It Seems my Paint Issue on the Gemmys (Micheals/Lowes/Target/Home Depot Pumpkins) is more of a Location thing, Than a Pumpkin Problem.
Doh Pointed out, that it might be a Humidity problem. that is causing the paint to Soften. and he was 100% Right.
I Built a Gizmo to dry the pumpkin up (remove the moister) and No more paint Issue...
Now I'm not sure, if the Humidity/Location problem is Living in Philadelphia,
Or my Actual Basement where the pumpkins are Stored and carved ?
I've Also Found that Spraying a Clear Coat on the Pumpkin, (First) and Let Dry. Also Helps a Great Deal..
The Clear Spray I used is... (Plaid Acrylic Sealer Matt Finish)
(I only Spray the Carving Side).
I got one foot in the grave the other on a banana peel !
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