Thinning Paint for Sprayer

The thinning process varies on the type of paint you would like to use.

There are a bunch of different paints out there you can use with your spray gun.

The paint thinning process is quite simple, you can easily use water to thin the paint. 

Thinning Latex Paint

When using acrylic paints on an absorbent surface, you can include up to 50% water. On other surfaces, try to keep it way below 30%.

Thinning Acrylic Paint

Oil-based paint tends to be slightly less thick than your latex paints, but still require thinning for best results.

Thinning Oil Paint

How to Thin Paint for Different Types of Paint Sprayers

This is used mainly as an oil based paint sprayer. These types of sprayers can also be used with latex paints and indoor applications.

HVLP Spray Gun

The airless spray gun systems work well with latex paints, some not even requiring any thinning paint for spraying. You can use the paint directly from the paint can.

Airless Spray Gun

Tips and Tricks for Thinning Paint for Sprayer

The paint conditioner helps you paint in less than optimal conditions. For example, when it is humid and extremely hot.

Using a Paint Conditioner

Since heat and humidity can affect paint viscosity, the same will happen in cold weather conditions. You will need to adjust the thickness of the paint accordingly.

Weather Conditions