Paint thinning

Brandy M Cappo
by Brandy M Cappo
Can anyone tell me how to make this type of paint able to use with regular acrylic type ability. I have many colors but all they do is clump up and unable to spread. TIA
  9 answers
  • Z Z on Sep 12, 2015
    I Googled and found a clear image (which I copied and shared below for others to be able to see and read) of type of paint you have. It's not intended to use as are acrylic paints. It's intended purpose was to keep leakage under stencils. If it's not dried out, it could be used without stencils for a dry brush technique.
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  • Pat Pat on Sep 12, 2015
    You can paint Oil paint over acrylic, if you allow the acrylic to dry. Since this needs mineral oil to remove I think that is the best you can expect, I doubt they can be mixed. Have you sent a message to Delta? They should be able to answer.
  • Monica Monica on Sep 13, 2015
    You can probably mix with a little mineral oil to make it more loose, but it will still be oil base paint. I assume you intend to paint a very small amount. Your time might be better spent buying small bottles of acrylic craft paint for easier soap and water clean-up.
  • Gigi Gigi on Sep 13, 2015
    The fact that you can clean your brush with soap and water tells me its a water base paint. You should be able to thin this with water...try a little at a time. Then you should be able to mix it with the acrylic. Since it's a cream type paint you will have a lot of stirring.
  • Madisyn Madisyn on Sep 13, 2015
    I would try using water like Gigi suggested but use a stick blender it will get the climbs out faster without having to do as much stirring.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 13, 2015
    The paint is mainly used for stenciling.
  • Z Z on Sep 13, 2015
    This paint is an oil based paint, about the consistency of lipstick. Maybe a tiny bit firmer. It can only be cleaned with soap (like Dawn dish washing liquid which works well on grease) and water IF it's done right away and there's little paint on the brush. They are quite miss leading by saying it's soap and water clean up because most crafters don't take the time to clean their brushes in the middle of a project, therefore would need to use the mineral spirits to properly clean them. Because of their oil base they take very long to dry, about a day before they are dry to the touch, and up to two weeks to fully cure which makes them great for blending colors such as a various of color on a leaf petal. I worked for years in a fabric and craft store. I'm the type of person that learns about things I sell so I can pass that knowledge onto my customers. I also research before commenting to make sure my memory is serving me well.
  • JannG JannG on Sep 16, 2015
    I agree with Becky... the web site says ..."Stencil Paint Creme is an oil-based, not-toxic paint that cleans up easily with soap and water." You can "loosen" or refresh it with linseed oil, but I'd caution you not to add too much or it won't dry. You'd be better off using it as it was intended and buying new for any other application.
  • Laurie Bevins Laurie Bevins on Mar 26, 2018

    Needed to find a way to soften my own gold & silver dry brush stencil paints by "Plaid" (also oil based, like thick lipstick in a puck shaped container) & thanks to the helpful hints on this page, & the fact that I don't have any linseed oil, I tried WD40, just a spritz,..............IT WORKED! Just thought others might appreciate learning this trick too, hope it helps!