Mixing your paint properly
When paint is stored for long periods of time, pigments tend to settle at the bottom of the pot. When that happens, shaking well is essential to get a fluid and homogenous paint.
After a while, it becomes kind of annoying to have to do that and the result isn't always good, meaning you have to start over again a number of times.
Get diameter 5 stainless nuts (because they don't rust. Don't bother with the bolts to go with them). The cost should be about 3€ for 40 in all good DIY stores.
Remove the eye-dropper tip from the paint pot (in this example, I use Vallejo/Prince August pots, but the trick works with all other pots too).
If the tip is hard to remove, you can use a small pair of pliers to help (be careful not to crush the tip).
Put a nut in the pot and place the tip back on.
And there you go – it's all good, now you just have to shake a bit!
The nut works as a shaker inside the pot and helps to mix the pigments/bonding agent.
Now you're sure that your paint will be mixed properly!
Tutorial translated by Eric HARLAUX