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Old 09-10-2010, 04:23 PM   #1
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OK Im stupid, paint formula help

OK Im stupid, paint formula help

usually the can says what ratio to use thinner.

the gallon of stuff I got say 1-1/2 to 2 pints of acetone per gallon.

like Im mixing a whole gallon.

Im use to the can saying what ratio, I just then divide the dept of the gun cup on a paint stick n mix by that.

8 pints to a gallon

if I use 2 pints of thinner

that 2:8 / 1:4

?????

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Old 09-10-2010, 04:31 PM   #2
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Hmm last I checked it's 4 quarts = 1 gallon.

So if your mixing you would mix 2:1 (2 parts paint:1 part thinner)

For example if you put in 2 quarts paint, then you would put in 1 quart thinner for a total of 3 quarts. If you needed 1 gallon you would mix 3 quarts paint and 1 quart and 1 pint thinner.
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Sorry I meant pints

8 pints to a gallon
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Base plus 20-25% I'd say.

If you mix a half gallon, then use 3/4 to 1 pint.
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I'm really assuming it's a simple 4 to 1 ratio.

But I can see how it could be interpereted as a gallon with the acetone already mixed.


Pretty stupid way to do it if you ask me.

What kind of paint is it?
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Pints????? We aint got no pints...we got quarts and half quarts!!!!!
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