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paint drying on tip?
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Posted 15 October 2008 - 08:27 PM
I am using some Lifetone water based paints trying to spray small dots and having a heck of a time with the paint drying on the tip after just a few dots. It happens with the regular and the transparent colors. I can get a few dots painted and the paint starts bubbling up out of the cup. Is there any way to overcome this? Thanks for any help.
Posted 15 October 2008 - 08:51 PM
Border, I have no experience with these paints. Are these craft paints? If they are, you may not be thinning it enough. Just my .
Posted 15 October 2008 - 09:44 PM
No, they are taxidermy paints from Wasco. They are already thinned to a sprayable consistancy...seemingly quite thin actually.
Posted 16 October 2008 - 08:28 AM
get some extender and put a drop or two in the cup and mix with your paint. All of polytranspar paints I've used were bad about tip drying.
Posted 16 October 2008 - 08:34 AM
Try the recommendations of the others and also check to see if you might have bumped your needle and bent the tip. If the tip is bent in the least, the paint will build up and dry very fast.
Posted 16 October 2008 - 11:56 AM
Just another thought.......what air pressure are you using? is it enough to keep paint from drying on tip?
Posted 16 October 2008 - 05:34 PM
Thanks for the responses guys. The brush is a Badger 100G I believe and the tip is not bent at all. I am spraying at about 20#-25# pressure. I thought about trying the Windex, but the paint is already pretty thin as is...especially the transpartent. I saw the extender at Wasco, but didn't want to have to order anything right now until I can put together enough stuff to justify the shipping but I am definately planning on getting some. Is the extender basicly just a thinner, or does it have some other properties in it that would help? If not, the Windex may very well work. Thanks.
Posted 17 October 2008 - 08:24 AM
I've used the Wasco taxidermy paints and I really like them; especially the bass green! problem is, tip try is a constant pain and you basically have to clean the tip very often, but the results are worth it.
let us know if the windex or extender helps.
Posted 17 October 2008 - 12:06 PM
I've got no experience with Badger's, but I always thin back a hair with Dirtex and depending on the detail will bump up my pressure to 35-40psi
water based paints are notorious for tip dry