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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jan 2016 11:06 am 
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I have just painted British Infantry that have been washed and primed, used Humbrol Khaki matt but it is tacky and shiny, has anyone got any ideas why this has happened and how to solve the problem. Thanks Mark


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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jan 2016 11:18 am 
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You don't say what type of paint it is, but I suspect its enamel that hasn't been mixed sufficiently :idea:

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I concur. A second coat, after thorough mixing, should make the first dry faster.

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Temperature can also play a part and if your paint is on the cold side then you will need to stir it much more than you would normally.

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yes forgot to say it is enamel cheers for the ideas I will try this


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From Humbrols advice page
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When Humbrol Matt or Satin paint dries glossy this is due to the matting agent not mixing properly with the paint, usually caused by the paint not being stirred thoroughly or regularly enough. However, this can easily be rectified by applying a coat of gloss varnish, which will dissolve the matting agent. Your Humbrol Paint can then be re-applied.

http://www.humbrol.com/uk-en/support/hu ... nting-tips

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thanks for the advice very helpful tried everything but it still did it Tamiya acrylic seems to have worked.


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