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Today, the internet told me that floor polish will make paint work better. It's not the strangest thing that the internet has ever told me, but it's certainly unexpected. I believe that the product has been renamed as 'Pledge' or something along those lines, but I was wondering if anyone here has had much experience with it? I've seen some fairly specific recipes for using it with inks to make wonderful washes (like here), but I've also seen a few people mention that they use it with regular paints to improve flow quality (most impressively here). Does anyone out there in Heresy-land have any advice on proportions when used with paint rather than ink? Any grand successes, horror stories, or miscellaneous sage advice that you can share?


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It breaks down surface tension so liquids flow better.

I suggest making a pot of watered down polish 1 part polish to 4 parts water (this will make a solution with roughly the same properties as flow improver) then using this solution in different proportions:

Base coat: equal parts solution to paint
Washes (using paint): 10 parts solution to 1 part paint
Washes (using ink): 3 parts solution to 1 part paint
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Only issue is it does make the paint shiney but a coat of dullcoat cures this.
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Thanks very much for the advice. Have some rep!


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Another question just occurred to me: Would this be alright to use with a wet palette, or would you run the risk of throwing out the finish/water proportions with the moisture?


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Another question just occurred to me: Would this be alright to use with a wet palette, or would you run the risk of throwing out the finish/water proportions with the moisture?
I have never needed flow improver when using a wet palette; I suspect it would make the mixture too watery.
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