I have kinda come to the conclusion that I can use lacquer thinner for
almost anything, at least it works for me. I also have a can of low odor
paint thinner which I really haven't tried to use much yet.
Biggest problem is pouring the liquid out of the cans without maing a mess.
I thought that I saw somewhere a dispenser pump that would screw onto
gallon can and let you dispense small controlled quantities. Obviously it
needs to be solvent proof.
After a little googling all I can find is
I'm going to go look at it in person, anybody have a similar idea or seen
something? I did look in art supply stores on the web. I have a Micheals
and an AC Moore nearby and I thought I'd check them out even though I
didn't see anything on either site. I already checked Lowes and Home Depot,
I can swear I saw one at the Lowes in Kentucky but of course, dumbass
didn't buy it then.
I have plastic and glass droppes but they extract minute amounts at a time
making filling even small jars a chore and the lacquer thinner seems to
damage the platic ones after a bit, though the rubber bulbs on the glass
ones seem to have held up. Mainly I want to fill up a brush bath, several
ounces,or the 1/2 to 1 oz jars for airbrush cleaning or for thinning paint
I use a funnel for getting used thinners and paint into empty gallon cans
for disposal but that doesn't work for getting clean thiiner out into
I also use glass cleaner from gallon jugs. For the airbrush for oil base
thinner than glass cleaner than maybe a rinse with water. Brushes get a
rinse out with lacquer thinner then glass cleaner then maybe water then I
use Pink Soap to treat the brushes. Obviously for acrylic/water base I skip
the lacquer thinner.
Seems to work except for the mess I make pouring the stuff out. One guy
suggested drilling a hole in the corner of the top of the can, but unless
you seal that back up it will always reek and I doubt I could get that into
a 1/2 oz jar anyway.
10 years ago