Using Createx, Smith Wildlife, Polytranspar, and Van Dykes acrylics, I haven't felt the need. The few times I've tried water were enough to keep me on the alcohol path (sounds like W.C. Fields, doesn't it?). Ulises Victoria. The paint responded extremely well out of my airbrush. The following errors occurred with your submission. He recommends an interesting mixture that merited a test. to remove ads between posts. It is an acrylic fluid that dries glossy and pretty hard. A very tiny bit more of a challenge than Mr. The resulting thinner mixture smells about the same as Tamiya's thinner and while you'll still want to use some ventilation, this thinner is far more family friendly than pure alcohol and more effective (for me at least) than pure water. Air and water propel the paint. Notice: The appearance of U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Defense, or NASA imagery or art does not constitute an endorsement nor is Cybermodeler Online affiliated with these organizations. No harm, no foul. I've blown Rustolleum Painters Touch (water based) through my airbrush after thinning with Windex. I tried to find the Acrylic Flow Improver and Fluid Retarder at the local art supply stores but I wound up ordering them from Amazon. I used windex clear. Future has several uses: Add to paint to improve adhesion; Add to paint to add satin sheen Evening I have been trying to spray for the first time AK paints, on this time the rust paint for tracks and have had major problems . You can airbrush it fairly well, but it requires either Windex or an ammonia-based windshield-washer fluid to thin it. Help: thinning model master acrylics. So what about costs? Thinning acrylic paint for airbrushing is essential, but you should understand that the results might not be quite as nice as the results achieved with special acrylic airbrush paints. Having the right frequency of color is very critical for them to nebulize efficiently, which is the principle on which an airbrush works. Contrast this with a 250 ml bottle of Tamiya X20A thinner for almost $9.00 USD. Some important tips to remember on how to thin acrylic paint for airbrush Windex, have been discussed below. Windshield washer fluid (blue IS also used if clear can't be obtained) is a very commonly used thinner on the model car and plane forums. I usually dump paint from the stock bottle to a smaller paint bottle that matches the air brush, no more than 1/2 to 3/4 full. I use 99.9% Isopropyl Alcohol as the lesser strength alcohols are not as effective (according to the folks that taught me the alcohol approach years ago) and is likewise recommended in the video. The Flow Improver cost about $12 USD for 250 ml and the Fluid Retarder about $10 USD for 118 ml. Army Doc, the mix you posted contains stuff that is already in most airbrush paints as flow enhancer and surfactant. If you thinned out yellow paint with blue Windex, would it still be yellow? If you use esoteric airbrush paint with special formulation, something more may be needed or helpful. Spray a few full cups of Windex through your brush until no color is coming out. Apr 09, 2004, 12:59 PM #2; ScYcS. Is this a 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' kind of thing? Water breaks down the binder in acrylic, thinning the paint so that it looks like watercolor and allows it to sink into the surface, resulting in a matte finish. Windex or windshield wiper fluid, either one will work well. There was indeed a difference! The rubbing alcohol should easily be found in most crafts stores and Walmart. Weitere Ideen zu airbrush, kunstarten, augenzeichnung. The best part is that you can adjust the proportions of each of the four ingredients until you find that perfect mix. Why pay more if you can have the same result with windex? There I was one sleepless night cruising through YouTube videos and I happened across a subject that caught my eye - making your own acrylic thinner. Acrylic medium minimizes the need for the addition of water and allows the paint to sit on top of the surface, maintaining a rich, glossy appearance. 109. Is there clear windex out there and that's what I should try, or does the blue tint simply not matter? Because it's widely available, cheap and does the job perfectly thinning acylic paint. This method of thinning acrylic craft paint for airbrushing is very effective and affordable, as it only costs about 77 cents a bottle. Anyway, the OP isn't crazy. Clear Windex, I didn't know they made the stuff. IMO. such as Windex is a great brush cleaner for when you hand paint acrylics. Let’s get into the guide! Then use acrylic thinner or, distilled water, adding a few drops at a time and stir. I did try a few shots of acrylics straight out of their bottles to see the difference in performance. A gallon of distilled water will run you around $1 USD at the supermarket. Thanks. Could that work too? The third ingredient is a few drops of Acrylic Flow Improver to remove surface tension of the fluid (you might have heard of folks using a drop of dish soap for the same purpose). The amount of water you add depends on the desired effect and the surface. Water is a possibility. When a couple of drops slowly drip off the brush it's at the right consistency - approximately like skim milk. Thinning or mixing acrylic paint takes a lot of tries before getting the right density. Let’s say I’ve just finished an airbrush session at it’s time to clean up. It is 80% water and can be thinned with anything water soluble. For thinning acrylic craft paint for airbrushing, you can use rubbing alcohol or try some Windex. Some swear by it and others prefer alcohol. I have found that a drop or two of Windex in the AB cup works wonders when applying "Future". I guess you can tell I'm not the one who does the food shopping in my house. Use a 1:1 ratio and mix your rubbing alcohol and paint, then spray with the airbrush. I didn't try using this mixture for airbrush cleanup as I use Windex window cleaner with ammonia for that job. If it is not thinned, it may create an orange peel effect on the model. gonzalogd. If Windex worked good to thin your paints for airbrushing, then you may be tempted to use blue Windex as the thinner (up to 50% volume or more) for these applications too. Paints will supposedly dry slower using the airbrush mediums compared with alcohol. There was indeed a difference! By the end of the guide, you should be completely informed and prepared to thin out acrylic paint for airbrush, miniatures, spray guns, pouring and more! Metallic Acrylic Paint You can airbrush with metallic acrylic paints, as long as you use one of the above methods to thin out the paint. Just a quick question: When thinning acrylic craft store type paints with Windex or windshield washer fluid, does the blue color effect the final color of the thinned out paint? The paint on display here isn’t even paint – it’s Mr. Finishing Surfacer 1500. How about dishwasher rinse aid? So even though plenty of people are using the windowlene/windex for thinning paint I'll probably reserve it for cleaning the brush making sure I rinse out with water well. You’ll know the exact steps you need to follow to get it done right – and know a couple of things to look out for and avoid along the way. Quote; Link to post Share on other sites. When thinning your acrylic paint, use a 50:50 mixture of Windex or rubbing alcohol to acrylic paint, and then spray it through the airbrush. I've discussed this with some knowledgeable folks who thin their acrylics with water (or windshield washer fluid). 17.07.2020 - Entdecke die Pinnwand „Airbrush video“ von Ailenrok. 06-02-2012, 12:38 AM #2. Copyright © document.write(new Date().getFullYear()) Website Acquisitions Inc. All rights reserved. The Windex retards the setting of the "Future" and allows it to flow better, giving you a increased chance for a smooth, glossy finish. It worked well also but the ease of just putting a couple of squirts of window cleaner in is very appealing. Paint or heavily thinned Gunze. I did try a few shots of acrylics straight out of their bottles to see the difference in performance. Windex contains alcohol though. I've seen a couple things online that say use windex as it's really cheap and thins it well. It should work good. Without thinning, clogging occurs. With a recent test build, I used Tamiya, Italeri (Vallejo), Gunze Sangyo Aqueous (Mr.Hobby) and Akan acrylics, all thinned with this mixture. Post Dec 20, 2009 #1 2009-12-20T14:53. Try Liquitx airbrush medium for thinning the paint. Flow improver keeps paint from drying up and collecting inside your airbrush as you're spraying, especially during longer airbrush sessions. I used a 500 ml bottle for my mixture and calculating the costs of materials, it cost about $2.65 USD to mix 500 ml and I have ample fluids to make more batches. How to Thin Out Acrylic Paint. For years I used Isopropyl Alcohol (99%) that you can find inexpensively in drug stores, but this required serious ventilation as the alcohol vapor can get absorbed quickly into your bloodstream as you breath it (not good). Ulises Victoria. 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