Silver Paint
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Silver Paint

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Hey Guys, I bought some Model Masters Acrylic Silver for a figure I am working on. I opened the bottle and found that it was more watery than other colors. I shook it for a while thinking it needed to be mixed up good but it still came out thin. Is this normal for this color? The item I am painting ended up taking 4 or 5 coats. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Posted by bjpalm1994
on Friday, December 10, 2010
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bjpalm1994 -
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Yea, Thats how mine was, real spotty. I think all total the piece took about 6-7 coats to completely cover it, but once it did it came out looking really good. It probably also didn't help that the leg was dark blue. Hopefully with these tips the other leg might be a little easier. Thanks again!
Patraw -
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
I usually shake the bottle good before I use any of my paints (except for the ones in tubes, 'cuz they're too viscous/thick and tubes don't shake particularly well). I've never had any separation with my silver paint, but my gold paint does what you describe if it isn't shaken. A base coat, as pock63 mentioned, is usually a good idea too--my silver paint's coverage is usually spotty with one coat.
bjpalm1994 -
Monday, December 13, 2010
OK. Yea, I should have base coated it first but I wasn't thinking.
pock63 -
Saturday, December 11, 2010
I normally mix the paint fore two minutes with a Popsicle stick and then I shake it fore a couple of minutes. This gets it back to normal thickness. I also use gray as a base coat of paint because metallic colors don't cover as well as other paints.
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