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Try putting a blob of Vaseline petroleum jelly around the thread of the
container and lid before closing. That makes a more airtight seal, plus it
makes it easier to open and close the jar.
Marla

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On Sun, Feb 3, 2019 at 7:15 AM Deb Haines <
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> Make sure the lid to the product has a tight seal. Typically you want to
> make sure that you use clean tools and don't contaminate the main
> container. Pour out just what you need into a separate container. Seal up
> the original and store upside down. This eliminates any additional air from
> seeping into the container. See if this doesn't work. It will still degrade
> but not at such a fast rate. I've had pro white for years I just
> reconstitute it with water when it gets more viscous. If you are always
> stirring it up prior to using then your OK. When it separates the pigment
> precipitates to the bottom leaving the binder at the top. I'm not certain
> but I would guess like watercolors the binder is glycerin.
>
> Best, Deb
>
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> On Fri, Feb 1, 2019 at 9:50 AM, Linda Feltner
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> You bring up a good point, Bruce. Why by the "economy vat" when you know
> you aren't going to use it.  It's the same way I feel about maskoid or
> liquit frisket, or super glue. It's going to dry up after a few uses and be
> wasted if I by the large size. So I get the small size, pay a wee more, and
> start fresh each time.
> We become "trained" when small to economize, and it works for toothpaste,
> but not sure it works for some art materials.
>
> Have you thought of filling the gesso container with water on top of the
> gesso. gently gently, so it doesn't soak into the product, but displaces
> the air that dries it out?  It doesn't have to be filled to the brim, just
> a 1/2" coat. Then gently suction, absorb with a paper towel,  or pour it
> off.  If some water gets in, at least it will just make the gesso thinner,
> not degraded.
>
> Cheers, and I hope you work it out.
> Linda
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> On 1/31/19 5:50 PM, Bruce Bartrug wrote:
>
> Thanks, all.  If the jar gets tipped it undoes any attempts at cleaning
> the cap before closing it.  However the saran wrap sounds like a great
> idea, and I'll give it a try.  I have an artist friend in SCarolina that
> began buying gesso in gallon jugs for this very reason, but a gallon is
> much more than I'd probably ever use.
>
> Thanks again,
> Bruce
>
> On Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 7:18 PM Michelle Schwengala <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
> If you have a suggestion for an alternate product design, consider
> dropping the folks at Golden a line about it. Over the last few years, some
> of their staff members  (including someone in the Golden family) have done
> product demos at my local (very small!) art supply store and they sound
> very receptive to thoughtful input from customers.  Be (or at least
> suggest) the change you want to see!
>
>
>
>
> Carry on, beetle.
>
> On Jan 31, 2019, at 6:59 AM, Bruce Bartrug <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> I'm so annoyed with Golden Gesso.....not the product especially, but the
> container in which it's sold.  Unscrew the cap and cured gesso immediately
> cracks into hard chips.  A few of which always seem to find their way into
> the coat I'm applying.  Suggestions?
>
> bab
>
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