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Is my wash technique correct?

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    July 2019
Is my wash technique correct?
Posted by Kirei on Thursday, July 18, 2019 10:53 AM

There are a lot of questions here about washes, it seems. But I'd like to verify that my technique is okay, and also ask a question about changing my technique.

1. My current strategy: I paint with testors enamels. Then clear coat with future floor wax. Lastly I thin oil paints with lighter fluid, and apply them as a wash.

How does this sound?  I'm wondering about using the standard mineral spirits and testors enamel as the wash, instead of messing with lighter fluid and thick oil paints. Thoughts?

2. Changing my whole painting style: The enamels are a pain to work with, often times. So I'm hoping to change to Tamiya acrylics and use their clear coat as well. After applying the acrylic Tamiya clear coat, am I safe to then use enamels and thick oil paints (thinned with mineral spirits) as a wash?


Thanks so much folks! I've been doing models for years, but lately I've been combining washes with my dry brushing. I could add pictures of my last project, I suppose! Thanks again!


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