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Old 05-07-2010, 11:15 AM   #1
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Emulsion paint dilution-water?


I have an old tin of a really nice colour emulsion paint,but some liquid has leaked out,looks it little oily and now the paint is really thick.
What can I dilute this with?water? is there something else,better perhaps

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Old 05-07-2010, 05:17 PM   #2
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You're wording leads me to believe that you are from across the pond, maybe England? Anyway, emulsion paint over there means oil based here and you would need to thin with mineral spirits or turpentine, whatever you call it there.

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Thanks,
I thought it was a water based paint.
We in Blighty called it white spirits,turps or thinners.
Hope you are sure.
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It should tell you on the can.
I am NOT sure.
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No,nothing like that is on the can,its a Crown paints product,but the stuff that leaked out looked like it had an oily appearance.
Also I think water will not work,just a hunch,but will find out soon enough!
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Look to see what it says to use for cleanup.
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Look to see what it says to use for cleanup.
Yup, that would be the stuff for thinning
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Yes its water,as on the tin,how to clean the brushes.
Mathew got it
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Told you I was not sure

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