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Finish leaving figures sticky

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Why is the matte finish I use leaving my figures sticky even weeks after it's supposedly dried?

It's Americana brand Acrylic Sealer/Finisher DAS13 Matte

Posted by Punstarr
on Tuesday, August 14, 2007
User Comments
Punstarr -
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Well at least I'm not the only one this is happening to. I need to get a sealant because whenever I set the figs down on something, it rubs the paint off at the contact points.
sandlvlan -
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
I used the krylon satin white as a base coat about a week ago, and it's still sticky.
Punstarr -
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Thanks for the advice, all! Question though... mine is a sealant/finisher. Should I get just a sealant or just a finisher? Is the 2 in 1 aspect possibly my problem?
Shinobitron -
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
I had a similar reaction with my Icons Deadpool. I had to wipe him clean and start from scratch.

Krylon has just pit out a sealer and so far I like it better than any other one I used. You might want to look into that.
Gee_jays_Customs -
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
dul cote is the best IMO, by testors. it helps sticky paint dry and not sticky. you could get it at testors.com or ebay. local hobby stores should have it.

~Gj
Punstarr -
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Where do I find Testor's sealer? Micheal's doesn't carry it.
Henchmen4Hire -
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Maybe it's the plastic the figure is made of or the sealer itself that's the problem. Try Krylon or Testors sealer, if you use testor paints and testor sealers then there is no reason why there should be a problem (unless your air conditioning is set at like 40F and then you turn it off as soon as you finish so the temperature fluxuates).

Like I said, use a test piece to find out what's wrong exactly then fix it.
Punstarr -
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
That's just it. I'm using acrylic paint and acrylic sealer... and it's not sucky paint either. It's Testor and Vallejo.
Henchmen4Hire -
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Use acrylic sealer with acrylic paints, enamel sealer with enamel paints.

Also, some paints just suck, they don't get along with any sealers. It's always a good idea to paint a test piece then use your sealer on it to see if they are compatible. Paint something else and seal it and see if you get the same problem.
DTM -
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
maybe the paint reaction to the sealer. Probably doesn't stay well together and it leaves the stickiness out
Punstarr -
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
I doubt that's the cause. I live in Washington State in an air conditioned apartment. It's bizarre, the stickiness.
sandlvlan -
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
might have something to do with the temperature or humidity. a custom I was doing for the supernat contest is now ruined because it's sticky, and it's from the unbearable humidity in fl
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