Straight out of the can is good. I usually thin myself but I would warn
against thinning any more than 10%. Those that said the higher thinning
ratios get good results I'm sure, but I'm also sure that they are spraying
with a fairly high gloss product. I myself prefer a finish that looks more
hand rubbed or waxed and the fast easy for production purposes is Dull
Satin. (translates almost dead flat) Ask the manufacturer of your product,
but my experience is any more than 10% and your getting gloss anyway because
all the "deadeners" head straight for the bottom of the can. There may be a
way to mount a mixer in the pot to keep it stirred continually but I'm not
sure if even that will help, the deadening agent may fall out on the freshly
Long story short, use 10% or less and retip if necessary. If it is humid,
use a small amount of retardant to avoid blush.
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