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pdaly28

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acrylic paint reduction
« on: September 11, 2021, 01:08:42 PM »
Hi every body.I am going to be painting some parts with acrylic paint.My wife is a crafter and has hundreds of paints and a lot of colore.So how much do i reduce it to go thru a gravity air brush and are you using water or something else?

Olderndirt

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Re: acrylic paint reduction
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2021, 02:02:03 PM »
 Thin it down to about the consistency of milk. I’d practice with paint just thinned with water.

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pdaly28

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Re: acrylic paint reduction
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2021, 03:03:26 PM »
Thanks!!! 8)

dirtmodwrench

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Re: acrylic paint reduction
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2021, 09:04:08 PM »
I have had respectable (to me!) results using the inexpensive Apple Barrel or Craftsmart acrylic paint. I thin with distilled water to the milk consistency that Olderndirt recommended, then add Tamiya x-20 until it's a skim milk consistency. This coupe was painted with this type of paint.
TB7 by Mark Shea, on Flickr

Bob P.

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Re: acrylic paint reduction
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2021, 10:56:16 AM »
You have a PM.

I have interest in using the Acrylic paints.

Bob

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Re: acrylic paint reduction
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2021, 11:52:27 AM »
What about craft paints from Wal-Mart?
or even craft paints from Hobby Lobby? Like Deco Art, Anita's all purpose, or Folk Art?
One of the 2 plastic bottles from Deco Art has "sucked in, on 3 sides.....neve been opened...
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pdaly28

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Re: acrylic paint reduction
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2021, 07:34:03 PM »
You have a PM.

I have interest in using the Acrylic paints.

Bob
nice,my wife has 100's of these being a crafter!