What do you guys(and girls) do when you reach the end of a jar of paint premixed with SDM? I think I may have made a mistake by adding fresh paint and SDM to the remainder of the first batch of paint. I go through these boom and bust cycles of painting where I may not get to paint for weeks and even months at a time. I kept checking the paints when I was not able to paint and added a couple of drops of DELQ and or clove oil to the jar and mixed it up. It seemed to work well but I am noticing the pallet time is really shortened now to only a few days.
Do you fellow painters clean out the jar before mixing more? Or just toss the jar (they are cheap enough)? I hate the idea of all that pigment ending up in a landfill and would rather clean the jars with OMS and let the pigments settle in one bigger jar. Our local dump has a facility for chemical pollutants that would otherwise end up in the ground, so that part is easy. I guess this gives me a good reason to just paint my you know what off and experiment a little too and use up some of these cheap canvasses I have. Two of which date back to the 80's with the price still attached.
I was fortunate enough through dumb luck to stock up on clove oil and DELQ from the old site and have a fresh round of paint tubes waiting in the wings. I would rather use this old stuff up first than to have twice as many jars around. What do you do?