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Psyckosama Inactive Member11 Oct 2011 11:58 p.m. PST

I'm just a bit annoyed. It seems that both AC Moore and Micheals, which mind you are the only craft stores within 30 odd miles of my house, both have stopped carrying Delta Creamcoat, which was my chosen paint for minis. To add insult to injury they did it in order to carry MARTHA FRIGGEN' STEWART'S personal paint line.

I haven't been this annoyed about paint since they stopped making Accent Acrylic Paints.

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Oct 2011 12:00 a.m. PST

Yes, this is a blow to the hobby in general. Delta ceramcoat is the best of the craft paints. I'm glad I stocked up on my necessaries for a while.

Shame I didn't get more trail tan.

The Gonk12 Oct 2011 1:47 a.m. PST

Wow. I used craft paints for years, but got annoyed by the inconstancies and finally jumped to all hobby paints. I would have flipped a frickin' lid had I run into this-- you have my sympathies!!

MajorB Supporting Member of TMP12 Oct 2011 2:48 a.m. PST

"Where's my Creamcoat?"

Hanging on the hook in the hall, perhaps?

Personal logo JRacel Supporting Member of TMP12 Oct 2011 2:52 a.m. PST

This is bad news. I still use craft paint a lot for terrain work. As Pictors mentioned, Trail Tan has always been a favorite.

Jeff

skinkmasterreturns12 Oct 2011 5:16 a.m. PST

HobbyLobby still has it,so far as I know,as well as JoAnne Fabrics. I just bought a huge bottle of black this past Saturday,with a 50% off coupon.

chuck05 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian12 Oct 2011 6:02 a.m. PST

Wal Mart had them too.

Erasmus B Dragon Inactive Member12 Oct 2011 6:06 a.m. PST

I miss the old Heritage paints too!
Not to mention Polly S.

PapaSync12 Oct 2011 6:25 a.m. PST

JoAnne Fabrics is my only choice now. At least they have almost every brand stocked on the shelves.

8)

ancientsgamer Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member12 Oct 2011 6:39 a.m. PST

Delta Ceramcoat and Aleene's are very good. I forget the manufacturer of Aleene's but they have another line that is for ceramics I believe. I contacted the company and they say they will work for regular craft paints and are essentially the same paints but re-marketed for painting finished ceramics (in other words, they aren't meant to be put in a kiln)

You also have the Liquitex bottles. Quite expensive but way less than hobby paints on a per ounce basis.

Another option, though more expensive, is to use tube acrylics. You will have to thin and make sure you don't buy the less than opaque variety. The bonus is that you will probably NEVER run out. Liquitex and Winsor Newton are superb. I am sure Grumbacher and Daler Rowney are okay too. You do NOT want the student paints as they don't cover as well.

I freely buy from all of the above and hobby paints as well. Not all hobby paints have been good over the years. Many have been nothing but custom shades of house paint!

pphalen Inactive Member12 Oct 2011 7:07 a.m. PST

You can still get Apple Barrel from Wal-Mart, although they don't always have the full color pallet, like you can get at a hobby store…

religon Inactive Member12 Oct 2011 7:52 a.m. PST

You can still get Apple Barrel from Wal-Mart…

The local WM store recently stopped stocking most of the Apple Barrel items. Only primary colors in large sizes are now stocked. I can no longer get "Burnt Umber" or "Brown Oxide" at 1:00 am… when I tend to run out.

lkmjbc312 Oct 2011 8:14 a.m. PST

Where can you buy the Alene's Paints?
They disappeared several years ago…
I thought their red and yellow were the best!

Joe Collins

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP12 Oct 2011 8:24 a.m. PST

Aleene's Flat Black was the bomb.
If this is still out there I need to order a 55 gallon drums worth.

lkmjbc312 Oct 2011 9:58 a.m. PST

Aleene's Craft paint is now..]
Bisque-Stain® Opaque Stain

Should be the same stuff… It is now sold as non-fired ceramic paint….

I'm not sure where you can buy it. Neither Michael's, nor Hobby Lobby, nor Jo-Ann's seem to carry it. May be direct only.

Anyone seen it retail?

Joe Collins

pphalen Inactive Member12 Oct 2011 11:00 a.m. PST

The local WM store recently stopped stocking most of the Apple Barrel items.

I'll Have to check next time I am in the vacinity.
Not that I need them for a while, since I bought TONS of them when Michaels had them at 3/$1

Psyckosama Inactive Member12 Oct 2011 7:41 p.m. PST

@pphalen

And Micheals, and AC Moore, but not Delta Creamcoat which is kinda the point of this thread… :P

Oberst Radl14 Oct 2011 12:07 a.m. PST
pphalen Inactive Member14 Oct 2011 4:34 a.m. PST

And Micheals, and AC Moore, but not Delta Creamcoat which is kinda the point of this thread… :P

Sorry. For the colors I use, the two are interchangable for me…

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