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"Try thinning down you paints, it looks to thick".... common words I here in regards to most peoples minis. My problem with this is that I have added significant water to my paints to a point that there almost pure water. yet still I get the comment. I'm just wondering what am I missing out on here?
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The common idea of thinning your paints - is to get it to the consistency of cream. When you are adding the water - are you putting it directly in the paint pot or are you adding it to paint on a pallete. I would not recommend putting water directly into the pot. What you want to avoid is painting directly from the pot.
I thin my paints in the pot to a degree (mostly to prevent them drying up), but quite often I have to thin down further on my "palette".
You want to be careful about adding water directly to the paint pot. If you thin it too much you will run the risk of dilluting the pigments and you won't get good coverage. At least if you thin too much on the pallete you only ruin a little bit.
Unfortunately, I've made the mistake of thinning the paint in the pot with too much water...Now I have a pot of blood red wash! Thinning on the palette is sound advice...although thinning slightly in the pot with a couple drops water wouldn't hurt either. If you do thin your paints in the pot definitely give them a good stir prior to painting as the paint and water does separate given enough time.
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Just to add to this - instead of water you might want to look to add an extender, retardant, or other paint additive than water. If you don't have any oth those things available then a few drops of water definitely won't hurt - you just don't want to over do it.Originally Posted by Wookie
Been there, done that. Since then, I am much more careful with thinning in-pot, but so far adding water in several-drop measurements didn't fail.You want to be careful about adding water directly to the paint pot. If you thin it too much you will run the risk of dilluting the pigments and you won't get good coverage. At least if you thin too much on the pallete you only ruin a little bit.
LOL Ive done the same thing.When i was young i didnt know what watering down your paints so i went home and poured water into my Blood Red and well...it didnt turn out to good.Originally Posted by Wookie
But since then i water down my paints on the pallete.Its the best way to go IMO.