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rboyce



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PostSubject: Just registered, have a question   Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:51 pm

Hi! My name is Rich and I live in the Chicago area. I've been taking lessons for the last two years, but my group doesn't know a lot about water soluble oils. I'm currently getting ready to start a new class, which means I need to clean my palette and get rid of some of the old paint that has dried up or been mixed with other colors. My question is: Can these water soluble oils (I use Windsor & Newton Artisan) be tossed out with the regular trash, or should I treat them as hazardous waste? Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.
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PostSubject: Re: Just registered, have a question   Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:25 am

Hi Rich and welcome!

I understand that water soluble oils are not toxic and don't contain lead (except for lead white) but some pigments may contain undesirable elements and it would probably be wise to dispose of them in a way that's safe rather than sorry. Around here, even house paint is supposed to be taken to a special recycling area instead of thrown out in the regular trash so I would think WSO's would need the same treatment.

I keep a large can with a lid for my unused paints, rags etc. as some painting oils can catch fire all by themselves. It's rare, but again, better safe than sorry.
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PostSubject: Re: Just registered, have a question   Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:03 pm

Welcome Rich!

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PostSubject: Re: Just registered, have a question   Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:12 am

Hello Rich!.. and welcome… Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Just registered, have a question   Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:40 pm

Hi Rich. We're glad you stopped by. Jan gave some good advise, but perhaps you might want to check on regulations in your area.

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PostSubject: Re: Just registered, have a question   Sun Nov 08, 2015 4:50 pm

Can you use watermixable paint straight out of the tube??
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PostSubject: Re: Just registered, have a question   Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:25 pm

Hi Ginny,

Welcome to the forum. Yes you can use the WM  Oils right out of the tube depending on the brand. The WN Artisans tend to be very thick and respond well to a little thinning with something like Artisan Thinner for early layers in the painting when you want leaner, less oily layers, or very small amounts of walnut oil for later layers when you want them to be "fatter," (more oily.) Other brands such as Copra or Holbein Duo paints tend to be creamier right from the tube and easier to spread. I never recommend using water to thin, especially the Artisans, unless you area doing a large area of thin under painting. Using water to just small amounts of paint tend to make the Artisans more sticky.

Hope that helps. Feel free to ask more  if you need to.

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PostSubject: Re: Just registered, have a question   Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:45 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Just registered, have a question   Fri Nov 13, 2015 7:10 am

Welcome, Ginny!
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