4013 Reducer Technical Data Sheet

Technical Data Sheet 

4013 Reducer
Water-Based Paint Material
Contains Isopropyl Alcohol


4013 Reducer is a thinner suitable for use with all Createx paints. 4013 Reducer can be used as substitute for 4011 Reducer.

FLAMMABLE! The isopropyl alcohol in 4013 Reducer is classified as a flammable substance.
Store in a fire-proof cabinet.
Keep away from open flame and only use in a well-ventilated area.

4013 Reducer is compliant with clean air regulations and jurisdictions including South Coast AQMD Rule 1401.


Adding 4013 Reducer to paint: 1) assists drying times by flashing water from the paint, 2) reduces tip-dry, and decreases paint viscosity (“thins it”) for improved flow and atomization, especially when airbrushing.

Add 4013 Reducer 5% - 10% per volume to paint.

Allow 10+ minutes for reduced paint to acclimate.
Adding 4013 Reducer to paint helps to eliminate surface tension of the water, for improved flow and leveling.


There is not a pot-life after thinning Createx paints with 4013 Reducer. So long as colors are capped air-tight when not pouring paint from the bottle, the reduced-paints are safe to keep for several weeks.

Long-term storage of reduced paint is not recommended. Adding 4013 Reducer assists evaporation of the paint’s water content, which promotes curing every time the bottle is opened and fresh air is introduced.  Reduced paint will eventually lose its original sprayable viscosity over time, due to loss of water content and partial curing of resin.
Best practice is to only use reduced paint, capped air-tight, for a month or so.


Keep 4013 Reducer stored in a flame-proof cabinet when not in use.
Keep away from flames.

Health & Safety

Use in a well-ventilated area.  Avoid contact with eyes. Wash hands thoroughly with soap and warm water after use.  Do not ingest.
When spraying or sanding, use a properly-fitting NIOSH approved respirator per the manufacturer’s instructions.
Skin contact: Thoroughly wash with soap and warm water. Wearing gloves is recommended.
Eye contact: Rinse with clean water for 15 minutes.  Seek medical attention.
Inhalation: Use in in well ventilated areas and wear a NIOSH approved respirator.

Manufactured by:

Createx Colors - logo of airbrush paint manufacturer from USA

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Warranty: Please contact the manufacturer of your airbrush for warranty service if you feel your airbrush is defective.

Please contact us prior to sending in your airbrush, we can often diagnose your issues over the phone. This can save you down-time and service fees

Sending in Your Airbrush:

  • Contact us prior to sending in your airbrush - Please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.
  • Include your contact information with the airbrush make note of the issues you’re having with the airbrush.
  • Take Pictures of your airbrush prior to sending them in, for your own personal records.
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  • Maple is not responsible for damaged/lost airbrushes in transit to our store.
  • Make note of your tracking number.
  • Please do not send in:
    • Lids
    • Quick-Connects
    • After Market Accessories
    • Compressors or hoses
    • If you have replacement parts please send those in with the airbrush *see additional service fees

Airbrushes sent in without proper identification inside the box will not be worked on until ownership is established - Airbrush Abandonment policy will apply


  • When we receive your airbrush we will take pictures/video of the box and the airbrushes for our own documentation
  • We note any damages to the finish (plier marks/scratches/damage)

We will notify you via e-mail or phone-call that we have received your airbrushes.

Communication: When working on your airbrush we prefer to communicate through e-mail, and will require a written response from you for any replacement parts that may be needed.

  • Replacement Parts (if any) must be authorized by you

Time Lines: Although we do try to return your airbrush within a time-line of 5 - 7 days, this can change based on how many airbrushes we currently have on our work-bench

We will try to work with you if you need the airbrush returned with-in a specific time frame. Jump the line fees may apply

Service Charges - All prices noted do not include replacement parts, provincial taxes, or shipping costs

Prior to Shipping: Please ensure you've cleaned your airbrushes to the best of your ability prior to shipping them in. Excessive amounts of paint, dirt, 'bags' of airbrush parts, or other undisclosed relevant information may incur additional charges.

    Standard Service Fees  Minimum Fees
    Airbrush Assessment Clean & Service $25.00 each
    Micron Assessment Clean & Service $35.00 each
    Trigger-Style Assessment Clean & Service $35.00 each


    Additional Service Fees Additional Minimum Fees
    Multiple Disassembled Airbrushes $10.00/each
    Excessive Paint Build Up $15.00/hr
    Excessive Paint Build Up - Micron $20.00/hr
    * included replacement parts $5.00 per brush

     Please note additional fees may apply - We will contact you in these rare cases If you have multiple airbrushes in need of service, please contact us and we will try to work with you pending the condition of the brushes for bulk discounts/fees

    Airbrush Abandonment/No-Payment/Unclaimed Airbrushes Airbrushes left with Maple longer than X days after the service has been completed:

    • 15 days: will incur $5/week storage fee
    • 60 days: your airbrush will marked as "abandoned" and will become property of Maple Airbrush Supplies

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    If you are unable to collect your airbrush following the completion of services, please contact us ASAP so we can arrange long-term storage until you are able to have your airbrush picked up.

    We are happy to work with you!

    Irreparable Airbrushes/Self-Abandonment 

    Although incredibly rare, on occasion your airbrush is "deemed" non-repairable and you choose to abandon the airbrush, no fees will apply.

    • If you choose to abandon your airbrush we will require an e-mail sent confirming your choice.
    • If you choose to have the airbrush returned a $10.00 cleaning fee/assessment will be applied plus return shipping.

    Photo Release: All airbrushes will be photographed. These images, with no personal information to you the client, may be used as teaching opportunities or examples during lessons.