How to Re-Hydrate Dried Up (Water Based) Face Paint

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How to Re-Hydrate Dried Up (Water Based) Face Paint
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Make sure it is water based paint for this, NOT grease paint. I am using some old Kryolan Aquacolor makeup that has been dried up for years! I transfer my paints into these screw together jars.

Make sure it is water based paint for this, NOT grease paint. I am using some old Kryolan Aquacolor makeup that has been dried up for years! I transfer my paints into these screw together jars.

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Using your stirring tool (I use a tiny flathead screwdriver), begin chopping up the dried cake.

Using your stirring tool (I use a tiny flathead screwdriver), begin chopping up the dried cake.

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Keep chopping. You can go as far as pulverizing it into a powder, or bigger crumbs...the finer it's chopped, the quicker it'll absorb the water.

Keep chopping. You can go as far as pulverizing it into a powder, or bigger crumbs...the finer it's chopped, the quicker it'll absorb the water.

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Add some water to the dried crumbs.

Add some water to the dried crumbs.

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Let it sit 5 minutes or so and soak.

Let it sit 5 minutes or so and soak.

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Stir, chop, stir, chop.

Stir, chop, stir, chop.

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Keep chopping chunks and stirring until you reach a pudding-like consistency. Too runny? Let it air dry a while. Too thick? Add more water.

Keep chopping chunks and stirring until you reach a pudding-like consistency. Too runny? Let it air dry a while. Too thick? Add more water.

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Gently tap the container on the table to release bubbles and settle the paint.

Gently tap the container on the table to release bubbles and settle the paint.

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Clean up the edges of your paint jar. Nobody likes to look at a sloppy kit!

Clean up the edges of your paint jar. Nobody likes to look at a sloppy kit!

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Beautiful! Wet enough to instantly load your brush with a single dip. Soft enough to mix your own colors with ease.

Beautiful! Wet enough to instantly load your brush with a single dip. Soft enough to mix your own colors with ease.

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Just dip and paint! This is as wet as I let mine get...usually it's somewhere in between. But this works great to refresh your paints if they are dry & you are preparing to paint again.

Just dip and paint! This is as wet as I let mine get...usually it's somewhere in between. But this works great to refresh your paints if they are dry & you are preparing to paint again.

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The end! You can find these Kryolan paints and handy screw-together storage jars at Paintertainment.com

The end! You can find these Kryolan paints and handy screw-together storage jars at Paintertainment.com

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