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Offline Too Bo Coo

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Paint jars to droppers
« on: March 05, 2021, 05:53:52 PM »
I bought 250 dropper bottles from AliExpress and changed over my Foundry and some GW pots to precise dropper bottles. I added a stone bead to each bottle and thinned with distilled water to make them flow. It took a week but well worth it. It also helped me claim more rack real estate. I used to hold 9 bottles per row but with the droppers it went to 12. I’m super happy, especially because I was able to transfer the labels as well!

https://i.imgur.com/Hl8jDIF.jpg
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Offline Tactalvanic

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Re: Paint jars to droppers
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2021, 06:26:16 PM »
Well done on that amount of effort

should certainly extend the life of some of the most expensive of our hobby paints for you.

reusable labeling a bonus to.

You clearly have more bottle than me

Offline Codsticker

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Re: Paint jars to droppers
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2021, 03:38:20 AM »
That's impressive. I am curious how you were able to salvage the labels.

Offline pixelgeek

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Re: Paint jars to droppers
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2021, 04:16:34 AM »
That's impressive. I am curious how you were able to salvage the labels.

The GW labels peel right off. They are only slightly adhesive and you can put them on your new droppers

Offline Too Bo Coo

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Re: Paint jars to droppers
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2021, 09:12:12 AM »
That's impressive. I am curious how you were able to salvage the labels.

As Pixelgeek noted, the GW, and also the Foundry, labels all peel off pretty easy. The GW ones are plastic so they peel much easier, but with some care and gentle persuasion the paper labels as you can see can also be removed and put on new bottles. For me it was not merely an aesthetic choice that the new containers look more 'professional' but that they are actually easier to read with the original one on. That said, the company label was much easier to deal with than the specific paint name and number circles, these have much worse glue and even when on their original bottles tended to fall off and get lost. So as you can see there are a few instances where I was forced to create a new label or even use clear tape to secure the old ones. Overall a small price for the bigger convenience!

It was a week long job, but for the 35-40 bucks in materials, well well worth the effort!

Offline Hu Rhu

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Re: Paint jars to droppers
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2021, 12:59:05 PM »
That is a great idea and one I might well follow.  How did you ensure there was no spillage when transferring the paint from the wide-mouthed Foundry bottles to the quite narrow dropper bottles?

Offline Andrew_McGuire

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Re: Paint jars to droppers
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2021, 01:29:04 PM »
As I recently mentioned in another thread the easiest and best way to dispense Citadel paint is with Dr Tabletop’s Droptops. These fit onto the original pot so no transfer of paint to another container is required and the wastage is consequently minimal.

Offline Too Bo Coo

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Re: Paint jars to droppers
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2021, 04:41:35 PM »
I added a little distilled water then used a small funnel after mixing the paint. Worked great and lost nothing

Offline tomrommel1

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Re: Paint jars to droppers
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2021, 10:56:25 AM »
I do that with all my paints very recommended
In hoc signo vinces

Have a look at www.wargamesgazette.com

Offline Too Bo Coo

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Re: Paint jars to droppers
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2021, 02:17:35 PM »
I do that with all my paints very recommended

It was well worth the expense and effort

 

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