Frequently asked questions about paint usage
Is it always necessary to thin paint?
With alkyd paints and other solvent-based products, it is normally advisable to thin the paint before applying the first coat. Check the label to see what thinner to use and how much - it is not usually advisable to thin acrylate latex paints. However, if you want to thin the paint before the first application, add no more than 5% to 10% water.