Asked by: Drusila Monsell
asked in category: General Last Updated: 27th January, 2020

Is thinner and reducer the same thing?

The main difference between thinners and reducers is in the paint type that is being applied. Thinners are for lacquer-based paints. Reducers are used for urethane-based paints. For example, if the paint is an enamel-based product, do not use a thinner, but rather a reducer.

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Thereof, what can I use to thin automotive paint?

Thin your automotive paint to a more appropriate consistency before you attempt to airbrush for an easier application.

  1. Prepare paint for thinning.
  2. Fill a spray bottle with paint thinner or lacquer.
  3. Combine the thinner into the automotive paint.
  4. Mix the thinner and the paint.

Secondly, what is the use of thinner? A paint thinner is a liquid (solvent) that is capable of dissolving oil-based paints and is used dilute the consistency of a paint that has gone dry. It is also used to clean painting equipment such as brushes, rollers and containers used during the painting.

what is a reducer for paint?

Function of Reducer Paint must be liquid to allow for application. A urethane reducer allows you to adjust the consistency of the paint to make it easy to spray on the car surface. The reducer then evaporates, allowing the paint to set and harden.

What can I use instead of lacquer thinner?

Mineral spirits or acetone are acceptable thinners that can be used as an alternative to traditional ones like turpentine. Both of these common household products can be used to thin oil-based paint. You can purchase either at your local hardware store or home center. Measure out the solvents to use them as thinner.

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