In my previous video, “Mixing Paint & Filling a Spray Gun, Small Shop Spray Painting Part V” I simply guessed when I thought I had it thin enough. View at: In this video, I show you how to measure the viscosity of paint, using a #4 Ford Cup. This along with some 2.0mm gravity feed guns is available on my Amazon store at or directly at I selected the guns simply by reading the star ratings and honed in on the ones that people liked the best within the price range of not over .00.
How To Thin Water Borne Paint For Spraying, Measuring Viscosity
by Sally Hofer | Jul 8, 2017 | Exterior Painting | 35 comments
my spray gun has a 2.5 mm nozzle. What would you recommend as a thinning ratio for latex paint?
2 Questions for you… Where can you get a viscosity cup? and can you thin regular latex paint with water and if so, how does it affect the end result?
Your math is a bit off. Ex: 10 oz paint + 1 oz. water is not 10% (actually equals 1/11 of final product).
Im thinning acrylic paint with purified water but sometimes when paint with my gravity feed spray gun the paint bleeds anyone knows why?
Thank you so much you have been more than helpful
can you explain what you use and how do you use it to clean the gun after your done. Also I want to cover the latex with a water borne polyurethane. How do you thin it what size tip and what do you use to clean up after.
Thanks that was helpful. I have a 1.8 gun can I make it work with latex paint? I look for a 2 .0 on eastwoods website no luck I really don’t want to buy another gun for a one time use.
Good day, I use a GTI Devilbiss spray gun with a 1.4 mm tip and when I apply latex primer everything is fine (I thinned the primer accordingly) (I used 20 pds air pressure), but once it is applied, little bubbles start to appear !
Why and what can I do to solve this ?
My head hurts after trying to find what paint i shoud use, im looking to spray paint some cabinets, so can some one help me with what paint i need or filler. Thanks Btw im swedish so my english might not be on top 😉 Great day to yaa!
Respected Mr.Ron Budman, While measuring the viscosity of the paint you submersed the viscosity cup in the liquid which when taken out brings paint along the outer side of the cup and thus the reading will not be correct in my opinion. Please correct me if i am wrong .
wow, great video sir!
I actually just started searching for info on HVLP sprayers. I am looking to paint Plantation Shutters. I want a hard shell tupe finish.
so in your opinion, what type of paint should I be using?
I have not purchased a sprayer yet…. any suggestions? I am not looking for pro equipment but definitely want a stable sprayer that will consistently work without issues….. any suggestions on that?
hello, i dont comment very often but thumbs up! great vid. Thank you so much!.
highlights=great content, real life stuff + some special effects but no obnoxious music.
Excellent review of the viscosity cup. Keep up the good work.
Remember to use the right tip set for the material you are spraying.
Use the proper materials for thinning your paint. For example Urethane uses a different thinner then Latex.
Remember to use a respirator when spraying materials like Epoxy or Urethane..
hello Ron i am thinking of painting my garage inside with a paint gun could you please give me some advise
Mr. Ron Thanks for sharing the video…Best regards from patagonia chile
You mention a 2mm nozzle. Is that 2mm the size of the hole in the nozzle?
Good point using X-tender on vertical wood, does run and you do have to be quick for it not too! Finish is superb though, when done right.
Great video. Thank you.
Such a cool old guy. Hope all is well Ron. Really appreciate your videos.
Ron great video. Concise and to the point. Look forward to more of them.
Let me know can we use the same way to add water in to Automotive paints?
if not what is the best way?
great video thanks , can I spray this mix with a 1.4mmm air nozzle, needle and fluid cap configuration?
Gravity is a freemasonic hoax, more like bouncy and density!
I’m painting thinner paint.
What’s the difference between water and thinner painting
Looks like you have prior experience. LOL! Good information and clear presentation.
Have you ever used automotive paints for cabinets?
I have no idea why im watching this or why its so interesting
Hi there, I am in the UK, I need to spray a Hayabusa fron fender, it is in water based and Y9K code, I have never painted with this water based before, I have the paint, but no idea how to paint with it, I have a nice wooden shed! nd it can be heated, I have no ford cup and only enough paint to do the fender with a few coats, maybe three, what laquer do I use and do I need any hardner or will the pain air dry. thanks Shaun.
Hello Ron. I have a couple of custom cabinets that I’ve built to paint. I have been looking at purchasing on of the hvlp turbine spray systems that house painters use. But, I have an old binks model 7 gun and also a binks pressure pot with a binks 2001 gun. I picked up the pressure pot setup for an inexpensive price but have yet to actually use it. I just have this feeling that I should be able to use what I already have to achieve good results. Perhaps I should get an HVLP gun to run off of my standard air compressor. I will be spraying a sandable acrylic primer and acrylic enamel topcoat. Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.