Dried out acrylic paint... can it ever be used again?

United States
June 3, 2008 10:15am CST
I am about ready to clean my closet out where I have a lot of stored acrylic paint... It seems that some of it is all dried out as the small containers of paint used for art projects were not air tight. The question I have for your is... Have you ever found a way to make dried out acrylic paint be usable? If so, how? or am I just going to have to toss it?
3 responses
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
5 Jun 08
you can try some turpintine or asatone in it to see if it will soften up
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• United States
14 Jun 08
Thanks for the suggestion Lakota12, I appreciate you.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
14 Jun 08
awwwww ty
• United States
15 Mar 09
This happens to me alot.. and since i HATE throwing my paints out, you can reuse the paint and make it sortof like watercolors [i don't know if that will help you since yours are in tubes} luckily my paints are in small jars...
• United States
27 Jul 08
I myself came across the same problem with acrylic paint somewhat dried out. I would think that if acrylics are water-based, then why not add a little water. Makes sense to me. Also for future paints, a piece of glad wrap works wonders in keeping the moisture in. Screw the lid on over the piece of plastic. Now to try my own advice. Ha Ha. Seashell