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Fizzypickles17 Aug 2014 4:26 p.m. PST

ANYONE can be the victim of poor results with ANY varnish/sealant, esp Matt finishes, and it is ALWAYS a number of factors conspiring against you, all of which have been mentioned.

Having said that, I believe aerosol cans to be the Devil's work. Period.

Baranovich23 Sep 2015 8:39 p.m. PST

I recently used Army Painter spray varnish on some resin terrain pieces and it seemed to work very well. I did a coat of gloss underneath and then finished with a coat of the A.P. anti-shine.

However, given what I've read here and on other threads about spray varnishing in general, I believe that when I begin completing painted units in the next few months I will utilize brush-on varnish.

The one spray varnish that I DO trust is Testors Gloss and Dull Cote. Those two seem to be a wargamer's choice for good results.

I will experiment with both varnish and brush-on as I'm varnishing units and carefully move forward from there.

Ironically, I've heard that the Army Painter matte brush-on varnish is really excellent and you avoid any potential frosting or graying that you might get with the spray.

But then again, as was said above, with ANY spray product there are going to be situations and conditions where some kind of problem occurs. The dreaded "frosting" that so many have cursed I have seen happen with the most expensive modeling varnishes as well as the cheaper hardware store brands.

Marc the plastics fan24 Sep 2015 2:34 a.m. PST

Never had any problems ith the spray. Uk weather permitting

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