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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:38 am 
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First time I have used Hammerite. It looks like oil based paint and I have tried white spirit on brush. No effect at all! What do I use?


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There is a special thinners for hammerite.
Ordianry cellulose thinners will also work.

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You live and learn. Here am I, wrong side of 60 and this is the first time ever that I couldn't clean a brush with either spirit or water!

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I know its a bit extravegant, but I tend to use old brushes for Hammerite and then bin them, even after cleaning they're not much use for anything else particularly when they're used on old, rough surfaces and after a long session they're pretty threadbare.


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As Above or I buy cheap brushes for the hammerite and bin them afterwards :-)


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I wrap mine very tightly in plastic and stick them in my brushmate, as long as i use them every couple of months they stay reasonably soft, even if they go a little stiff a drop of hammerite thiners brings them back to life.


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Thanks for advice. I have decided to go down the "Bin it" route as the brush is old and Thinners is fairly expensive.

Another little thing learned!


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Johnnymac wrote:
Thanks for advice. I have decided to go down the "Bin it" route as the brush is old and Thinners is fairly expensive.

Another little thing learned!


Exactly what I would do.

The Hammerite thinners is very expensive, although I used to have a load that dropped off the back of a lorry- quite literally :lol:

I just went into the local DIY shop at the right time one day and they were selling damaged tins, most of which were just covered in paint. The hammerite was 50p for a small tin and a quid for a large one. The thinners was 50p for 500ml and I even got a 5 litre tin that was badly dented.

You don't get bargains like that every day!

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