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Createx illustration Pot-Life thinned with 4011?

Discussion in 'Paints' started by erwin de pan, Jan 27, 2021.


  1. erwin de pan

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    How long can you keep createx illustration paint when it is thinned with 4011?
    According to Createx
    Only a few weeks. <10%
    Are there people who keep it longer?
    (in an airtight bottle)
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    I thin mine 1/1 and have used it 2 months later. However I have noticed different colors last longer. White starts to break down in a few weeks. sepia I have used 3 months after thinning
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    I have some that has been sitting around for a least 4 or 5 months, and it still looks to be usable... But, I also have some Illustration colors that went solid, or broke into clumped pigment and liquid that would not re-incorporate even with mechanical mixing - that had no reducers at all added to it.
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    I've used paint (Illustration, Auto Air & Wicked) reduced with 4011 up to three months later with no issues. Sometimes I need to add a little more reducer to the mix due to evaporation. I wouldn't recommend reducing it with the intent to store it long term though.
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    Thanks. I'll give it a try.
    I use these (photo) bottles to store my mix.
    And they would be easier to use if I diluted the paint slightly beforehand.
    It would be nice if I could keep them good for 1 month.

    IMG_20210128_073321 (Small).jpg
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    I use the exact same sort of bottles. I have had some that I mixed up in early fall of last year, that are still good. I would think you should have no problems.
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    I find it starts to become problematic after 6 months, it still
    Works but I find it hard to get it to flow through my micron, I end up using water to break it down further but this also slows the painting down and causes many spiders, not that I care really as it all gets hidden and adds to the chaos!
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