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Geneva pigment oil separation?

i've found that my Geneva paint tends to have the oil and pigment to separate.  So, I started "massaging" the tube before squeezing it out.  Sometimes it still comes out too thin. 

how do other Geneva users prevent the pigment and oil from separating?  

By the way, I LOVE the paint!  If I need to, I'll just deal with this problem.  The benefits of not having aluminum sterate or beeswax added is worth any inconvenience!
PaulB

Comments

  • This happens to me too, and you can't prevent it.  What I do is make sure the lid is closed, put my finger on the lid to ensure it stays closed, then shake it as hard as I can for a few seconds.

    After that I unscrew the white cap, because it contributes nothing, and just provides an additional location for a mess. Then I squeeze directly onto the palette, keeping the nozzle very close to the palette, because sometimes when there is air in the tube, it comes out explosively.

    I try to keep air out of the tubes.
  • SummerSummer -
    edited September 24
    I just remix when this happens to me.  It usually happens when I have thick piles of colors already on the palette.  Also try not to put heavy "steps" on a tilted palette lest the oil separate and migrate and contaminate the other steps and eventually drip all over your palette stand and onto the floor.
  • Me too -  shake & stir is the way to go I like these paints and don't mind the smell at all 
    Summer
  • I love the odor!  Reminds me of Christmas!!

    thanks for the info.
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