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PostPosted: Tue 04 Jul 2017 15:51 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Humbrol Enamels....
PostPosted: Fri 11 Aug 2017 12:34 pm 
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I have a question about the 33 matt black enamel paint. I have only put one coat of paint on the underside of my current model, rather reluctant to paint the rest as half is matt black and half has turned out glossy?? Not sure if I have done anything wrong. It is from the 50ml tin, I stirred it well before painting (with a brush)

Also does anyone else find the paint sticks to the paint brush like glue? I find it really hard to wash my brushes when I am done.


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PostPosted: Fri 11 Aug 2017 13:39 pm 
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@Skathi - That's not just you; I sometimes have the same issue with matt 33, and actually normally use Tamiya XF-1 for that very reason.

As for how the paint sticks to the brush, what do you use as a brush cleaner? I've never had this issue when using white spirit to wash the paint, then cold water and toilet soap to clean out the white spirit.

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PostPosted: Fri 11 Aug 2017 16:51 pm 
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I think problems with Humbrol matt black are associated with the pigment itself and is common in matt black enamels. I found that if you add a small drop of cellulose thinner it helps disperse the matting agent and pigment evenly and you get a more predictable result. Small amounts of cellulose shouldn't be harmful to the base plastic, but you'll need to be careful if overcoating previously painted areas as there may be a tendency to lifting.

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 Post subject: Re: Humbrol Enamels....
PostPosted: Fri 11 Aug 2017 17:48 pm 
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I ended up finishing the base coat which turned out all matt, phew!! I read somewhere it could be because it is a new tin.

As for wahing brushes, I don't really have anything at the moment, just using soapy water for a soak then rinsing them under the tap. Reading alot of people used white spirit, so I am in need of a shopping trip I think :D


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PostPosted: Sat 12 Aug 2017 00:08 am 
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Have had this problem, off and on, for years, and not just Hu 33. My current build, (Hawker Henley), Hu 30, was the culprit. Whilst on the subject, has anyone else found the paint/s are so thick, they are more like paste, than paint.
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 Post subject: Re: Humbrol Enamels....
PostPosted: Mon 14 Aug 2017 11:59 am 
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@skathi - I'm a touch confused now.
Water is all you need (or at least should need) for acrylics.

White spirit (or "paint brush cleaner") is needed for enamels (any make) to clean the paint, and then wash that out with water.

@wingnutmike - Do you mean enamel or acrylic? I've been having the opposite issue (paint thin and lacking covering power) with enamels, and with water-based acrylics (Humbrol, Games Workshop, Vallejo) it's easy enough to add a few drops more water when/if required.

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PostPosted: Wed 16 Aug 2017 19:41 pm 
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Before we go too far :ot: this thread is about enamels, which should be thinned with, and paint brushes / airbrushes cleaned with White Spirit or something similar. You cannot use water to clean/thin oil based paints :naughty:

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Aug 2017 06:14 am 
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I still use Enamels, and just opened a tin of Black, and that is thick too.
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