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beerdog 04-30-2010 08:10 AM

SW proclassic latex thickened up
What would cause latex paint to thicken up? I had a can of SW proclassic that thickened up. I had been using it for a several projects (trim, doors, etc) arround the house for the last year. The last 2 projects it seemed thicker than normal and was very difficult to work with. I purchased a new can and was suprised how much the consistency changed. The only thing I know for sure is that it did not freeze. Also, when I cleaned the old can out there was alott of settled material on the bottom. Would it have returned to the original consistency had I mixed it better?

Matthewt1970 04-30-2010 10:52 AM

Just shake it up real good before you use it each time and maybe every few months while it is sitting around.

beerdog 04-30-2010 11:03 AM

could using the wrong thinning agent thicken up latex?

Matthewt1970 04-30-2010 11:05 AM

The only thing you thin Latex with is water and only when needed. Try shaking/stirring the paint first.

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