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From: holllyclay4/3/13 1:05 AM 
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 70423.1 
Hi,
I have some new Premo clay that is so mushy, it seems even softer than sculpey! I have tried leeching it but it just becomes dry yet continues to be soft. I don't know what else to do and I have a lot of clay like this. What can i do to make it firm? thanks.
 
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From: HermineR4/3/13 1:58 PM 
To: holllyclay unread  (2 of 5) 
 70423.2 in reply to 70423.1 

I have found that also. Leaching does not work and I don't know why. It's mostly certain colours. I found that if they are older ( like a year) they become more dry. At least my white does. It's the pound one.

Maybe we should ask polyform?

 

 

 
From: Melody014/3/13 2:15 PM 
To: holllyclay unread  (3 of 5) 
 70423.3 in reply to 70423.1 

Bummer about the PC mush!

In case you need it, here's the contact info for Polyform. They have been responsive in the past, but it could take a few days if you send an email or leave a voice message:

Polyform Contact info, Elk Grove, IL open M-Thurs 800-4:30 Central time :
847-427-0020
or
info@polyformproducts.com

I had several pounds of red around Christmastime that was very mushy. I placed them unwrapped on several thickness of UNPRINTED newsprint (without a weight) inside a plastic shoebox with the lid just a tad ajar, so they dried in the AZ desert low humidity, but didn't get get dust on them. I turned them a quarter turn every day for 3-4 days. That's pretty much what I've had to do with some of the "new" PREMO. I try to do it a long time before I need it so that it can leach gently.

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  • Edited 4/3/2013 2:17 pm by Melody01
 

 
From: merrie604/9/13 6:05 PM 
To: holllyclay unread  (4 of 5) 
 70423.4 in reply to 70423.1 
Hi,

I opened the packages and let sit for a month or so and it dries it out a little. JMHO

Merrie
 

 
From: FantasyClay (time4coffee)4/18/13 8:00 PM 
To: merrie60  (5 of 5) 
 70423.5 in reply to 70423.4 
I've leached the white, it usually takes a few days. Since I tend to prefer a slightly less opaque look anyway, I usually mix it about 50-50 with translucent. That firms it up - youu use less without it even being noticeable but it still firms it up
 

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