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Flo-Aid
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Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 04:42 PM UTC
Is there a product called Flo-Aid ? If so is it a thinner?
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Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 06:01 AM UTC
There is a product put out by Liquitex called Flow Aid. Itís used to break surface tension in acrylic paints so they spray or flow better over they surface being painted. It is not a thinner, itís used sparingly to overcome the paintís tendency to bead on surfaces. Personally, I use 1 drop Flow Aid to about 20 drops of water as a thinning solution for true water based acrylics. If you try to thin your paint with it alone, youíll screw up your paints ability to form a solid film.

Hope this helps,

Paul H
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Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 07:15 AM UTC
Thanks for the info Paul.