I was given a large tube of DVP titanium white oil paint that was never used. It is about 20+ years old and appears to be in very good shape. The problem is the cap. The inside thread on the cap is cracked and the cap turns on itself. I haven’t squeezed any out of the tube yet, but looking at it I can see it is fine and appears to have a nice consistency. Any suggestions on how not to have titanium white all over the place when I use this? Thanks!
Buy an empty paint tube for $1 and use the cap if it fits or or transfer the paint.
Thank you Connie. Great suggestion.
Or clean the cap from a used tube of paint and use that.
I’ve learned to save a few paint caps from used up paint tubes, especially if they are fairly clean. I was Plein Aire painting one time on a wooden walk way near a waterfall and I dropped a cap through the boards! I had to make do with some duck tape for the rest of the trip.
Thanks everyone. I did find the correct size cap on something I am going to discard.
I closed the lid to my plein air box on some of my paint once and broke some of the caps. I wrote to the company (I think it was Grumbacher?) and the sales rep sent me free a bunch of caps! That was nice!
a suggestion is to keep some of the caps from tubes which are finished.
Yes, I do that for sure. Always a good idea!
I have wrapped oil paint tubes that have lost their caps in saran wrap and it keeps them ok for quite a while. (Wrap closely and secure).