I picked up a bottle of the Floetrol at Lowes right after I read your response. Leaving the lid off of the paint can too long does allow moisture to evaporate from the paint, which will, in turn, make it thicker. First determine if the paint needs to be thinned. Call the sprayer manufacturer, there may be something wrong with the nozzle control. We welcome your comments and I just have a basic Wagner airless sprayer so I can't do much adjusting but I had some similar problems with my paint today. Use squeegee and short nap (1/4–3/8”) lint free roller (Item No. 2) I read that to use the air gun I have to thin the paint (I'm planning to use SW Superpaint). Did the previous owner not apply a primer? Behr paints are a high-quality paint best suited for airless paint sprayers. More so, there are different methods of thinning. Then add the rest and stir again. I'm worried my problem is because my PSI is too high...but I can't lower my compressor any further. I've thinned it a lot, and still have problems. Once you have the consistency … At 35 psi, even with the fluid nozzle raised to its highest recommended point, the gun sputtered and spit like a rabid cobra. I'll try it over the weekend and post back as to how it worked out. I then added a conditioner. Can you paint over Chalk Paint with latex paint? Can you tell looking at the pattern what the problem is? 1995-2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. I can now peel the second coat off without any effort. Just wanted to thank y'all for your help. Will two coats of a good primer/sealer such as Kilz 2, be a good idea? When this photo was taken, was the paint still wet, or dry? I don't want to leave the wood underneath vulnerable to the elements, etc, but I just have no idea if it is actually necessary to use real paint over the primer to protect the house! Dollars. Questions of a Do It Yourself nature should be Once the second coat has dried, notice how the paint looks. Funny thing is, I've done this enough that I KNEW my paint was too thin when I mixed it but I didn't think it would matter that much. @Allison Smith Originally your paint may have been too thick (my sprayer will spit and sputter with thick paint) but in the end, I suspect you got it too thin. Faster too. I've never heard of unicorn spit. SuperPaint is an acrylic latex paint. what should I do? The Super Finish Max is ideal for oil or water based materials such as: chalk type paint, milk paint, latex paints, enamels, primers, clear sealer, polyurethane, stain and varnish. Ways of Thinning Acrylic Paint.