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Old 11-14-2007, 10:32 AM   #1
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I have a 5 gallon bucket of very old latex primer I want to chuck. My town will take it away only if it is dried out.
Is there something I can add to it to solidify or dry it quickly?
I know there's a product made for that, but is there a homemade solution? Like a bag of plaster, or Portland, kitty litter, Kosher salt, Jameson's, or poppy seeds?....

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I would go with the kitty-litter option, it being fairly cheap and not as heavy as cement.

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We used to spread it out on cardboard and let it dry, way to slow. When I had excess sawdust from the shop, mix it very dry. If it didn't show liquid you were good to go.
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I'm not aboslutley sure, but reasonably sure there is a product specifically for that. Do a google search.
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Dirt??
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Old 11-15-2007, 08:13 PM   #6
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You can use Homax latex paint hardner

http://doitbest.com/Epoxies+and+glue...sku-776440.dib

easy to use and works good. Should be available at most paint stores.
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You can use Homax latex paint hardner

http://doitbest.com/Epoxies+and+glue...sku-776440.dib

easy to use and works good. Should be available at most paint stores.
Yes, but for that much paint it would be expensive. Go to Ace and buy a bag of Oil Dri premium absorbent. Spread it out on a piece of black plastic and pour primer on it-sprinkle liberally with absorbent in layers- it will very quickly suck up moisture and dry out.

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