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von Schwartz10 Feb 2019 1:05 p.m. PST

I am going to be buying a few of the 15mm resin buildings and stone walls to spice up the table. Do resin buildings require any type of prep other than cleaning off dust and any flash?

Gear Pilot10 Feb 2019 1:27 p.m. PST

I generally wash them with soap and water with a dish scrub brush to make sure all the mold release agent is off. I also take an exacto knife to any ridges/flash/scrim.

AussieAndy10 Feb 2019 1:58 p.m. PST

Most of those that I've painted haven't required anything more than Gear Pilot has suggested. However, I have come across some which needed a base coat with an oil-based paint or varnish, as acrylic paints wouldn't properly adhere otherwise. Some manufacturers have instructions on their websites. If not, you can always ask.

nevinsrip10 Feb 2019 6:45 p.m. PST

Soak them in vinegar, first. Then wash with dishwashing liquid to remove any leftover mold release.

Prime with a resin primer.

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2019 7:13 p.m. PST

I have always primed them with Krylon. Never had any problems.

von Schwartz10 Feb 2019 7:38 p.m. PST

I thought the vinegar soak was only for metal figures.

nevinsrip10 Feb 2019 10:27 p.m. PST

I thought the vinegar soak was only for metal figures.

Nope. Vinegar removes grease and release agents.
Grease cutting dishwashing liquid cleans it all up.
Krylon resin primer is a top choice.

TheOtherOneFromTableScape11 Feb 2019 3:38 a.m. PST

The treatment and primer depends upon the type of resin the models are made of. Most manufactures use a release agent, which leaves a greasy residue, that need removing first. Then you need a primer that will adhere to the resin and give a suitable surface for the paint you plan to use to adhere to in turn.

"Resin" and "plastic" are generic terms used for many different materials. The specific material that is used requires an appropriate treatment.

It's just the same as "adhesive". Different adhesives will work on different materials. You need the correct one for the job.

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2019 11:33 a.m. PST

After washing use RustOleum 2X primer. Get it at Wal-Mart or any big box retailer, very cheap, works great.


Comes in four colors.


Mike Bunkermeister Creek
Bunker Talk blog

von Schwartz11 Feb 2019 8:04 p.m. PST

Thank you all for your input.

von Schwartz13 Feb 2019 6:40 p.m. PST

Bunkmeister gets box for the WIN with "very cheap", The magic word for today

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