It is very important to keep tips clean while painting.
For a little time and care invested in cleaning tips, and storing paints
properly, you will be rewarded with very few tip problems.
Always test paint on a scrap of material prior to starting
on your project; to assure paint is flowing properly. If paint is sluggish,
stroke several times over a Tip Zip moistened with solvent. Do not allow
paint to build up on tip while painting. Stop occasionally and stroke tip
over Tip Zip. Make a few "figure 8's" on a lint-free surface.
This will flush out its of line which can clog the tip or cause the tip
to least. (This is imperative when painting on suede or velvet.)
MOST IMPORTANT : When finished
painting flush the tips as just mentioned, burp the tube, run the tip over
Tip Zip, replace the plastic cap on the tube and store paint tip down in
Always place E-Z Flo tips in a tip bath jar with regular
solvent if removed from a tube.
Odorless Solvent should NOT
be used to soak or clean tips since it will cause the paint to become "gummy"
in the tips. (this solvent is intended for thinning paints for brush painting
only, not for cleaning.)
When painting large surfaces stop periodically to allow
the tips to "cool off". A warm tip will expand allowing the metal
ball to fall out.
Tips are like the tires on your car. They will wear
out after continued use but will give long service if properly cared for.