How to Mix Enamel Paint

Enamel paints are oil-based covering products, which on hardening or drying out exhibit a glossy and opaque finish. These paints are usually used for covering surfaces where high gloss finish is required; moreover, they are long lasting. Enamel paints are usually used for covering surfaces in kitchens, bathrooms, furniture, automobiles, boats, and components of air crafts and space shuttles. Apart from giving a glossy finish to the surface, enamel paints also protect painted surfaces from heat, humidity, moisture, and grubbiness. Enamel paints should be mixed with proper reducers to bring down the overall costs associated with any sort of enamel painting. 

Reducers do not diminish the final quality and finish of enamels; however, it should be noted that only the reducers that have same color as that of the paint should be used for mixing purpose. The procedure is quite simple and can be followed easily.

Step 1 – Stir the Paint

Using a stick or any other rod-like object, stir the paint slowly for 3 to 5 minutes in order to obtain a homogeneous mixture and smooth consistency. Transfer the paint to another container without using a funnel as the paint is still very viscous to pass smoothly through funnel

Step 2 – Add the Reducer

Always remember that the paint and the reducer should be mixed in equal proportions. In an empty paint container, pour half of the paint taken aside. Now start mixing the reducer in it by stirring continuously. Even after the reducer has been added, continue stirring till you obtain a thinner but smoother mix of paint.

Step 3 – Apply the Paint

The paint is now ready to be applied on any surface. If you are using a paint gun, just pour it in the gun using a funnel to avoid spilling. For painting any other surface with brush or paint-roller, take out only required amount from the mixture and keep the remaining mixture tightly covered. If left open, the reducer will evaporate leaving behind a blob of useless paint.