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rpg37
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Home Improvement Ques.: How to make paint thicker?


I am replacing a dent in the wall. It is all patched up and dried at this point and I went to Lowes and matched up the replacing paint. It is exactly the right color, but it is ridiculously thin and does show up well at all. It is a Duration Home paint brand, Interior Acrylic Latex. Can I make this thicker or do I need a stronger type of paint?






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Chad504boy
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re: Home Improvement Ques.: How to make paint thicker?


add some flour to it.





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BROffshoreTigerFan
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Putty
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How to make paint thicker?


sign it up for a sorority?






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GregMaddux
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re: Home Improvement Ques.: How to make paint thicker?


Boil it





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Towelie
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How to make paint thicker?


Let it dry.






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aaronb023
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re: Home Improvement Ques.: How to make paint thicker?


quote:

add some flour to it.


dude that messed up......he needs to use corn starch






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Bayouadrink
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Kennedy Heights
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re: Home Improvement Ques.: How to make paint thicker?


Touch up painting is a myth. You have to paint from corner to corner for the patch not to be seen. Make sure you spot prime the patch (any flat paint will work) if using a satin or semi gloss paint.





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Lester Earl
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re: Home Improvement Ques.: How to make paint thicker?


paint over it twice





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VolsFan24
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Thought this was about the tim allen show...needless to say i was very disappointed when i opend this





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TDsngumbo
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re: Home Improvement Ques.: How to make paint thicker?


Marry it





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Chad504boy
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Marry it
put a ring on it.






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NYCAuburn
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re: Home Improvement Ques.: How to make paint thicker?


I believe you can put some drywall mud mix in it, might only work with whites


Oh and I hear if you drink pineapple your paint taste better






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purpleleaf
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re: Home Improvement Ques.: How to make paint thicker?


You need a higher solids paint. Cost more. As mentioned above add a little sheetrock mud.





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Kajungee
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Wont thicken, but will help level the finish.






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fisherbm1112
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re: Home Improvement Ques.: How to make paint thicker?


More coats?





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Ash Williams
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re: Home Improvement Ques.: How to make paint thicker?


If you need it to thicken, have it read this thread,
there's a lot of good ideas in there






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shaqazoolu
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re: Home Improvement Ques.: How to make paint thicker?


If you add mud to it you're going to end up with a different texture than the rest of the wall, especially if you use a thicker roller nap (cover).

You really can't effectively thicken or thin paint without compromising at least the quality of it in one way or another. The reasons for which you want to thicken the paint can probably be solved in different ways. For example, thicker paint is not always necessarily going to cover (a different color) better than a thinner paint. If that is your main concern, you need to buy a paint that is engineering for the best possible coverage.

As was already mentioned, touching up is only really possible if you know wth you are doing and you're using paint from the same bucket that was used to originally paint the place. Don't let anyone ever tell you different. If you have to buy a new type of paint to "touch-up" be prepared to paint the entire room/area. You're probably going to try to do the one spot anyway and realize that it's not going to work. So you'll paint the whole wall, and it will look awesome...so awesome that it makes everything else, including the ceiling and trim look terrible, OR since you probably bought better paint than the contractor who built the place did, the sheen is going to be completely different and you'll have to keep going to make everything match.






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