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davbenbak Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2017 10:00 a.m. PST

Is there a particular type of paint that works best for priming resin buildings?

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2017 10:33 a.m. PST

I use Rustoleum Camouflage black or brown for buildings.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2017 11:04 a.m. PST

Wash first. Warm soapy water in case of mold release compound. Not usually a problem but can be.

MajorB29 Jan 2017 11:09 a.m. PST

Wash first. Warm soapy water in case of mould release compound. Then just the same paint I use as primer on other figures – Humbrol matt enamel.

Mako11 Inactive Member29 Jan 2017 2:34 p.m. PST

I think plastic primer might be a good idea, but not 100% sure, not having tried it.

Others seem to have good results though, according to reports.

For large, smooth surfaces, lightly sanding with a fine mesh to roughen up the surfaces does seem to help with paint adherence. Wash, and let dry thoroughly first, to remove any dust.

Wear a mask, since you don't want to breath in any resin dust, since it's bad for your lungs. Wet sanding is safest, with say a 400 grit paper.

Vigilant30 Jan 2017 3:31 a.m. PST

I've used standard car primer (Hanford in the UK) for years with no problems. As above always wash 1st to make sure any grease is removed.

Dicymick30 Jan 2017 7:16 a.m. PST

In the UK I use Halfords car primer also.

shaun from s and s models Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2017 11:57 a.m. PST

any car primer should do

Cyrus the Great30 Jan 2017 2:01 p.m. PST

It depends on the resin used. Most primers for metal miniatures will work unless the manufacturer specifically recommends auto primer.

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP31 Jan 2017 8:19 a.m. PST

To be safe, I now always use auto primer and I make sure all aspects of the building are covered.
I have several buildings that are still "outgassing" because they reacted poorly to the primer or paint I used.

Baranovich16 Apr 2017 9:52 p.m. PST

Armorcast black primer works great on resin buildings. As was said above, wash resin parts first before assembling and priming, as you would with metal miniatures.

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