Is it ok to use paint thinner to thin out a latex based paint?
No, you use water to thin latex paint. Thinner is for oil based paint.
You will ruin the latex paint. Latex paint is thinned with water. Paint thinner is for oil-based paints.
Paint thinner made for oil based paint will ruin latex paint. You can thin latex paint with water or flotrol.
If you are using latex, thin with water. If using enamel, thin with paint thinner. Always read instructions on the can. They always say what to thin it with.
If it is latex paint, you can just add water. You have to mix the paint very WELL. If the paint is oil based, I've used a little gasoline to thin it.
Flood makes products that will thin the paint without degrading the paint. Use Flotrol for latex paint and Penetrol for oil-based paints. Follow the directions on the label to determine how much product to add to your paint.
Lacquer thinner will thin many types of oil based paint, but not all. -Experiment with a little first.
Lacquer thinner evaporates quicker. It is cleaner or leaves less of a film than paint thinner. Lacquer thinner will thin most solvent based paint but paint thinner shouldn't be used to thin Lacquer. Lacquer dries from the surface painted out and enammal dries from the surface of the paint down to the surface painted. Using the wrong thinner affects how the paint dries and may affect the final finish.
You should not use kerosene to thin any paint. It will not mix with water based paints, and it is too dirty for use in oil based paint as an effective thinner. When using oil-based paints, Mineral Spirits is the preferred thinner for brushing and cleanup, while VM&P Naphtha is used for spray applications.
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To thin oil based paint you need and oil based thinner, such as white spirit or turps (turpentine) Add just a little thinner and stir well each time until your happy with the result.
latex paint is too much thich and dry so water make latex paint thin and dry after some time
Yes, the thinner for latex paints is water, but you should never thin latex any more than about 5%, 10% at the very most.
Thinning latex is done when spraying.
Yes, but not a good idea, makes it greasy and smelly. Regular paint thinner is far better.
I would never thin outdoor latex. It will lose it's weather resistance.
That is what it is made for
Mixing a solvent into a latex typically ruins the product. Expected result is the latex paint turning into gel.
Normally there is no need to thin oil based paint if you are applying it with a brush. If the oil based paint is old, it may have thickened over time and in that case you can thin it until it is at a consistancy which is easy to brush and gives good coverage. If you are spraying the paint you may want to thin it so it sprays easier from the gun. Thin then… Read More
You normally do not need to thin oil-based paint prior to spraying through an airless sprayer. If you do thin, do not add more than a pint of thinner per gallon, two ounces per quart.
Paint thinner is mineral spirits. Lacquer thinner is hotter than paint thinner and is used to thin lacquer paint,to clean surfaces prior to painting and to clean up some dried paints.
No. Paint thinner is mineral spirits. Lacquer thinner is hotter than paint thinner and is used to thin lacquer paint. It's also used to clean surfaces prior to painting and to clean up some dried paints.
If you really want to ... yes. It might cause some issues later but should work for the most part as long as you apply a thin layer of paint. Acrylic house paint is normally a latex paint, so there should be no problem painting over a latex with acrylic. The only exception is if it is a solvent based acrylic silicone type paint. In this case, the coating will melt the latex paint, and… Read More
Mineral oil is not used to remove paint. Mineral spirits is used to thin and cleanup oil based paints, however it will not affect the paint once it has dried. Remove dried oil based paint by scraping or use lacquer thinner to soften the paint so that it can be removed.
Acetone is a solvent used in various industries but paint thinner is a combination of diff solvents used to thin down paint
Yes it can, but not very much.
I hardly ever thin latex. I find that reduces its coverage. If you go to a thicker roller and don't press hard on it ,that may help.
"Paint thinner" usually refers to mineral spirits, which is petroleum based. As far as other solvents used to thin paint, turpentine came from pine trees and toluene came from tolu balsam. Today these and most other naturally occurring chemicals are synthetically produced.
Latex is water-based paint, so take a very thin rag, put it over the edge of a putty knife and scrape very carefully. It should come off quite easily. Don't rush this job! Take your time and the latex should come off like butter. If the paint has a tenacious bond, use some denatured alcohol to slowly dissolve the latex paint. If the formica cabinets have been painted with latex paint and you want to… Read More
Oil-based poly varnish is thinned with mineral spirits. Water-based poly varnish is thinned with water. And polyurethane car paint is thinned with reducer.
mineral spirits or lacquer thinner.
Yes, that is it's main purpose.
paint it with a universal primer such as "BLOCKER" brand first Yes, you can. My preference is to use oil base primer under latex (water base) paint, because in my experience the oil base primer lasts longer. It stays stuck to the wood longer. I think latex primer is basically bogus. I have wasted a lot of time using latex primer and it comes loose and I have to sand it all off and use… Read More
I have a cheap electric paint sprayer from Home Depot. I've used it with latex to paint house walls and with oil based paint to paint cupboards. The important thing with any sprayer is to thin the paint just enough that it will aerate, and to rigorously clean every part of the sprayer at the end of the day.
NO, all you will have is thinner, less effective paint. Primer has a totally different makeup.
"Spray paint" comes in a can so you cannot add anything to it. If you are referring to spraying lacquer through a paint gun then yes, but you can only use lacquer thinner. If you're talking about spraying water base paint with an airless paint sprayer then only water can be used to thin it. For anything else you can use paint thinner or mineral spirits.
Yes, you can. Do it in very limited amounts, so it doesn't get too thin.
yes but its harder and you need a real thin brush
I can't verify this info, but a Hm Depot paint dept worker said: use up to 1/4 pint (4fl oz) of water for water based stain per quart - or paint thinner/mineral spirits for oil-based stain
yes, you can thin paint to use like stain. just thin with what ever you would clean it with. waterbase paint use water. oil base paints use thinner.
you can use nail polish remover to make the paint thin and easy to pass throw the poin ~\^0^/~
No, that does not work. There are products called "latex stain" but they are really just latex paint. Stain is an oil base product that soaks into the wood, then you wipe off the excess. Latex paint forms a layer of rubber on the wood, which is like a very thin sheet of rubber with a little stik-um on the back. I think the real question is, what kind of finish are you looking for… Read More
I would experiment a bit first with mineral spirits and regular paint thinner to see which is better.
If you own a compressor, or plan on buying one, you will be looking for a general purpose sprayer that likely has the paint container sitting below the nozzle, since most gravity-fed sprayers (can above the nozzle) are for thin paints and varnishes used in automotive detailing applications. The important thing is to read the specifications for the sprayer to determine if latex paints can be used. Once you have found one or more that… Read More
paint thinner is any solvent used either to thin paint or cleanup after finishing painting, typically a mixture of organic solvents with mineral spirits being a major component methyl ethyl ketone is an organic solvent, may or may not be a component in a given brand of paint thinner, also available as a separate product
Yes. And I would recommend it as well. I normally use about 2 tablespoons of water per pint.
Usually bronze and brown paint is mixed with an extender, painted on an object then wiped off with a rag leaving behind the residue in the recesses. Usually 4 parts paint to 1 part extended (Flotrol is a common extended\thinner). You can usually find antique washes pre-made at most craft stores. When working with white surfaces usually an initial wash is used of an off-white color first then a brown\bronze wash the following day. Do… Read More
Could I use latex paint if I thin the paint like the airless sprayer I have a hvlp gravity feed spray gun?
You should be able to use a gravity feed HVLP spray gun to spray latex paint as long as the volume is at least 12 CFM. Check the paint's data sheet to determine the proper thinning required.
You can thin water-based paint with water prior to spraying. Follow label directions to ensure that it is not over-thinned.
Most acrylic paint is thinned with water. The instructions regarding this are on every paint can I've ever seen. They ALWAYS specify the cleanup liquids and thinner. - Be aware that the term 'acrylic' covers many types of paint.