vtemt-i added a topic in Tips, Tricks, and TutorialsDifferent types of paintsFirst, allow me to introduce myself. I started a couple of model kits when I was younger, but never managed to finish one. About a year ago I bought a new house with my own workshop, so while at Michael's one day I saw a kit on sale and said "what the heck", and low and behold I actually finished it!
Since then, I have completed 1 more, and I'm halfway through my 2nd. Each has gotten better than the last (1st really is not good, but it was the first )
I have read all 30+ pages of the tips and tricks section over the last few weeks, but now decided to register and ask a few questions about paint.
First of all, what is the difference between enamel and acyrlic?
How do you tell what is compatible with what?
How do you know if an enamel top coat from one brand is compatible with an enamel base color of another brand?
Has anyone used acrylic craft paints like from Michael's? I airbrushed a Planter's peanut jar with some and it seemed to come out OK, so would it work over primer. What about Krylon spray cans? They seem to come out OK over primer to me.
One thing I, like many of you, am trying to do is produce a quality I am happy with wihout spending a fortune in the process. The 50 cent a bottle craft acrylics with an airbrush seem like a cheap way to go, even if it needs an extra few coats, but is it really?
Krylon is cheap and easy to find, and seems to come in an increasing range of colors, but is it durable?
I am trying to touch on things that I haven't seen the answers to in other posts, so I apologize if I missed one and am being redundant.
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