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Water based paints tend to thicken with age so you will find that paint consistency varies quite a bit from can to can. The Easi-Paint system will give you the best results when when the paint is mixed to the consistency of fresh pouring cream. I always pour about a litre of paint from a 4 litre can into an ice cream dish ... or something I can put a lid on ... and add water to the can ... just half a cup at a time ... stirring thoroughly from the bottom to the top until the paint runs off the stirring stick like fresh cream. If you buy eg, a 10 litre can, get an old 4 litre can and decant 3 litres into it from the larger can. If you add too much water add some of the paint from the ice cream dish to thicken it again. If, once you have poured the paint into the loading tray, the wheel wont turn properly and keeps rolling back down or you find a lot af drag with the large brush and you're having to press hard when you work it means your paint is too thick ... add a little more water ... it should feel like the paint is flowing easily onto the surface. Nearly all problems faced by our customers over the years are caused by the paint being too thick. You can get streaks, you can use too much paint, you can get drips and instead of being easy it turns into hard work. Once you have fixed this problem you will find the system works beautifully. Water based gloss enamels do not require thinning; Use them straight from the can with the medium brush. By reducing the size of the brush you reduce the drag making it quicker and easier to work with.

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