How Do You Thin Acrylic House Paint?

To thin acrylic latex house paint, add one-half cup of water per gallon of paint. Use a stirring stick to mix the paint and water thoroughly.

  1. Gather the materials

    Gather the acrylic latex paint, a measuring cup and a stirring stick.

  2. Add water to paint

    Remove the lid from the paint. Measure one-half cup of water. Pour the water directly into the paint can.

  3. Mix paint and water

    Using a stirring stick, stir the paint in a circular motion while moving the stick up and down.

  4. Check paint consistency

    Check the consistency of the paint. If it is not as thin as you would like, stir in an additional one-eighth cup of water. Continue adding small amounts of water until the paint is the consistency you desire.