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Paraloid container

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by jfake, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. jfake

    jfake Member

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    I finally got some paraloid and I am not sure what is best to store it in, I am worried it will evaporate if I use the wrong type of container. Any help would be great. Thanks in advance
     
  2. tomdes

    tomdes Me my dear and Fall BAZZ!!!

    Well, I use one of the 2LB metal coffee cans with a plastic lid to store it, I mix mine with acetone, it will harden after awhile, no big deal you just add acetone into the can and after a day of so it's liquid again. Then you can adjust its thickness/thinness by the amount of additional acetone you add..
     

  3. tom k

    tom k New Member

    I mix mine in alcohol and in a plastic bucket with lid. No troubles yet
     
  4. I use clean 1 gallon metal paint can. You can get new ones at Lowes. Small skulls/bones can be dipped and larger stuff I have to brush. But the lid seals and prevents evaporation between uses. Makes it easier to keep your mixture at the level you prefer.
     
  5. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    Use clean containers that are made for paint. Metal or plastic. If plastic, a #2 in a triangle should be on the bottom. I use the white buckets from Home Depot. You can dissolve it in either denatured alcohol or acetone. If you are making a small amount you can also use a glass jar with a tight lid. Acetone will evaporate a lot faster than the alcohol. Still, you should have a container with a tight lid to prevent spills/accidents as well as to keep out debris. I use the Home Depot buckets and they have very good lids.
     
  6. jfake

    jfake Member

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    Thanks for all the good answers.. I bought an empty paint can from home depot.