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  • #36458
    Thuseld
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    My terrain is a De from yoghurt pots and other shiny plastic. They don’t tale paint well. I find it scratching off. Is there some thing I could do to it beforehand to stop this happening?

    I also find I have to layer paint a few times or it really streaks.

    #36459
    Angel Barracks
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    What are you using as a primer?

    #36466
    Mr. Average
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    A hard primer will help – Krylon or Rustoleum is my preferred one. If even the primer is not taking on a surface because it’s too smooth, try giving it a light going over with fine-grit sandpaper first – it’ll take it from a smooth down to a kind of “frosted” consistency but will make the paint grip much better.

    #36469
    Angel Barracks
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    I am a Humbrol kind of guy myself.
    Mostly as the local Hobbycraft stocks it.


    White for infantry.
    Brown for everything else.

    #36470
    willz
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    A hard primer will help – Krylon or Rustoleum is my preferred one. If even the primer is not taking on a surface because it’s too smooth, try giving it a light going over with fine-grit sandpaper first – it’ll take it from a smooth down to a kind of “frosted” consistency but will make the paint grip much better.

    The above works well, also matt varnish pre coat or watered down wood glue pre coat.

    #36479
    William Jones
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    A hard primer will help – Krylon or Rustoleum is my preferred one. If even the primer is not taking on a surface because it’s too smooth, try giving it a light going over with fine-grit sandpaper first – it’ll take it from a smooth down to a kind of “frosted” consistency but will make the paint grip much better.

    Absolutely.  And for finer detailed pieces, a toothbrush or nail brush with baking soda and water will put a bit of abrasion on pieces.

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