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alan lockhart Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2017 1:07 p.m. PST

I woukd like to remove a base-coat of brown acrylic paint I applied to some scenery: any suggestions, apart from doing a further spray of gray primer?

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Jul 2017 1:11 p.m. PST

Unless you used such a heavy coat as to lose detail, I would just paint over it, treating it as the primer.

alan lockhart Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2017 1:14 p.m. PST

That really is the issue: the coat was indeed rather too heavy and it came out rather shiny for some reason. Perhaps I will do a further spray of primer?


wrgmr106 Jul 2017 1:15 p.m. PST

What is the scenery made of?

Personal logo elsyrsyn Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2017 1:58 p.m. PST

If the paint has to come off, then I soak it in (undiluted) Simple Green for a few days, then brush with an old toothbrush. It's yet to fail me, regardless of the type of paint or surface.


Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2017 2:06 p.m. PST

Simple Green, Lysol, Detol all seem to do the trick.

Personal logo Mserafin Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2017 3:26 p.m. PST

Another recommendation for Simply Green. Stuff works great for removing acrylics.

pmwalt Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2017 5:22 p.m. PST

Yet another vote for Simple Green

Phillius Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2017 8:20 p.m. PST

I've used Dettol with great success.

Hobhood4 Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 1:35 a.m. PST

Lukes APS says to use methylated spirit on his youtube channel and it works!

womble67 Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 1:36 a.m. PST

My guide for stripping miniatures with Dettol hope it helps.

As always, comments are appreciated.

Take care


alan lockhart Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2017 3:42 a.m. PST

Many thanks. I will give Dettol a try.

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