Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Dried-up acrylic paints

In a few weeks I will visit my family, and I will face again one issue I confronted during my last visit. I found in a closet a box with several acrylic paints, forgotten for a long time and, by now, completely dried up. Question: is that any chance I may "resuscitate" them? They are water-based acrylic paints, so, I wonder, maybe I could add some solvent (or just plain water?) and bring the pigments back to life. is it possible?
Clearly, DestoFante does not understand much about the chemistry of acrylic paint, but still hopes...


Bluebear Jeff said...

I would ask at a local 'art supply' store . . . they might have something that will work.

On the other hand, since I've switched to the 'craft store' paints (Ceramcoat, Apple Barrel, etc.) I've not had any dry out.

-- Jeff

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

I would say no - they are now dead, deceased, ect etc

Time to buy some new one's.. :o))