Saturday, 2 January 2010

My Problem with Golden Paints

I have some paints made by Golden - I got them specially for a workshop with Michael deMeng, and they've been lovely. I even got some more (when Jeff went to the US I got a nice parcel delivered to the US office for him to bring home).

And the best colour, of course, is Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold. Why? Because Michael deMeng uses it a lot. I've used it so much, that is the only tube that is close to running out. And with so much fun in each tube, I won't mind buying more.

So yesterday, I popped open my Quin Gold. Or rather, cra-a-a-acked it open. I looked at the lid. Hmm. I didn't remember the lids looking like that. Uh oh. I've broken the whole lid. I never knew you could do that.

Well, being resourceful, I reached for one of my empty tubes. Yes, of course I have empty tubes on my desk. Three of the, from Reverse Art Truck. Easy enough to fill, but how does one seal the end without a special gadget? I used the heat tool (paint stripper, that is) and pressed variously with surgical clamps, tweezers and a steel ruler.

Yes, of course I have surgical clamps on my desk. It's a big desk.





It finally worked, and I now have a 20ml tube of lovely paint ready to use until it really does run out.













There was a tad of paint left in the old tube, and since it was destined to go dry, I urgently painted everything at hand that needed painting. Like this pie tin (bakers, don't worry, it was too rusty for baking in - I would never waste a valuable cooking utensil)

2 comments:

drmarty62 said...

Oh Dear Pauline
I hope that doesn't happen to my golden paints. Aren't they just yummy. What a good solution you found

deMeng said...

Hi Pauline
here's a link you might find handy. This has is from a discussion about shelf life of Golden Paint. In general the tech part of Golden's site is amazing. Here's the thread that might address your issue.

http://www.goldenpaints.com/justpaint/jp10article3.php

here's the main page where you can type something in the search bar and there is usually an answers in there news letter "Just Paint"

http://www.goldenpaints.com/index.php

hope this helps...and no I don't own stock...I just think they are a really great company...very ethical too.

Happy New Year
Michael deMeng