Troy Smith Posted December 19, 2022 Share Posted December 19, 2022 58 minutes ago, TonyOD said: I brush paint with enamels, which is the main reason my builds progress at a glacial pace - always waiting for paint to dry. Thin paint with proper thinners, you found lighter fuel worked, but some naptha type is less volatile. Brush type may affect it as well, I have been using a small flat brush to brush acrylics effectively, so may help with enamels. I add a little paint to a palette, and add water with a syringe, drop by drop, but a pipette would work, Carefully thinned paint will also dry faster and be easier to brush. You could also experiment with terebene paint driers for example https://www.rustins.ltd/rustins/our-products/decorating-products/paint-driers "A special blend of chemicals to speed the drying of oil and alkyd based paints and varnishes. Particularly recommended for adding to old paint and varnish that has been kept for a long time, and has become slow drying. Add a capful of driers to 1/2 litre of paint or varnish and stir well. Sizes: 300ml Speeds up drying of paint & varnish Suitable for all alkyd and oil based paints Can be added to old paint or varnish" If you got to a paint suppliers, you ask about alkyd paint thinners eg https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/125515701271 This seller is based in Calverton, Nottingham, pure chance, I just search 'naphtha paint thinners' I presume it's a less volatile version of lighter fuel, but you could ask them. Both the above are for real world use, so would last a modeller's tiny usage a long time. HTH Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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