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Painting: Painting with Acrylic
Discuss Acrylic painting techniques.
Thinner for Andrea/Vallrjo Paints
United States
Joined: September 22, 2010
KitMaker: 102 posts
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Posted: Friday, February 11, 2011 - 07:04 PM UTC
I may have asked this question befor in a different way, but I find I need an Andrea/Vallejo specific thinner...my paints are beginning to 'clump' and water doesn't seem to be working well...they're still usable to a degree - I'm using them as undrcoats for oils, but I need a commercial thinner expressly for those paints. I see that historex Agents has an airbrush thinner - will this work for thinning in the bottle ( I would imagine so) I need to know befor I pony up money and effort to buy from Europe - it doesn't seem to be available here in the states...does anyone know of a supplier in addition to Historex, and/or availability??? TIA
Chris B in FL USA
New Brunswick, Canada
Joined: October 18, 2002
KitMaker: 2,247 posts
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Posted: Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 06:03 AM UTC
Hey there Chris,

While I am in Canada and not the US, I do carry Vallejo thinner in 17ml, 33ml, and 200ml bottles.

Go to my website and look under Vallejo.
Uusimaa, Finland
Joined: June 14, 2010
KitMaker: 40 posts
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Posted: Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 12:23 AM UTC

http://www.historexagents.com/shop/hxproductdetail.php?ProductCode=ATHINNER-01 - this is the acrylic thinner from andrea,
and this one is from vallejo:

I have a bigger bottle though.
You also can mix 50% water and 50% johnson klear (floor polish), or some people use airbrush cleaner to thin the paint.