How To Apply Water Base Paint

For best paint consistency and coverage, work in an area of low humidity and a temperature between 65-80° F. Store unused paint in tightly sealed cans in a cool dry area protected from freezing.

Stir paints well before using. Always use a wooden stick to avoid damaging the protective can lining. Avoid shaking paint to reduce the amount of air bubbles. All normal surface preparations should be observed. Surface to be painted should be free of oil, dirt and moisture. Remove all release agents from jigs that have been cast. Rinsing them in a strong soap solution or solvent such as CS Coatings’ Thinner can usually do this. When painting over highly polished surfaces such as nickel, silver or chrome, a cured coat of Clear Pro-Tec Powder Paint can be used as a primer.

Lures should always be coated first with Water Base White, which serves as a primer coat and as a reflective undercoat for fluorescent colors. Water Base Paints are manufactured to provide one coat coverage when dipping. Paints may be thinned by 10% to 40% with tap water for spraying. Always be conservative when thinning. Additional coats may be necessary if paint is thinned or sprayed.

Paint will appear thick when cold, or before stirred thoroughly. If paint still appears heavy after stirring, thin it sparingly with tap water. If paint is thinned too much, it will lose its ability to cover.

Each coat will be dry to the touch in about 45 minutes and can then be recoated. Water Base paints can be force-cured by heating to no higher than 130° F. Colors may be top coated with Water Base Clear or, if a “worm-proof” finish is required, our Water Base Epoxy.