White Spirit / Mineral Spirit: Yes. Also, for thinning tamiya acrylics you should use X20a (essentially alcohol) or water. I avoided painting so as to not damage my airbrush with an improper thinning ratio.
Brush Painting with Testor's Enamel Paint. However, you may need to thin the enamel more or less depending on the pattern you’re looking for, and the way your airbrush acts. Hello. Humbrol Enamel paint is solvent based, dries to a hard finish and come in a wide range of colours and finishes.
Should I have changed the ratio or the psi? New, freshly mixed latex paint rarely needs to be thinned for most paint roller and brush applications.Paint manufacturers produce latex paint of a viscosity that works for an average number of applications.
Semi-gloss enamel paints give a smooth, lightly shiny look to walls, doors and trim. I have tried several times to fix the problem but I keep getting brush stokes and thick in some spots and thin in others.
I avoided painting so as to not damage my airbrush with an improper thinning ratio. Once you are good at doing this you get a quick metal finish that actually looks air brushed. I have not tried it out though, because I am not sure how much to thin my pain. I am using a Pasche 2000H beginner model. Hello. I recently purchased a new airbrush and am eager to try it out.
Posted by Jan on Saturday, August 15, 2009 10:17 AM I am hoping someone can shed a little light on the problem I am having with the enamel paint on the model.
Humbrol Enamel thinning ratio.
I sprayed with a ratio of 1:1 @ 20 psi. Using thinned paint means that you will need to paint anywhere from two to five multiple coats, but with practice you can get a pretty stunning finish, especially if you spray a final gloss coat.
This ratio is not finite, as it may vary dependent on ambient temperature, spray gun nozzle size amongst other. Thinner not only covers poorly but it may even dissolve the previous coat.
In my experience enamel colors are much better because they dry slower. Turpentine: Possible but absolutely not recommended! Thinning to a consistency of milk will provide you with a good starting point. If you are choosing to spray your Coach Enamel or Coach Enamel Primer you should use around 5 – 10% ratio of Thinners to paint. I think I may have used too much thinner as it seems too opaque.
Thinning Testors Paints for Airbrushing.
Water: Yes but only if the Enamel Paint is water-based.
How to Thin a Semi-Gloss Enamel. Tamiya acrylics are not really suited for brushing.
Our Enamel Paint can be used on a wide range of surfaces including most plastics, wood, glass, ceramics, metal, cardboard, sealed plaster, sealed hardboard and many more. This ratio is not finite, as it may vary dependent on ambient temperature, spray gun nozzle size amongst other.
I have not tried it out though, because I am not sure how much to thin my pain. I've found that thicker tends to leave brush marks.
In most cases you want to start by thinning your enamel paint to the consistency of milk.
Posted by Blackbelt2 on Monday, May 26, 2014 11:40 AM I am painting my WWI Albatross with Humbol Matte Scarlet. It does not work with Oil-based Enamel Paints! Do not buy the standard metallic paints for brushing, but buy the metallic paints that are prethinned for airbrushing, then carefully brush it on with a wide brush, "I use a size 1 shader" add your first coat then wait a minute and add a second coat. I recently purchased a new airbrush and am eager to try it out. I generally thin the paint about 60% paint to 40% enamel thinner. This product also enables an extra long wet edge time allowing it to be brushed without brush drag. Tamiya acrylics are already very thin, so thinning them further is not a good idea for brushing. Can be Used For Enamel Paints: Acetone: Possible but not recommended.