Thinning Behr Paint

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Old 11-24-03, 11:02 AM
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Question Thinning Behr Paint

I bought some waterbased Berh paint. I want to use it in my spray gun connected to a compressor. I asked how to thin the paint and was told to use water. So far nobody has told me how much water to use.

Anyone know what the proportion is?

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Old 11-24-03, 02:14 PM
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This depends on the type of gun and tip being used. I'd thin it very slowly, trying a little at a time, until it sprays smooth and consistent.
 
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Old 11-24-03, 02:15 PM
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Be sure to check the label, but 10 - 20% is acceptable. You don't want it to run when you spray. Thinning does not allow the paint to cover any more area as some tend to think, it just makes it easier to work with in some circumstances.

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Old 11-25-03, 12:58 PM
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Thanks for your responses. Both of you were right. I had a quarter of a gallon of paint and I started to add water slowly. At first, nothing would come out and I slowly kept adding water then mixing thoroughly. Eventually I added about 20 percent of the paint with water.

I tested the spray and it worked out. It was nice and even.

BTW, I bought my paint gun from Lowes. I forgot the brand. It came in a 2 pack, a small and big gun, and 4 cans (siphon style). I'm using my Sears Craftsman 5HP compressor 25 gallon.

I'm cleaning it by spraying warm water (since it's water based) through the gun until it's clear.

Thanks for the tips!
 
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