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skipper John Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2017 5:56 a.m. PST

So I hit my 8 newly painted Ashigaru with dull coat this morning. Frost! It doesn't scare me anymore though, because I know how to deal with it.

I looked at the weather for the local humidity and today it's at 89%. Dang! The extended forecast says it won't get into the mid 70% till a week from Friday! A long wait.

I dare not spray them inside. What do people in the tropics do? I need a solution to this, all too often, occurrence.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member07 Aug 2017 6:11 a.m. PST

Those of us in the subtropics wait for that 15 minutes when the humidity is close to 50% and 80degrees or October, whichever comes first. For other times I use brush on flat varnish on small batches.

Personal logo optional field Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2017 6:39 a.m. PST

Brush on products work fine for me…

45thdiv07 Aug 2017 7:24 a.m. PST

I use hair spray. Aqua net super hold. 30 + years of gaming and no issues.


IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2017 8:15 a.m. PST

45thdiv; does the hair spray dry to a satin vice a true matt like Dullcote?


farnox07 Aug 2017 8:40 a.m. PST

Go with brush on Dullcoate. I've never had any issues in 30 years.

photocrinch Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2017 9:01 a.m. PST

I spray outside on high humidity days, but then bring them inside and place in front of a portable heater with a fan.

skipper John Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2017 9:56 a.m. PST

I shall look for and purchase the brush on Dull Coat. Thank you!

In my search for a solution I found this thing. Anyone have one or, seen one work?

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2017 10:13 a.m. PST

I live in the Northeast, I have pretty much givn up on spraying outside wxcept for a couple weeks in October.

Oberlindes Sol LIC07 Aug 2017 2:46 p.m. PST

When I was a student in the Northeast (USA), I sometimes had trouble with matte enamel paints drying glossy. Nothing like that has happened to me west of the Rockies, however.

Noble Crow07 Aug 2017 7:27 p.m. PST

Spray outside, but bring inside to dry.

skipper John Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2017 8:24 p.m. PST

Wet dull coat stinks. Dry dull coat does not.

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