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Offline Minidaz

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Paint prep question
« on: February 17, 2018, 19:45:24 »
I've tried searching but not completely found an answer to my question, so thought I'd ask.
When painting the figures, do you need to prepare the body / legs / head etc first to help the paint adhere to it, or can you just paint directly on to the parts ?

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Re: Paint prep question
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2018, 21:14:41 »
It's best to wash them well in warm, soapy water (washing-up liquid is good) and then rinse and dry them well.

Use a primer as an undercoat.

I use acrylic car paints applied in two thin coats.

It helps to warm the surface to be painted with a hairdryer, especially if the weather is col/cold and/or moist.
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Re: Paint prep question
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2018, 15:55:35 »
Thanks for that, will give it a try.

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Re: Paint prep question
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2018, 19:49:45 »
It helps to warm the surface to be painted with a hairdryer, especially if the weather is col/cold and/or moist.

:o  I had no idea  :-[
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Re: Paint prep question
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2018, 20:19:58 »
:o  I had no idea  :-[

Useful even on a warm day in the UK.
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