How to thicken, not thin, paint, and other enamel questions...
I wonder if anyone else has had a problem with certain colours of Humbrol enamel paints where they've stirred the tin of paint in the normal way only to find the paint remains, or quickly becomes, very watery and thin.
It seems to affect the metallic colours especially the silver/aluminium and gold/bronze colours.
I've often found that the thicker paint left on the stirrer or dripped onto the rim of the tin is fine and covers well, but as soon as I dip the brush into the paint in the tin it's as if the paint hasn't been stirred. It seems to seperate into component form.
I've stirred for several minutes in a warm atmosphere and had the same result.
And this has affected these colours on and off for the last ten years in my experience, so it's not just one bad batch.
So what can anyone recommend to thicken paint without losing the glossy finish? I'm told talcolm powder will thicken paint but will also turn it matt.
Would pouring in some clear lacquer make any difference?
I'm interested to know if anyone else has this problem and what they've done to try and solve it.
and while I have your attention, does anyone else find certain silver-coloured enamel paints get very stringy out of the tin, leaving spider webs of thin thread everywhere like a cheap bottle glue?
I can't be the only one, can I ?
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