Painting stuff?
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Painting stuff?

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I've been using paint and sealant but honestly, it's not working out that well. It doesn't really keep the paint from scraping off in most places.

So what should I do? Should I use primer? What happens if I put Primer over something I've already painted?

Posted by Kittie Rose
on Tuesday, May 6, 2008
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Kittie Rose -
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Only problem with Vallejo is that I've never seen a plain red or white or black in the store I go to :/ I'll have to hope they get an epic restock soon.

It was a Street Fighter Sakura figure I was repainting. Are they tough to repaint?

Though I've never had that paint hold all that well on anything, to be honest. It scrapes off my Big O.

Keep in mind I often throw my figures in a bag to show people. They wouldn't do much moving and scraping, just rubbing off each other. I really need them to survive that. When I use the sealant; some areas are impossible to scrape off, whereas not so much others.
Gee_jays_Customs -
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Vallejo is a good choice, thats what a lot of us use here, and no problem with the paint comming off, as of yet, make sure you shake the bottle well so it mixes well. and dry washing the figure with warm water and a little dishwasher soap, use a fairly large paint brush to scrub it. and once its dry, give it a coat of dul cote, that should help the paint stick. if al fails, lightly coat it with automotive primer, I use the gray ones.

~Gj
Kittie Rose -
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
I use Vallejo "Model Color" it comes in little boxes. There's no real decent places to buy paints here. I guess I should order online at some point.
Henchmen4Hire -
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Factories use magical toxic paint that bonds to the plastic, that's why they're paint applications are so strong.

If the paint is coming off that easily then you probably need to wash the figure better and use better quality acrylic paints (Citadel, Testors, Tamiya).
Gee_jays_Customs -
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
are you sure ur cleaning the figs well? also, what I do is spray one coat of dul cote before I paint, I feel that it helps the paint stick. give it a try!

~Gj
Kittie Rose -
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Nothing I ever paint seems to stick though. Like I repainted the HML She-Hulk, and sealed it. I ran my finger against it and some of the paint came off.

The paint doesn't come off so easily with toys that "came" like that though. So what's the difference?
Henchmen4Hire -
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
What are you doing to the figure that paint is scraping-off so much? Are you handling the figure roughly? Maybe dragging it across the floor?

Well, I've never looked at sealers to be the absolute remedy for paint chipping-off. Paint will always flake-off at joints unless you disassemble a figure and do some heavy sanding in the appropriate areas. I rarely use sealers at all because I know the paint will eventually chip anyway through forces uncontrollable by us mere mortals.

I don't know, if you already sprayed sealer on the figure then maybe the primer won't stick as well, it's worth a shot though! I would just start-over with a new figure.
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