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23 May 2021 12:23 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Painting with resin acrylics" to "Painting with Resin Acrylics"
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Leadpusher Supporting Member of TMP23 May 2021 9:05 a.m. PST

A friend asked about painting with acrylics. I don't paint resin normally and would appreciate any help.
I'm mostly painting resin ships, which I've cleaned with a toothbrush and soapy water with dishwasher detergent. However, I've noticed that the acrylic paint does sometimes wipe off with a bit of handling of the miniature. Is there some other "secret" when using acrylic to prevent this? Do folks use a clear acrylic overcoat to seal the acrylic paint after it is dry? I do overspray my WWI airplanes (that I paint with enamel) with lacquer when completed to protect the paint and decals from handling. Would lacquer spry also work over acrylic?

khanscom23 May 2021 4:01 p.m. PST

I've used Dullcote (which I believe is a lacquer) over acrylics without any problems. When painting the WTJ resin ships, I've undercoated with a matte enamel spray before painting with acrylics: follow with a final clear coat (lacquer, enamel, or acrylic).

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP23 May 2021 7:01 p.m. PST

I usually double clear-coat. First a gloss or satin, and then a matte the next day. One layer may not be sufficient protection, and multiple layers of matte can obscure detail. But I'm fussy.

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2021 4:35 a.m. PST

Do you use a primer before you paint on the acrylics? It helps the paint adhere better. I use Krylon Ultra Flat.

When finished, a matte coating over the top helps prevent rub off. I used Dullcote for decades but now prefer Winsor and Newton Matt Varnish.

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