Author Topic: How to avoid leaving watermarks on kit with washes?  (Read 3082 times)

December 21, 2008, 12:49:16 PM
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Title prettymuch says it all. Right now what I do is go about 50% acrylic paint 50% water. This is the cheapest way to do it but would it be better to use thinner or something, or oil paints like most do? When I do washes I coat the surface in the mix and then wipe it off in vertical streaks with a kleenex but occasionally I'll still get a ton of water marks left over. Thanks
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December 21, 2008, 01:21:59 PM
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Yeah... turpenoid + oil paint is the answer. People say to use a different paint/thinner than the base coat allowing you to rub off the excess with said thinner/paint without damaging the base coat.

December 22, 2008, 01:36:15 AM
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I generally use either a enamel / low odour turps mix or an oil paint / low odour turps mix depending on the subject.

I tried an acrylic mix once and I suffered the same problem and since then I've gone with enamels or oils.