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Does anyone know (Conrad?) of a way to thicken up thin paint?

I have bought 3 gallons of very inexpensive paint at our discount store. 8.99 per. DH opened one can to paint on the outside of our house. It was too runny and he could not use it.

We had to go to the Benj Moore store to buy the paint and I asked the clerk if there was any way to thicken the paint. He said such additives were now against the law. Any other advice?
 
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I am thinking you can't return it? That's too bad....will be watching this one to see if there is a solution. Frown


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Posts: 7638 | Location: Northern California USA | Registered: Oct 10, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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If mixed well and still thinner than it should be, I sure would return it. You want good coverage, and when paint is too thin, that does not happen easily. One way that can possibly get thin, is if they tinted it very dark (adding lots of liquid pigment) without using a dark base in the first place?

Since you said you purchased at a discount store, I am wondering if it was a factory problem or possibly returned after someone added liquid?

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The paint we tried to use was white. I have very successfully bought paint at this store before.

It is not a paint store but a general and unspecific salvage and supply store. You know things from stores damaged by fire, hurricane etc or else overbuys etc. It is a wonderful place to get terrific bargains but everything is not a home run.
 
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Thank you all very much. I will try the hydroethyl cellulose. We have three different gallons!

My new knowledge for the day! This is the area we (well DH) were painting. He thinks the house is saying, "thank you, thank you) when he works on it! I am very thankful that in our late 70's we are still able to do such work. He also had to replace about a foot depth of clapboards!

 
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