Joe Kutz Posted June 27, 2008 Share Posted June 27, 2008 That is one which I will never understand. Adding soap (hand soap, dish soap or any other kind) to paints without the express purpose of washing them away. Soaps always leave residues, usually include dyes and often have fillers like lipids. The end result ends up being a paint which has more in common with soap scum than paint. Breaking the surface tension (which is all the soap does) can be dealt with in a few dozen different ways without using soap. Most are cheap, and all of them avoid the problems with soap (like being washed away with water or Tilex ). A bit of alcohol is probably the easiest way - and most people have a bit in their medicine cabinets. Delta's acrylic thinner will work quite well too - costs about the same as a bottle of soap too for about the same volume. Floor cleaners, window cleaners and other stuff - I understand. They are easy sources of chemicals which are otherwise hard to get a hold of for some people. However soap...I just don't get it. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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