grief, this is A LOT of money in paint. I thought better of it and realized that this paint thickens on purpose sometimes for some artists. All you have to do is add water and it is back to perfect. However, you don’t want to do it in the can because the lid is messed up and the crud around the edges will get in your paint. You need an air tight seal. You can buy plastic lids from Stacey at Faux Studio Designs, but I didn’t have any on hand so I used a mason jar. Who doesn’t love a good mason anyway? I cut a small piece of tin foil to line the rim where I would be pouring so that none of the nasty dry crud would get in my paint. I poured over the foil and into the jar. I just added a tiny bit of water to the jar, stirring as I went with a paint stir until I got the consistency I needed. Now I have an air tight container and a whole lot of white paint! Problem Solved…..
I hope your day is prosperous and blessed! Love you all…….