How to mix a 8:1:1 ratio?
I need a refresher on mixing paint and reading a mixing cup. Is there a website or some info I can look at. I'm more of a handon guy and sometimes have a hard time following written instructions.
well for example, you would use 8 ounces of paint, to one ounce of reducer and one ounce of hardener.
what ever the amount of paint you use, your gonna want to use 1/8 of the other two products.
say your gonna be using one full gallon of paint (alot i know but for example)
you would then mix in one pint of each of the other two products.
if you were going to be using 1/2 gallon, you would then mix in 1/2 pint of the other two products to be at a 8:1:1 ratio.
hope this helps?
Goto your local paint paint store and buy a few mixing cups with the ratios on the sides.
They are usually pretty cheap and if you go to the dealer for your paint they will have all the correct ratios.
If you clean them good enough, you can reuse them a bunch of times.
Thanks for the info. I had it figured out last time I shot paint, which has been a while back. I'm restoring an old IH tractor and painting time is getting close.
Or, if you are using a stick, you measure 8" to 1" to 1".....
Or 4" to .5" to .5"
You can get mixing sticks from you supplier also.
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