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Acrylics New Andrea acrylics thinner: opinion ?

Discussion in 'Painting Techniques' started by Merkava, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. Merkava Active Member

    Hi there,

    Is there anyone here who tried the new Andrea acrylics thinner. What is your opinion about it ?



  2. Einion Well-Known Member

    First off I'd always recommend trying water. If that doesn't work properly then try other things. Many of the airbrushers in the UK working in the hobby use screen wash.

    Most airbrush mediums are intended to help provide additional binding to the paint when heavily diluted, as well as improving flow. Much the same can be done with the addition of a little acrylic medium to the mix, and a couple of drops of dishwashing liquid in the diluting water.

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  3. Jim Patrick Active Member

    Enion already beat me to it. Water, water, and more water. Just make sure you use distilled water. Ordinary tap water has so many things added to it and you really don't want that being mixed in your paint. A little dishwashing liquid goes a long ways to improving the flow of your paint.

    Jim Patrick
  4. TWOMOONS Active Member

    What is screen wash? Used to wash window screens, or is that to obvious?
  5. Gary D PlanetFigure Supporter

    Phil, here in north america we call screen wash windshield washer fluid (Windex works just as well). Windshields in other parts of the world are known as windscreens.

    Gary ;)
  6. Einion Well-Known Member

    Jim, tap water is what I use, for brush-application or for spraying. Water hardness may be a factor (very soft water here) so not necessarily any need for distilled or purified water.

    Phil, just like Gary says, e.g.

  7. TWOMOONS Active Member


    That's funny actually...being born in London, I do call the windshield the windscreen, Gary. But still didn't realize that Einion meant the auto product!
    My first thought was some kind of window screen cleaner indigenous to only the UK...
  8. Gary D PlanetFigure Supporter

    No problem Phil. (y)

  9. gordy Well-Known Member

    Other excellent solvents:

    Denatured alcohol (works excellent for cleaning off acrylic paint without harming the surface, aircraft modelrs use it to wipe off overspray on clear parts, ya .. it's that gentle!)

    Acetic acid, better known as vinegar, also the main ingredient in window cleaning solutions (but perfumed to not smell like it) Vinegar is 10:1 ~ 7:1 water and acetic acid..

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