Which paint thinner to use?


#1

what type of paint thinner with Genesis Heat Set Paint? I bought some paint thinner at Wal-Mart but when I applied the paint it was chalky on the doll kit. I tried to find somewhere on the internet to be able to find out how much paint I need along with the paint thinner. If someone could help me with this matter it would greatly appreciate it.
Thanks,.


#2

I use Gamsol mineral spirits, it’s a bit safer to use than thinner. I have also found it works the best, at least in my limited experience.


#3

I use Bob Ross oderless thinners, definitely no odor so happy with it.


#4

I have always used Mona Lisa odorless paint thinner.


#5

Chalky usually means not thin enough. Or need to bake/ heat longer. Paint needs to be very thin. I have used some different thinners and no difference. Just personal preference.


#6

I think they are all mineral spirits. Wal-Mart should have a couple different brands.I like the ones that say “odorless” myself and have used several different brands from different places.You want your paint Very thin and translucent.


#7

They are all in the same. Odorless mineral spirits.


#8

I use a combination of Mona Lisa and gamsol mineral spirits. I use Mona Lisa for caucasian babies and gamsol for AA and biracial babies, it doesn’t get as chalky with Mona Lisa.


#9

I use Mona Lisa Odorless Thinner (mineral spirits) and Gamsol,