Mr Retarder Mild Mr Color Thinner and Paint

Mr Retarder Mild Mr Color Thinner and Paint

Post by Mark Desme » Tue, 30 Jul 2002 19:51:07



Hello-
I just got some Mr Retarder mild and Mr Color thinner. I have been using
lacquer thinner. I mixed my paint in this order: Paint, a couple drops of
Retarder, and 50% thinner. Worked better than ever as far as my beginning
airbrush work goes. I am reading about mixing the retarder with the thinner,
not the paint. Is there a difference? And what is correct? And finally, can
I mix the whole tiny Mr Color bottle with thinner and retarder and cover or
should I do as I am curently doing, a paint cup at a time?

Thanks for your input. I love this group.

Mark Desmet

 
 
 

Mr Retarder Mild Mr Color Thinner and Paint

Post by Giuliano Moschin » Wed, 31 Jul 2002 10:13:00



Quote:
> Hello-
> I just got some Mr Retarder mild and Mr Color thinner. I have been using
> lacquer thinner. I mixed my paint in this order: Paint, a couple drops of
> Retarder, and 50% thinner. Worked better than ever as far as my beginning

Good way to start out - by adding a few drops to the small paint mix, you're
increasing the percentage of retarder in the mix, more than you would if you added
the bottle of Retarder to the bottle of thinner.

Quote:
> airbrush work goes. I am reading about mixing the retarder with the thinner,
> not the paint. Is there a difference? And what is correct? And finally, can

Both are correct - just a different method of using the retarder.

By adding the retarder to the bottle of thinner, you're ensuring that every time you
spray with thinner, it's got retarder in it.

The difference is, if you manually add a few drops of retarder to each paint batch,
there's a greater percentage of retarder in the mix.

Add the retarder to the thinner, and the percentage is less, because it's spread out
over the entire contents of the bottle of thinner.

Add a few drops to each mix for good performance, add an entire bottle of retarder to
thinner for economy.

Quote:
> I mix the whole tiny Mr Color bottle with thinner and retarder and cover or
> should I do as I am curently doing, a paint cup at a time?

Stick with what's working now - a few drops of retarder to each small batch of paint.

As you get more experienced, you can add a bottle of retarder to your bottle of
thinner, thereby using less retarder per batch of paint.

Quote:
> Thanks for your input. I love this group.

> Mark Desmet


 
 
 

Mr Retarder Mild Mr Color Thinner and Paint

Post by Giuliano Moschin » Wed, 31 Jul 2002 10:18:19


I almost forgot...

The nice thing about Mr. Color is that you *can* do that, if you want.
Mr. Color can be re-liquified if dried out, by adding thinner.

However, personally I don't like to do that - I keep the paint un-thinned in their
original bottles, and transfer it to other bottles for airbrushing in small amounts.

-Giuliano


Quote:
> And finally, can I mix the whole tiny Mr Color bottle with thinner and retarder
> and cover or should I do as I am curently doing, a paint cup at a time?

> Thanks for your input. I love this group.

> Mark Desmet