Monday, December 03, 2018
Thinning acrylic paint
I am trying to be ‘green’ in my modelling. I plan to use acrylics with my airbrush but Ideally do not want to use any chemical thinners. This might sound odd, but can I use good old fashioned water?
Some paint can be thinned with water - Games workshop stuff and I think Humbrol are fine.
Tamya need their own thinners and Lifecolor are better with theirs too, but again, I have used water.
Cheap bottles from The Works etc. are good with water.
I'd suggest experimenting. Hard or soft water is going to make a difference too. If you don't mind trying chemicals, then cheap car screenwash is apparently very good. The military modellers use it and I have tried it with some success, but I didn't check if it was better than water!
However, I'm no expert on this, so throw the question out to readers for further wisdom in the comments section please.