Aqueous Hobby Color is a very safe paint which has a high degree of user friendliness.Aqueous Hobby Color paint can be diluted with water if desired. Paint brushes can be cleaned and washed with water as long as the paint is not dry.The solvent contained in Aqueous Hobby Color paint is very mild.It provides a glossy texture and very good levelling qualities (ie the smoothness of coated film of paint), resulting in a very good level of painted finish. In particular, the gloss level achieved with the use of Aqueous Hobby Color gloss paints is excellent.Gloss levels obtained using gloss coat Aqueous Hobby Colors can be adjusted by using H-40 Flat Base – mix approximately 5% of H-40 Flat Base to convert gloss colors to a matt finish, or 5 to 10% for a semi gloss finish. The percentage of Flat Base used can be adjusted to vary the amount of gloss level obtained.It is not necessary to dilute Aqueous Hobby Color for brush painting but if using an airbrush to spray Aqueous Hobby Color dilute the paint with 100 to 150% Mr.Aqueous Hobby Color Thinner (T-110 or T-111).When brush painting, generally 1 to 2 coats are recommended, and 2 to 3 coats when using an airbrush. If painting a light color over a darker base surface more coats of paint may be required.*When painted on ABS resin parts, the paint penetrates into the resin and the parts become friable or develop cracks. Check the instructions in the assembly manual or the parts runner and avoid painting on ABS resin parts.