Stop paint pots drying out?Hi all
I recently bought constructivist paint pot, got it home (2 hours away) and opened it to find it was dried out. I called MAC and they replaced it saying it must have been an old batch. They were really nice about it and sent me a tinted lip conditioner and sample of prep & prime which they didn't have to do (and a heap of MAC brochures that are actually really helpful).
When I received the new constructivist, It was better than the first, but still a little on the dry side, but I've seen elsewhere people saying that theirs was drier than other paint pots, so perhaps it's normal.
Anyway, to try to keep it going longer, I have put cling/ceran/glad wrap (depending what country you are from!) over the jar and gently pushed it down with a brush so it's sticking to the top layer of the paint so no air can get to it. Then have put the lid back on tight and cut the wrap around the edges to neaten it up. When you peel it back a tiny bit sticks to the wrap, but you can always wipe it off with a brush and use it. Plus I figure if I was to waste that tiny amount, it would still be less than a whole dried out jar.
Has anyone ever tried this, and did it work? I just did it because I remember my mum doing it with house paint before and it worked wonders, stopped the paint from getting that thick dried out layer on it.
Perhaps it might help people. (if it works that is!)