Just understand... it has happened to all of us (some of us more than we'd like to admit...). However, I have worked out a few ways to fix hard paste.. I mean look at my examples in this photo (yes those are mine... gasp).
Step one... add distilled water. Tip: Warm distilled water works better than cold, however I usually just spritz in a few good sprays of what is in my mister bottle. If you can, start breaking up the big chunk into smaller bits. If not, let the water soak in for an hour or so with the lid on and then try.
Step 2 -continue to add water, let soak and break up chunks until you get those chunks as small as you possibly can. You will be surprised how much water dry paste can soak up! I have even used a knife to help cut pieces smaller.
Try warming your water up before adding it or microwave it for very short amounts of time in the paste jar (8 seconds or less.. the jar will melt if you do too much at one time or too many times to close together)
Step 3- Try to make it smooth. I have a little mixer that came for hot chocolate-- it's flat and small- it works great with my hand pressure to push down & smoosh those last few little chunks. I have heard of others using an immersion blender (I have not personally tried that yet).
Another suggestion I have saved for trial - Is to run that last almost-but-not-quite smooth paste through cheese cloth and squeeze/squish the last of the chunks out.
Will it be perfect? Probably close! Is that a heck of a lot better than the garbage.. YES!!
The staff at Chalk Central have also worked very hard over the past few months with specialists to reformulate... so you will find that your NEW formula pastes are creamier and dreamier and require less "fixing".
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