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Hi Guys,
I've been absent for awhile, dealing with some personal issues that needed attention, but the time-off has confirmed an "experiment" I've been doing.

Awhile ago, while watching a home improvement shows that focused on painting, and saw something that intrigued me: before the painter resealed the can of paint, he exhaled into the open can and then immediately sealed it. The logic being that he was displacing O2 with CO2, thus preventing skimming-over and thickening of the product from oxidation. Initially I laughed - having been a painter for about 15 years - but it also seemed kind of logical. So, I started exhaling into my paint jars (mostly Tamaiya acrylics) and then recapping. I wasn't sure if it worked until I took an extended break from building. When I reopened my jars again - months later - lo-and-behold, they were all perfect!

So, call me crazy, but I really think it works. Anyway, I have completed some old projects and will post dome pics soon.


Cheers all!
 

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Welcome back, too bad we don't exhale nitrogen, that would work even better!
 

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It also helps to have about a quart of Jack Daniels on your breath.


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