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Recomend me a white paint

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  • Member since
    July, 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Recomend me a white paint
Posted by castelnuovo on Thursday, May 17, 2018 12:15 AM

So far I have used Tamiya's paints. But I have trouble painting large surfaces with their white. I use hand brushes only and they always leave big brushmarks when using white, even after 3-4 coates. I can never get a nice smooth even finish. Any recomendations for other manufacturer's white paint?

Many thanks

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, May 17, 2018 12:49 AM

White is always a bear to hand brush, no matter what brand. But I would suggest to give Humbrol a try. Of all the brands out there, for hand brushing, I get best results from them. And one trick that I have heard of is to do a base coat with flat white, and add any subsequent top coats with gloss, satin, or semi gloss to get a more vivid white finish. 

 

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  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, May 17, 2018 1:06 AM

Spray can. That is the only way to get white.

1. Tamiya Primer followed by gloss coat.

2. Testors.

3. *** at the hardware store sold as "refrigerator white".

  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, May 17, 2018 5:31 AM
I use Tamiya White Primer in the rattlecan as my base coat.

  • Member since
    July, 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Thursday, May 17, 2018 5:55 PM

Thank you all Smile

  • Member since
    January, 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Friday, May 18, 2018 5:15 PM

White is hard to airbrush so I usually opt to the rattle can approach instead.

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