Troy Smith Posted April 25, 2017 Share Posted April 25, 2017 Hi Simon I know macro lenses are very unforgiving, but as you brush paint, you seem to get a lot of brush strokes, do you thin your paint? I assume branded thinners are better, but if you use white spirit it's too crude, try using artists turpentine, I've used it on large outside gloss paint jobs, and for the amount you will use, worth the expense. (long story, but I did a shop front, twice... the 2nd time I was thinning the paint to water consistency, took 4 coats but looked great, very smooth high gloss finish) For speed of evaporation of solvents, zippo type lighter fuel is very good too, as it very volatile(low molecular weight) and will make paint flow very well, but will evaporate really fast. Also good for making washes. Good ventilation is needed, but perhaps will be of use? Big paint alkyd paint jobs of the type described above has converted me to acrylics, as i really don't like dealing with the solvents, I try use them for DIY jobs as well. Funny thing is when I was in my first model phase I used enamels, and never noticed the smell.... my first use of acrylics was using Tamiya acrylic paint on leather jackets, which worked so much better than enamels, which flaked off. I digress.... Also ...... you mentioned Harvey's Best earlier.... a little local secret... ...it's just river water with some marmite and meths.... note location of brewery, pumped straight in 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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