Ghaz wrote:It depends on the paint in question. There is no answer that will cover all paints.
Do you mean from various paint ranges or just different colours? Because while I don't use either extensively I have found that yellow and white needs a better shake then others. But that's not really surprising.
Big Mac wrote:GW kind aren’t necessary, actually bad to shake, as paint dries it crumbs and mix in with the good paint, when you paint you’ll sometimes see a sandy texture
My solution to that problem is to just carefully scrape off the dried paint with a metal sculpting tool. Any bits that fall into the paint itself can be retrieved with a pair of fine tweezers. Never seen it as reason not to shake the pot.
I apply some water and paint thinner on my pots to keep them from drying out.
Many times i've heard that this is something you shouldn't do in case you thin it down to much. If you do then there's no way to thicken it again and you've busted a whole pot of paint. But as someone who has done it, what have you found the results to be like?
Mr_Erk wrote:Especially metallics and Ceramite White.
Love ceramite white. It separates like a bastard, but it's a great paint. Definitely agree that metallics are another that need a good hard regular shake.
kb_lock wrote:I shake them as much as they need, but I have them in droppers and have agitators in there - so until the agitator can move freely.
Vallejo actually recommend rolling instead of shaking, but bugger that
What do you use for agitators? I've been rolling my Vallejo pots and I don't know whether I can tell a difference between rolling them and shaking them. Rolling them supposedly introduces less air and what not though.