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Is enamel paint supposed to be this thin???

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    May, 2018
Is enamel paint supposed to be this thin???
Posted by NickGroves on Monday, May 28, 2018 7:14 PM

I am starting on my first build and I opened up a new tin of #226 humbrol enamel and this is what I got out of it, it seamed very watery without and thiner added? Is the way its supposed to be or should i pick up another tin?

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    May, 2013
Posted by Snibs on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 3:55 PM

Hi Nick.

No, I use Humbrol and I will always have to thin it a bit to brush paint. Looks like it needs a very good stir with something metal and make sure you have ALL the paint from the bottom, Humbrol can settle very hard on the bottom.


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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 4:13 PM

I use enamel a lot and no, it should not be that thin. As Mick says, looks likes it needs a proper stir, shaking the tin just is not enough.

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 4:29 PM

You should also use primer. That'll take color coats better than bare plastic.


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