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oldjarhead01 Nov 2021 2:40 p.m. PST

My Krylon matt spray turned white when I sprayed some figures. Does anyone know what causes this ?

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2021 2:44 p.m. PST

High humidity? Insufficient mixing?

ultimatewargamer01 Nov 2021 3:36 p.m. PST

Put then in a warm place and let them dry. And then respray them light coats it will go away. Hope this helps

Oddball02 Nov 2021 5:38 a.m. PST

Sometimes it goes away.

Has never worked for me. I wiped out an entire W.W. I French platoon, painted mustaches and anything, by hitting it with dull coat on a misty early morning.

Never did that again, I wait til humidity is around the Gobi Desert levels before I apply dull coat to anything now.

Stew art Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2021 9:59 a.m. PST

Ahh, the misting.

let dry, and then paint on with a brush a different matt varnish and it should improve a lot.

It happened to me with the army painter mat spray, and then I went over it with brush on Vallejo Matt varnish and it looked a lot better.

(now I only use the Vallejo)

Bob Hume02 Nov 2021 10:22 a.m. PST

I've found that using a heavy coat causes that sometimes. I paint in my basement, so maybe a little dampness too. Very light coats tend to keep that from happening.

Rich Bliss02 Nov 2021 10:26 a.m. PST

It's likely humidity. Winter is always a better time to spray. Better yet, use brush on matte media like Liquitex.

Hlaven Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2021 3:46 p.m. PST

I spray only above 50 degrees in the sun. Thankfully I live in Colorado.
Drier less humidity also.

oldjarhead02 Nov 2021 7:20 p.m. PST

I was spraying in my basement, and it was a little humid, but this was never a problem before, but I did put on a heavier spray than usual. I think I will repaint them and redo the shading and matt spray.

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