Re: [Marbling] Disposing Methylcel size
> How do you dispose of the methylcel size?[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> Now, that¹s a question I have never thought about. I live in the country and
> simply empty the stuff down the hill in back of my studio. This won¹t work in
> the city. My tray holds 75 gallons; half of that by the time I am ready to
> empty the tray. I¹ve been dumping the stuff in the same spot for 13 years
> with no visible damage. The berry thicket is thriving and the poison oak
> seems to love it. If you are in the city and have a municipal sewage system,
> I guess you could pour it down the toilet. If you are using acrylics the
> pigments are inert and methyl cell itself is not toxic. Now the interesting
> thing that happened once was a small tray of it forgotten under the
> table...several months later it was found to be dried up like resin with a
> perfectly encased scorpion captured and preserved like a paperweight!
- Haha. No, don't think I can dump it in the toilet. Am afraid I would
clog it up. 75 gallons is a lot of size!!! How big a piece do you do
at a time?
- --- In Marbling@yahoogroups.com, "manihunt <manihunt@y...>"
> How do you dispose of the methylcel size?Hi, I am using a tray that holds about 9 gallons of methylcel & I'm
using acrylic paints. I skim off the glop that has a lot of paint in
it after each print and put it into a bucket & I put that into a big
tub(from WalMart)and I let it dry on a covered porch until I can
pick up the dried remains & I throw that into the trash.
When I change the size: I take the part that is clean & transparent
looking & pour it around one of my trees. I put the last dregs that
I scrape off of the bottom of the tray into the WalMart tub & dry it
out & then throw it into the trash.
I wouldn't put this stuff down the drain. I think that it will
restrict the water flow through the pipes eventually.