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Discussion in 'Airbrush Paints' started by Joe T, Apr 7, 2018.


  1. Joe T

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    so, with paint bottles that are empty, do you all clean them up somehow and re-use the bottle for anything? I see where they would come in handy for mixing etc. I have a fe createx paint bottles that are now empty as well as com art. I really like the com art twisty bottle tops.

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    I toss everything away, so I can support small Createx business.


    Jokes aside. I clean and reuse them. After my bottle is empty I put it in a cutted plastic bottle filled with water. When I am feeling I am up for a cleaning I will clean them. You can see my bottles on left side. I also reuse droppers which I think people don't do, at least I didn't ready anywhere about it. So I mainly working with primaries and black and white I mix my own colors and I have a dropper for each color. And I have a cutted plastic boottle filled with water for each dropper.
    So in practise looks like this: when I need 10 drops of red I take red dropper out of red bottle, put all water outside of dropper in to the bottle for that dropper and clean it with paper towel. Then I put 10 drops of color in to my bottle and I put that dropper back to the cutted bottle for red color. I also have separate droppers which I reuse for stuff like reducer and few other stuff which I attach to the coresponding bottle.

    The whole setup looks ugly, but...
    I do it for 2 reasons. One is I spend less money and the biggest one is I don't leave so big plastic print if I reuse those stuff and I do something for our planet which is screwed already cause of plastic... I also use backpack when I go to store and I don't take plastic bags. I have few reusable cotton bags which I airbrushed for my self. I am going to the store with batman cotton shopping bag :)

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    you all mixing too much paint or you all are painting house LOL.
    But depending on how clean I can get what few empty bottles I have I will use them for custom colors so if I have to stop on a painting in the middle I do not have to try to remix the color.
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    But Herb! Mixing paint is so much fun! And when I open my jar drawer and see all those pretty little bottles just waiting to hold my hideous color mixes, it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

    Yes, I have a bottle fetish...
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    I have cleaned a couple of bottles out to use the twist tops for pouring reducer. I don’t like the Createx flip tops, so I too the smaller bottles up and use them. I have two glass droppers that I use depending on what paint or what bottle the paint comes in.


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    Something new for my shopping...eye dropper
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    He has a blick's in his town so no shipping and handling .
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    See I’m a little tight lol. I bought a couple glass ones and clean them out to reuse LOL.


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    Yea, what he said.....lol

    15 min drive from work. Very cool stuff in that place for sure
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    You can get 100 of them from TCP Global for about the same price... and cool little mixing cups too!
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    Might have to go find that. We order from tcp global all the time for work
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    My order came out to $15 shipped and they're great little droppers.
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    Great idea. I have small mixing pots that I will reuse for when I mix colors for a project.

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