Skin on the surface of paint tins

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Found 16th Oct 2008
Tried googling this but just got load of girly make up websites, been decorating our house recently but all the tins of paint have a layer of skin on the top when mixed in it is all lumpy and makes a mess of our walls. What's going on?

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take the skin off before mixing it !

alnbowes;3215767

take the skin off before mixing it !



yup

Its where the air has got into it (like custard)
Strain the paint first (use a pair of tights or stocking) :thumbsup:

Is it old paint you have stored or new tins of paint?

I lolled :lol:

As snowtiger said, sorry to sound sad but they had this problem on DIY SOS last week and they said all you have to do is pass the paint through a pair of tights or stockings (whichever take your fancy).

:roll:You're using gloss on the walls???????

bargain surfer;3216285

:roll:You're using gloss on the walls???????




Just what I was thinking :?

Definately take the skin off before you start

bargain surfer;3216285

:roll:You're using gloss on the walls???????



You've never done that???!??!!? :shock:

:lol:

Annie1508;3216119

As snowtiger said, sorry to sound sad but they had this problem on DIY … As snowtiger said, sorry to sound sad but they had this problem on DIY SOS last week and they said all you have to do is pass the paint through a pair of tights or stockings (whichever take your fancy).



WAs just thinking that myself about DIY SOS was quite funny watching him get the tights OFF his head:p

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who said anything about gloss....some of them have been stored in the shed, but bought a brand new one from store and it had thick layer of paint on top can't we take back and say look this is useless? The tights suggestion looks best.

snowtiger;3215789

Its where the air has got into it ([COLOR="Red"]like … Its where the air has got into it ([COLOR="Red"]like custard[/COLOR])Strain the paint first (use a pair of tights or stocking) :thumbsup:



You know how to avoid the skin on Custard? You cover the whole of the top with clingfilm then remove it before next using the custard!!!!! Just a randon fact for you there.

Not sure it would work on paint though:?

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BECKYBOO;3226079

You know how to avoid the skin on Custard? You cover the whole of the top … You know how to avoid the skin on Custard? You cover the whole of the top with clingfilm then remove it before next using the custard!!!!! Just a randon fact for you there.Not sure it would work on paint though:?



if I could put it on when the paint first goes in the tin, might work but unfortunately I don't think the manufacturers would be too happy with me doing that :whistling:
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