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kathymackay2
05-10-2015, 07:12 AM
Hello... looking for some advice...

I am having some trouble with spattering when using Golden’s archival mineral spirit varnish (spray). I attempted to clean the tip by putting it in turpentine for 10 minutes. Even after this, I continue to have issues with spatter.
In terms of condition, I was applying the varnish in our garage with the door open. The temperature was about 60 degrees out at the time of spraying.

Has anyone else had this issue?

Thanks.
Kathy

idylbrush
05-10-2015, 07:27 AM
From your description, it sounds like you need a new nozzle. It could be clogged with dried varnish, a piece of dirt or there is the possibility that the nozzle wasn't cleaned properly after the last use. All are certainly possible.

Good luck!

Wassie
05-11-2015, 11:58 AM
From your description, it sounds like you need a new nozzle. It could be clogged with dried varnish, a piece of dirt or there is the possibility that the nozzle wasn't cleaned properly after the last use. All are certainly possible.

Good luck!

Can one get a new nozzle for spray cans. I have discarded spray cans before even when they seemed full because of the nozzle. I never thought of replacing the nozzle.:(

idylbrush
05-13-2015, 12:23 PM
Most art supplies and true hardware stores will generally have nozzles available.

kathymackay2
05-17-2015, 07:19 AM
Thanks so much for your responses. After emailing Golden (they have wonderful technical support) I think the issue was I wasn't holding the tip firm enough while spraying (my finger with inch off the tip here and there). I also may have not shaken the can long enough.

I finally got it working well!

idylbrush
05-19-2015, 06:00 AM
At the hardware store you can buy a handle for spray cans that will help with the not enough pressure issues. They are inexpensive and clip to the can. When empty, remove handle and move to the next can.

Check this out. Handle (http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=1276387).

jocko500
05-19-2015, 10:00 PM
Unclogging Spray Paint Nozzles

http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/skill-builder/0,,466189,00.html

jocko500
05-19-2015, 10:02 PM
you can look on art sites also for new ones. here one for liquites but i think they have reg. ones too.
http://www.dickblick.com/products/liquitex-professional-spray-paint-nozzles/