Re: [NWNG-Sn3Group] Azteks 'n acylics - Straining, thinner ratio
- View SourceHi Brian - I used an old metal strainer that my mum had, which was
really fine - guessing about #200 screen. There was so
much sludge in the bottom it was pretty obvious why I
had a problem! Probably could have picked it out with my
As far as the the thinning, I normally go about 25% thinner.
However, I increased this to ~ 40% for my bastardized
bottle of Steam Power Black. That way, I could put on a
heavier flow of medium, with less color accumulating on
Bear in mind that I'm EXPERIMENTING with this, so please
don't take this stuff for a 'hard and fast' recommended
technique! I definitely think that "good ole" Floquil and
other petroleum distallate based paints spray are easier
to figure out how to spray consistentantly than acrylics.
However, I'm going to persevere as the odor has been a
bone of contention in this house for years, and the acrylics
solve THAT particular issue!
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Sent: July 2, 2000 9:53 PM
Subject: Re: [NWNG-Sn3Group] Azteks 'n acylics - Cleanup, Floquil (etc.)
> What do you use to strain the acrylic paints? I have also had this problem
> using acrylics with a Paasche. A bit more thinning does seem to help. What
> ratio of thinner to paint are you using for weathering with acrylics?