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 Post subject: household paints
PostPosted: Sun 16 Oct 2016 19:48 pm 
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Iv had a quick look but cant find anything on this subject .
This is going to sound stupid(ok i know i am) but has anyone used normal household paint like vinyl silk,gloss paints on there models.An acquaintance has said he use to use it when he was making models in the 70s.Im sure he,s winding me up.


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 Post subject: Re: household paints
PostPosted: Sun 16 Oct 2016 20:37 pm 
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I used to use Woolies White gloss and Silver Aluminium wood primer on my models. Matt black was a tin of car paint. Gold was often 'Rub 'n' Buff' gold cream paste for picture frames.

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 Post subject: Re: household paints
PostPosted: Sun 16 Oct 2016 21:02 pm 
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I used to use Dulux Satin or Gloss White household paint back in the 60s. Coverage and colour depth were far superior to modellers enamels.

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 Post subject: Re: household paints
PostPosted: Sun 16 Oct 2016 21:29 pm 
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We couldn't afford* the Dulux or Crown paints, just the Woolworths own brand and my father had a fair stock of the white gloss and silver primer as he made wood window frames for some builders.

*cue Monty python sketch; ohhh, We used to dream of using Dulux..........

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 Post subject: Re: household paints
PostPosted: Sun 16 Oct 2016 23:30 pm 
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In theory there's no reason why not. Not household paints per se, but plenty of us have used Halford's aerosols for painting models, car colour matches are obvious, but I read one post elsewhere where a modeller used their colour matching service to have aerosols made up for two greys and the green to do a Vulcan. If you can quote a BS their machine should be able to do a mix.

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 Post subject: Re: household paints
PostPosted: Mon 17 Oct 2016 08:36 am 
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Yes. I use a black Tint (the 1/2 litre tubes of paint for adding to White) as base paint for virtually everything, models and figures and also an ultramarine blue Tint that I haven´t found the equivilant of in matt acrylic Hobby paints for coverage and depth.
The link is in german but page two shows the Ultramarine blue
http://wohn-werk.de/out/media/HAGA-Farbtonkarte.pdf
And, wallpaints (particually the Tints) are indespensable for ground work for dios, model houses etc...a lot of colour for Little Money :)

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 Post subject: Re: household paints
PostPosted: Mon 17 Oct 2016 12:47 pm 
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I've used "household" and "automotive" enamels.

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 Post subject: Re: household paints
PostPosted: Mon 17 Oct 2016 16:10 pm 
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Looks like i owe him an apology,i have read about halfords paint but when i asked them they said they no longer do it Cheers lads.


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 Post subject: Re: household paints
PostPosted: Mon 17 Oct 2016 19:11 pm 
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I had a Gemini spacecraft painted with mat black blackboard paint. And silver/aluminium was paint my father used to paint waterpipes with.

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