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When Mixing Car Paint And Thinner Using Ratio 3 To 1, How Much Paint And How Much Thinner In Ml?

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Mark Henderson Profile
Mark Henderson answered
It depends entirely on how much paint you need!

No matter how much paint you intend to use you should mix the thinner and paint to a ratio of 3:1, as you have stated above. Therefore if you need 300ml of paint then you'll have to mix that with 100ml of thinner!

Use a cup or measuring jug and pour three cups of paint to every one cup of thinner into a bucket. This is the easiest way to get an accurate mixture ratio.

Remember that, when it comes to spray-painting your car, a thin coat is better than a thick one - so use caution and take your time!

How much thinner in car paint?


Paint thinner is used to thin oil-based paint. Numerous solvents can be used as paint thinners:

  • Mineral spirits
  • Acetone
  • Mineral Turpentine
  • White Spirit
  • Naphtha
  • True turpentine
  • Xylene
  • Ethylbenzene
Be careful when using paint thinner, as the vapours given off by the solvent can be dangerous if you become over-exposed to them.
Paint thinners should never be used around the house, as these vapours could cause a health risk.

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Anonymous answered
Well depends on how much you need, but you'll mix it 3 parts paint 1 part thinner, so basically 3/4 paint 1/4 thinner. So you have your reducer but do you have a catalyst/activator.

Also for best results wipe down whatever your paint with tack cloth. Hope this solved what you needed. Good luck.
William Hook Profile
William Hook answered

It totally depend on your car's paint volume, that how much your car paint is. Extra thinner can damage your car's paint so make sure the quantity you are taking for car's paint is not much. Or you can take paint service from experts of car paint repair Winnipeg.

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