Liquitex Paint and Other Paint Ramblings

Jalyn

CHIEF SPECIALIST
For my DS9 station I had bought some Liquitex paint as it was readily available and they had a perfect color for it (unbleached titanium). I purchased the high build as the other wasn't available. High build is for texture in brush painting canvas etc. These paints are very thick and go a long way when thinned but they are finicky. I don't recommend them as they require higher airbrush psi and can cause a rough texture.
When needing more they had it in acrylic gouache ($11 something!!!). This is like craft paint but is more opaque (covers easier) but will crack if put on too thick. I thinned with Createx.
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The high build.
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If hand mixing the thick, only add thinner a little at a time or separation and clumping will result. With Badger's mixer this is not an issue.
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On an unrelated note, these are compatible with each other and are acrylic lacquers (since they don't say anymore). The Krylon is more of their crafty artsy fartsy line.
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Spencer Wolfe

Administrator
Staff member
Craft paint does take a little work to get right, but I like it on occasion. I also use the artsy Krylon Matte. And their UV Matte Clear as well.
 
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