thinning lifetone paints

Submitted by craig on 02/01/2004. ( )

trying lifetone water based paints for the first time. What does one use to thin them with? bottle say no thinning required. right. tried retarder,then acetone and got nothing but a big mess. added more water but the paint is still drying on the air brush tip. never had this problem with polytranspar paints.

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Are You.....

This response submitted by Old Fart on 02/01/2004. ( )

.....Using the Lifetone Hydromist retarder? And their thinner? Just plain water will help but you HAVE to use distilled water.


This response submitted by Dave B. on 02/01/2004. ( )

Old Fart is totally correct.
But there is also a product called "Flow Aid" that is used for exactly what you're needing to thin water based paints.
I know Van Dyke's sells it on page 308 of their current catalog.

Heres a Thinner

This response submitted by Rich on 02/04/2004. ( )

Try this, its always worked on any water based paint. 50% Windshield wipper fluid, 25% Rubbing achol,and 25% water. Its a thinner and retarder, I've used it on all airbrush paints and really works good. Cost nothing compared to off the shelf stuff.

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