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Methods for spraying white paint

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Tip: In the April 2013 issue, Nick Dragone expressed frustration in using white paints. I also find white paints frustrating, as white does not seem to apply as easily or evenly as other colors.  

However, after trying many brands, I thought I’d try Citadel colors – the paints my sons use for Warhammer figures.  

I painted the Citadel Skull White and was pleasantly surprised at how well it covered. If anyone besides Nick and I have faced challenges using white, try Citadel paints.   
Richard Tebinka
 via E-mail    



Tip: Here are my methods for spraying white paint:

I have only used rattle cans, including Testor’s, Model Master, and recently Tamiya. If the model is white plastic, I just spray the color on the bare plastic with decent results.

Usually though, the white would not be a true white, but rather an off white; however, Testor’s especially is getting better at mixing a true white.

If you need a primer for a model that’s molded in anything besides white plastic, use a white primer, not gray. I’ve had good results using Testor’s flat white rattle cans for a thin coat of primer, allowing at least a week to dry before spraying the white color coat. Usually the flat paint affects the top coat slightly, in that a clear gloss topcoat would be required to bring back the full gloss.  
David Danard
Thompson, Manitoba
Canada

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