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(Taken directly from ETAC LLC ..... **amended by ETAC.UK)
Welcome! If you have questions, there is a good chance that the answer are in here. This is not a static list but an ever expanding library. Each time when we receive a relevant question that is not covered within the support pages, we will add it here. Thank you for checking this page first!

General questions:

• What is E'TAC?

o E'TAC LLC is the name of our business, not really the name of our products. However the name caught on and simply is an acronym for Edwards Technical Acrylic Color, occasionally also referred to as E'TAC Color Systems.

• **Where can I order E'TAC products in the U.K.?

o **If you live in the U.K. you can order directly from www.airbrushandpaint.co.uk, phone 01493 330100. If you need to contact us in regards to a distributor issue or service, we encourage you to do so by emailing our contacts list with your inquiry. These great distributors/retailers were put into place for their experience and quality service for a reason.

• Can I submit my work for publication in your gallery?

o We encourage you to send us good quality photos of your work. We rotate our galleries and have specific galleries set up for various types and styles of art. We do everything we can to prevent copyright infringement but by submitting art you must know that we cannot be held responsible for on-line thieving and internet abuse. Please contact us via our ColorCorral@etac-airbrush.com and we will provide you a unique email account to handle large files if needed. Again, you are always invited to send us photos of your work done with our products.

Technical questions:

• Where can I find more information about E'TAC products?

o We often publish various manuals and you can follow up by reading our product literature as well as using our FAQs Color Corral information center where we store pertinent files for public. Some files, such as pigment portal and color charts require you to sign in so we can better serve those who are seeking highly specific or complex information and to reduce internet infringement of copying protected web content. The Share-Air FREE Stock Design gallery and the HOW 2 Gallery are free so you can right click to save, then print to letter size. The balance of our galleries are copyright protected. Please respect our complete websites www.etac-airbrush.com and www.usairbrush.com copyrights, logos, banner and that of contributing artists within the copyrighted galleries. If you want to use something from either of our sites that is not designated as a free download area, call us, we will do our best to provide you 'right of use' if and when possible. You can link back to us and we will provide a beautiful banner which you may customize to suit your business with a png file for our logo design, Its the right thing to do for everyone involved!

• What is the difference between Private Stock, EFX and TNT?

(TNT not available in UK Yet).

o Edwards FX Series, Private Stock,and TNT differ greatly for specific end-user demands made for color, techniques used and media/substrate of choice. EFX for example is not a thermo-plastic heat initiated system although it is pliable and heat will harden it, Edwards FX Series is a open film modified product that will form a film through oxidation yet remain re-soluble, meaning exposure to UV light and time makes it harder. This open film allows for a long period re-workability, re-wetting and color management by remaining re-soluble instead of fixed allowing for extended working conditions till you are ready to finalize your projects. This is a fine art product that utilizes high performance pigment often considered very similar to a premium tube colorant and a gouache making it ideal for water colorist professionals as well as micron airbrush artists. EFX Series provides you a fine art product for photo-realistic rendering on metals or board and canvas etc.

Private Stock is cured by time and heat and is a self cross-linking film former that can be altered with our modifiers/additives or inter-mixed with our other products for artist controlled change that differs from artist to artist. Private Stock is a hybridized product using water based acrylic/urethane nano-technology without solvents or free diisocyanates. Most all acrylic responds to heat, so this does not suggest it is a textile grade product. Heat simply does what time does and does it faster. Physical heat initiates curing much like chemicals in 2 part coatings where one part initiates the curing when added to another part. The elastomeric function group is what determines laundry-fastness regarding 'type of acrylic'. Acrylic are multi-functional and are in use throughout all house-holds in some format such as floor waxes, TV's, certain plastics etc. These are each determined by their selective end use. Private Stock utilizes highly specialized acrylics and blends to obtain some of its performance, while other ingredients are added which aid or promote very definitive performance values. This makes Private Stock a superior multi-use product where high performance and DPP pigment are used. See our Pigment Portal for more information on which pigments we use and for what lines they are used in. A very short list of acrylic are Pure Acrylic, PVA Acrylic, Styrene Acrylic. From the sample list just spoke of, each of these have thousands of variants in tensile strengths and types and are made to perform by modification prior to final manufacturing as a finished product. Private Stock is made in such as way that E'daptive change can be made by the user to increase the likelihood of success by the most demanding of artists. Additional performance agents add highly specific and targeted results for ease of use and responsiveness when applied to a substrate. A substrate is the surface in which color and base will decorate. See technical terms in our FAQs section to learn more about technical jargon and how it is properly used when speaking the language of color and performance. An artist colorant is just that, meant to be used artistically, where as a solvent based coating is considered a protective, industrial coating which of course can contain color as well. The main different is a solvent based coating systems cannot obtain a Non-Toxic ASTM D 4246 conformance standard and will have a listing of ingredients with pre-cautionary statements for safe use and handling. Water based coatings do no obtain the level of hardness a solvent system can provide or a partial solvent system this is why many use water based color coats and art graphics then apply a solvent over-coat for industrial protection using quality uv clear coat solvent systems. We suggest a clear final coat or finish coat to help protect the naturally more softer acrylic by clear-coating with a good quality UV added clear for exterior applications and where sustained marring or abrasion might be expected such as in high traffic areas.

TNT details released when available in UK.

• Can I use E'TAC products for custom painting?

o E'TAC LLC products for professional custom painting is exactly the point we have tried to make. Customization comes in all type and styles and changes with each individual as well as their surrounding conditions. We didn't just want to add another something to the market but more-so, provide a very advanced set of products that were synergistic and user friendly capable of changing when you need to adapt or change styles or techniques. This helps new artists remain engaged and prevents seasoned artists from having to deal with constant tip problems or associated paint problems. Sorry, we do not make the airbrushes and other equipment yet, so we cannot always control some of the under-lying problems that are not always the paints fault. Please consider you choices of equipment and keep it in good working order. Bent needles or oil leaking compressors are often the first thing we have found to create problems. Bad paint selection in the past does not represent today's technological advances. Try and keep your paints fresh and clean by not freezing them or exposing them to long enclosed hot house situations. Use good hygienic practices. Its no different than with any other product, you can expect failure if you do not follow the directives on any product you use or if you use if improperly. You would not paint a car at 40 degree's with a urethane, why would you expect to do so with a water based product?

• Can I use E'TAC products straight out of the bottle?

o You sure can. Many use all our colorants without ever doing anything what so ever to them. Well tought out and safe alternatives are provided with our suggestions and adaptive modifiers within our lines for those with highly specific or specialized needs.

• Can I use E;TAC products together with solvent based paints?

o You shouldn't mix a solvent based paint with a water based paint wet on wet or together, this can lead to bleeding or other issues due to incompatible conditions between property types. Private Stock, Edwards FX and even TNT can handle the majority of solvent put over them once the water is driven off mechanically by drying with heat or allowed to dry by air. Nitro-cellulosic solvents which are more rare and illegal to use now in many countries have been used with success with Private Stock when additions of Condition-Air was added, but as a general rule, nitrocellulose solvent systems are out-dated and toxic. Urethane's, enamels and so forth usually work just fine and is the groups/types of clears we consider when producing our products. Always do a small test to determine compatibility with solvents as there are thousand and thousands of them and each have different working properties. Actually there are many solvents that are incompatible with other solvents that causes problems, the same can be said for adding things to paint, any paint, without knowing the chemistry you have no way of knowing how reactive a substance is or what toxin you might have created when adding over the counter products.

• I've been told that E'TAC products works better if I add alcohol or other additives. Is this true?

o Alcohols are very varied and come in different proofs as well as types. When you add alcohol to an ASTM D 4236 certified product, you have changed that designation standard which is defined by a toxicological expert or group. This is not to say you cannot do it but you must assume a responsible role because children, pets and often challenged adults do not read nor would suspect a contaminated product you might have changed by altering its contents, therefore putting those groups at risk. We never advocate people just throwing something out there on the web or anywhere else for that matter, without making it a clear point by disclaiming that the alterations should be well marked on the bottles if they add these chemicals and even with that, keep out of reach of children. It is our role as adults and professionals to take responsibility in doing what we know is right instead of sending out poorly formed and mis-guided information and asserting it to be truthful although it might work for you, its not always the right thing for others. While the intentions might be good, this way of thinking is dangerous to those who are not aware or told of the potential risks involved. Only a qualified toxicologist can make assertions whether or not a product poses a health threat based on very stringent governance with many years of skilled training. So no, you don't add anything like alcohol to our product unless you are responsible and take the time to lock away your concoctions to prevent children, animals or challenged adults from accidentally being poisoned or sickened. Help make awareness part of a safe relationship when working with any products.

• What do I use to thin E'TAC products if I need to?

o Filtered bottled water or Pol'E TAC.

o Adding over the counter remedies is of course your ultimate and personal choice which can easily lead to early failure or damage to any product or potentially off-set the safety protocol where toxicological evaluations have been accredited and certified such as ASTM D 4236 non-toxic conformance standards used to make expert determinations for labeling a product for safe use and handling requirements. Pre-cautionary labeling applies to products that are known to contain ingredients that pose a risk for acute or chronic toxicity or known adverse reactions.

Descriptive Terms and Language

Acrylic: A synthetic resin used in high-performance water-based coatings. A coating in which the binder contains acrylic resins.

Adhesion: The ability of dry paint to attach to and remain fixed on the surface without blistering, flaking, cracking or being removed by tape.

Air Cure: One method by which liquid coatings cure to a dry film. Oxygen from the air enters the film and cross-links the resin molecules. Also called "Air Dry" and "Oxidizing."

Binder: Solid ingredients in a coating that hold the pigment particles in suspension and attach them to the substrate. Consists of resins (e.g., oils, alkyd, latex). The nature and amount of binder determine many of the paint's performance properties--wash-fastness, toughness, adhesion, color retention, etc.

Body: The thickness or viscosity of a fluid.

Catalyst: Substance whose presence increases the rate of a chemical reaction, e.g., acid catalyst added to an epoxy resin system to accelerate drying time.

Chroma: A measurement of color. The degree of saturation of a hue. A color at its full intensity has maximum chroma.

Clear Coating: A transparent protective and/or decorative film; generally the final coat of sealer applied to automotive finishes.

Coalescent Aid: The small amount of solvent sometimes contained in latex coatings. Not a true solvent since it does not actually dissolve the latex resins, the coalescent aid helps the latex resins flow together, aiding in film formation.

Coating: A paint, varnish, lacquer or other finish used to create a protective and/or decorative layer. Generally used to refer to paints and coatings applied in an industrial setting as part of the original equipment manufacturer's (OEM) process.

Cohesion: A bonding together of a single substance to itself. Internal adhesion.

Colorant: Concentrated color (dyes or pigments) that can be added to paints to make specific colors.

Colorfast: Non-fading in prolonged exposure to light.

Color Retention: The ability of paint to keep its original color. Major threats to color retention are exposure to ultraviolet radiation and abrasion by weather or repeated cleaning.

Cure, Curing: The process whereby a liquid coating becomes a hard film through oxidation or mechanical change..

Diluent: A liquid used in coatings to reduce the consistency and make a coating flow more easily. The water in latex coatings is a diluent. A diluent may also be called a "Reducer," "Thinner," "Reducing Agent" or "Reducing Solvent."

Dry Colors: Powder-type colors to be mixed with water, alcohol or mineral spirits and resin to form a paint or stain.

Earth Pigments: Those pigments that are obtained from the earth, including barytes, ocher, chalk and graphite.

Emulsion: A mixture of solids suspended in a liquid.

Emulsion Paint: Coating in which resins are suspended in water, then flow together with the aid of an emulsifier.

Enamel: Broad classification of paints that dry to a hard, usually glossy finish. Most equipment-coating enamels require baking. Enamels for walls do not.

Epoxy: Extremely tough and durable synthetic resin used in some coatings. Epoxy coatings are extremely tough, durable and highly resistant to chemicals, abrasion, moisture and alcohol.

Extender: Ingredients added to paint to increase coverage, reduce cost, achieve durability, alter appearance, control rheology and influence other desirable properties. Less expensive than prime hiding pigments such as titanium dioxide.

Examples: barium sulphate, calcium carbonate, clay, gypsum, silica, talc. May also improve coating performance or to reduce solids content where pigment is used. Extend-Air by E'TAC is used for also reducing solids for infinite transparencies and synergistic change when mixed 50/50 with Reduce-Air which is an in-situ artist modification to adjust the tackification and body of the paint.

Film Build: Amount of thickness produced in an application. Millimeters (mils) of dry film per mils of applied wet film. Film builds that are higher than taped off areas will obviously pull due to over-laying of a continuous film which incorporates into a single lattice structure creating a bond to tape mechanism through thin film membrane.. Remember – do not over-lay your paint films or allow a continuous film to form over taped areas. Remove all tapes low-tack to high tack at a 45 degree angle away from the painted surface to reduce pulling of any paint. You can change this with E'TAC products simply by adjusting the paint with Reduce-Air to reduce tackification based on how you choose to work.

Flash Point: is a scientific attribute - the lowest temperature at which a liquid will ignite when an ignition source is applied to it. Water evaporates under atmospheric conditions, solvents gas or fume off under the same conditions and are ignitable as well as fume formers that are flammable and create vapors. The boiling point is lower than water based on type solvent involved and often adds to the burden and over-load of ozone depleting chemicals in the atmosphere. See VOC volatile Organic Compounds by doing a comprehensive search.

Forced Dry: A mechanical or natural means of removing remaining liquids from a coating to produce a continuous dry film or finish.

Lacquer: A fast-drying usually clear coating that is highly flammable and dries by solvent evaporation-flashing only. Can be reconstituted after drying by adding solvent.

Latex-based Paint: General term used for water-based emulsion paints made with synthetic binders such as 100% acrylic, vinyl acrylic, terpolymer or styrene acrylic. A stable emulsion of polymers and pigment in water. Latex paint is a carefully formulated polyvinyl material with acrylic resin and has never contained natural rubber; it is natural rubber that causes an allergic reaction, so people who have sensitivity to latex products are in no danger of having a reaction to latex paint. In other areas, some gums and natural rubbers exists that are used in art products. Always read the directives and follow instructions for safe handling where applicable.

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS): Information sheet(s) that lists any hazardous substance that comprises one percent or more of the product's total volume. Also lists procedures to follow in the event of fire, explosion, leak or exposure to hazardous substance by inhalation, ingestion or contact with skin or eyes. Coatings manufacturers are required to provide retailers with an MSDS for every product they sell to the retailer. Sales clerks should make MSDSs available to retail customers upon request.

Nonvolatile: The portion of a coating left after the solvent evaporates; sometimes called the solids content.

Oil Paint: A paint that contains drying oil, oil varnish or oil-modified resin as the film-forming ingredient. The term is commonly and incorrectly used to refer to any paint soluble by organic solvents.

Oxidation: Chemical reaction upon exposure to oxygen. Some coatings cure by oxidation, when oxygen enters the liquid coating and cross-links the resin molecules. This film-forming method is also called "Air Cure" and "Air Dry." (Oxidation also causes rust on bare metals.)

Paint: A coating including resin, a solvent, additives, pigments, pigmented ink (see pigment) and, in some products, a diluent. Paints are generally opaque, and commonly represent the portion of the industry known as "architectural coatings." Specialized paint is produced for various other industries where some paint works as a color coating, others are used as protective coatings.

Pigment: Insoluble, finely ground materials that give paint its properties of color and hide. Titanium dioxide is the most important pigment used to provide hiding or blocking properties.

Polymer: Substance, the molecules of which consist of one or more structural units repeated any number of times; vinyl resins are examples of true polymers.

Polymerization: The interlocking of molecules by chemical reaction to produce very large molecules. The process of making plastics and plastic-based resins.

Primer: First complete coat of paint of a painting system applied to a surface. Such paints are designed to provide adequate adhesion to new surfaces or are formulated to meet the special requirements of the surfaces.

Solids: The part of the coating that remains on a surface after the vehicle has evaporated. The dried paint film. Also called Nonvolatile.

Solvent: Any liquid which can dissolve a resin. Generally refers to the liquid portion of paints and coatings that evaporates as the coating dries.

Spray Paint: Spray or aerosol paints are paints formulated for spraying from a hand-held pressurized can for the finishing and touch-up of cars, machinery, metal furniture, appliances, and other unlimited items. Approximately 80 percent of aerosol paints are sold to consumers for “do-it-yourself” paint jobs with the remainder sold for industrial or construction applications. Additional applications include construction-related markings, parking lots, and athletic fields, as well as arts and crafts.

Substrate: Any surface to which a coating is applied.

Titanium Dioxide: White pigment in virtually all white paints. Prime hiding pigment in premium paints..

Tackification: All paint has a degree of tack be it water-based, water-born or solvents. If not, these products cannot hold onto the surface they are used on. This process can be altered in water based products as well as solvent based systems for performance geared use according to surface or substrate application affinity, based on how you work, what modifications you need that take surface type and end-use into account. Does it bend, is it solid will it be washed or will it be exposed to exterior or interior only conditions etc.

Detackification: Sometimes paints can contain agents for re-release such as waxes or oils in regards to water-borne or water-based,, similar to adhesives that are adjusted based on amount of desired tack or lack of tack or stickiness. This is very simple to comprehend as it includes most all products made to include shampoo's, paints, cosmetics, medicines, syrups and glues or similar substances, its either very sticky or less sticky. Nothing more to remember.

Urethane: An important resin in the coatings industry. A true urethane coating is a two-component product that cures when an isocyanate (the catalyst) prompts a chemical reaction that unites the components. Search polyurethane polyol for additional comprehensive information on how these actions work. Often urethane's are used for their protective coating abilities but are often used as well for the decorative value in a controlled method where complete self contained respirators, paint booths and protective gear are used to protect the user from air-born toxins such as diisocyanates among other noxious chemicals used in these type solvent systems.

Vaporization: of an element or compound is from the liquid phase to gas phase. There are two types of vaporization: evaporation and boiling. Evaporation is a phase transition from the liquid phase to gas phase that occurs at temperatures below the boiling temperature at a given pressure. Boiling is a phase transition from the liquid phase to gas phase that occurs at or above the temperature the boiling temperature.

Vehicle: Portion of a coating that includes all liquids and the binder. The vehicle and the pigment are the two basic components of paint.

Volatility: The defining quality of a liquid that evaporates quickly when exposed to air.

Volatile Organic Compound: Organic chemicals and petrochemicals that emit vapors while evaporating. In paints, VOC generally refers to the solvent portion of the paint which, when it evaporates, results in the formation of paint film on the substrate to which it was applied.

Water-based: Coatings in which the majority of the liquid content is water. Often used for non-toxic consumer products or products produced under specific labeling rules where each component is considered for both acute and chronic toxicity via route of in-take or potential for abuse or accidental ingestion, (delivery) is evaluated and certified by licensed toxicological examinations accredited in this field of study..

Water-born: Coatings that reduce VOC by replacing in-part some of the solvent that are high VOC with solvent of lower VOC's total hydro-carbon component (Volatile Organic Compounds) in water.

Private Stock Series Premium

Private Stock is precision manufactured for accurate and repeatable mixing of an infinite color spectrum or simply use as is, straight from the bottle. This top quality color system also includes a comprehensive range of revolutionary modifiers that allow you to change the properties of the paints across our lines and create a variety of special effects and finishes. Private Stock is easily adapted to your individual styles and techniques giving you full capacity and power to manage color, your way. Finally, a highly adjustable color system with fine line atomization control for the discerning artist.

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Private Stock is available in....and still growing

*Transparent – Vibrant high strength transparent for spectacular blends and over-lays or singular color use.

*Fluorescent – Glowing hot, vibrant neon's under black light conditions. Vivid color response for day-light conditions where bright intense color is desired.

*Semi-Opaque – Robust color for dynamic values for background quick fills and exotic color creations where semi-opaque are used. Get creative with our semi-opaque line. Its as easy as 1,2,3.

*Opaque – A solid high refractive opaque color line that responds with action. Specifically produced for reduction in color shift where a solid value hue remains opaque upon drying, producing exceptional blocking of light transmittance.

*Micro-Magic Pearl TM - A beautiful range of pearlized colors with a High Solids base for your own creations or use as a stand alone. This line consists of carefully picked pigment for both light-fastness for HUE with light inert oxide coated Fx pigment for effect.

*Macro-Magic Flake TM – A small to large particle, light-fast oxide coated flake with premium performance value. This is a high solids color line for the most demanding of jobs where critical reflectiveness matters the most. Macro-Magic Flake by E'TAC can put the sparkle in any job. Visit our web shopping Center for color lists and ordering.

*Gold-Fusion Colors TM – A line of golden blends of our light-fast colors where fusion flash under lighting conditions exhibit both the HUE value and the FX value of Gold. Visit our web shopping center for color list and ordering information.

*Smoke-Fusion Colors TM – No dyes, pre-diluted, read to use pigment line formulated for very clear and refined color so layering and 'Candy-Like' effects or Smoke color are used where clean precision transparencies are a must. Smoking hot selection.

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Private Stock's color-fusion takes the guess work out for those who want ready to take special effects to another level for most any job. Private Stock's Smoke-Fusion colors are 'Candy Like' in their behavior and are produced using the highest light-fast potentials utilizing pigments that are non-toxic where infinite transparency to high hiding opacity can be achieved with a myriad of special effects possible and is easy to use.

Edwards FX Series

Edwards FX Series Efx Series colors provide a wide ranging advantage to artists seeking a re-soluble solution for special effects, erase-back and re-wetting properties such as that used in photo-realistic rendering. All pigment in this series exhibit the highest potential for Light Fast Values per color without introducing heavy metals or known toxins that could be harmful to you or our environment and conforms to ASTM D 4236 non-toxic standards. This line of premium color is defined by the user through mixtures or as a stand alone colorant with up to1million color potentials possible using this line of color. Superior atomization and user control for the discerning artist.

EFX Transparents – The Edwards FX Series exhibit a clean vibrant transparent to translucent glaze when reduced with Reduce-Air or as a stand alone high solids colorant where consistent, vibrant HUE values must be achieved. These are HS (high solids) additions using nano-technology performance design where superior results are based specifically on the pigment index type and code instead of grouping all pigment into one category. Pigments are defined by their very own industrial standards and utilize codes and indexes to clarify one type from another. The grinds and effectiveness are pertinent where micron use is concerned and its erasable, blend-able properties are vital to mastering the most demanding jobs.

EFX Opaque Plasma White – White is truly unique and often misunderstood. We understand TiO2 here at E'TAC Color Systems and have achieved one of the best, if not the best opaque whites ever. Plasma white is used for buffering/tinting this line reducing blue shift phenomenon as well. An easy to use high end tube like artist color in a smooth flowing, liquefied state that is ready to go. You'll feel the difference the moment you use it. See our Tint, Tone and Shade color charts for a speedy get-started guide into the wonderful World of owning your colors where your always in the drivers seat and in charge. Another reason why discerning artists choose E'TAC.

Private Stock and Edwards FX Series E'daptables

Our modification-E'daptive products allow the user to control and manipulate our products while adapting between countless other products and the many techniques and styles artists may choose , a multi-line color system where synergy between each of our products is offered for your unlimited potential. If you can dream it, you can achieve it. Discerning artists know the difference the minute they try our products. See www.USAirbrush.com for more details... Here's how they work.

Extend-Air is the base for Private Stock with additional acrylic and has a light creamy consistency. This is to allow for user dilution with bottled water or Pol'E TAC for those who wish to use low PSI or thinner artist color. A simple 50/50 mixture with Reduce-Air is a modification you might choose when working on hard surfaces where reduced tack is desired and a smooth velvety finish. The combinations are endless. Textiles must have a elasticity based polymer and where polymers are concerned, the elastomeric action is too numerous to count which is defined or measured by tensiles in glass or Tg's technically speaking. When you can control the softness or hardness difference of an acrylic polymer you are totally in charge. In solvent systems the same can be said for their type additives which provides user controls based on typical temperatures or conditions of the work place. A degree of change can make the difference between working on a surface that is solid, one that bends or one that is washable and must remain pliable and flexible. Its clear why discerning artists would choose E'TAC products.

Pol'E TAC is a water-thin milky solution that has a harder acrylic type with specialized modifiers already built in which can be mixed or further reduced with bottled water to produce a low tact film much like a fixative or used straight from the bottle as a foundation for layering color builds on textiles in un-diluted form. Obviously on solid or hard surfaces you do not need to lay down a thin film barrier coat to close knit or thread count as on some textiles but the benefits are multi-fold when moving to a solid surface where reduced viscosity is necessary such as very low psi or layering applications. Water conditions change from City to City, Country to Country. Artists need consistency and this products provides just that in a very robust way while bring in lubricity, a higher tensile strength polymer in a low viscosity solution.

Condition-Air is a clear green liquid that contains emollients, humectants and specialized wetting agents. This product is defined by the users needs instead of being another bottle filler product. The adjustable design of this product is to reduce the drying time, helps adjust for colder climates or in dry low humidity climatic conditions, to reduce drag and fish-eye and to achieve very fine line detail on various surfaces where every stroke and every line counts. You control how you paint but the conditions of your surroundings vary day to day, we now hand over the control to you with Condition-Air.

Reduce-Air is the base for Edwards FX Series which is a water resoluble product that is very simular to gouache (pronounced gwa'sh) or a premium tube like water color where erasability and strong light-fastness and solvent resistance is a must. This product is very ink like (pigmented ink) in its actions and has been compared over and over to feeling like a solvent urethane, yet it is a complete water-based nano-technology product at its best. Photo-realist love Edwards FX series color line for infinite hue control, while automotive artists use it in conjunction with Extend-Air to adjust Private Stock to gain the advantage of both lines. Topped off with Condition-Air and you can control the paint when you can't control your climate or inherent working conditions.

Jel'E Thickener is for those who want to pin-stripe of use sable brushes or fine line brushes for x-tra tight detailing. This product thickens up all of our products and is as always, user defined by how thick or thin you prefer your media to be. This product works great with our Semi-Opaques and Opaque colors and also may be easily used with our transparent and special effects colors to render most any FX one might choose in their work.

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