Tinning (again !)

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Stéphane Enjolras
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Tinning (again !)

Post by Stéphane Enjolras » Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:03 am

Hi everybody,
I'm new in this forum. My name is Stéphane (thank you Danny ;) ) I'm 47 and I'm a french graphic designer and instructor, new in the sign painting business.
I've seen many topics about how paint should be thinned but I haven't found the answer that'll help me.
So, I'll ask the question in a different way :
What should be the texture of the paint depending of the medium you are working on? Milk? Cream liquid? Thick cream? Stirred yoghurt? Soft butter?
And why ?
Thank you very much to all of you.

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Re: Tinning (again !)

Post by Doug Bernhardt » Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:15 pm

Welcome aboard Stephane. I'm thinking you'll want somewhere between thick cream and stirred yogurt. The reasons will become apparent immediately if you are using lettering brushes. I'm assuming you are using lettering enamels and are thinning with an appropriate solvent

Stéphane Enjolras
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Re: Tinning (again !)

Post by Stéphane Enjolras » Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:43 am

Thanks Doug !
Yes, I'm using mainly 1Shot enamel and sometime acrylic paint. I've tryed a french enamel,more expencive than 1Shot but poor covering power so... 1Shot is the king !
I have a little collection of lettering brushes, Mack, Da vinci (germany) and Manet (France). From blue squirel/synth to purred sable. ah ! and a little flat brush from AS Handover (U.K.) in many sizes.

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