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u/deltat9 · 2 pointsr/fightsticks

TL;DR -- I did not use a primer, and I did completely paint the inside and outside of both panels. No fitment issues, only issue due to extra thickness from the paint was the screws struggling a little bit during re-installation.

Satin Black

Satin Clear

Those are the paints I used. I did not use a primer. I went with satin on both because I was after a matte look like the main black body on the stick. I didn't want them glossy like the original white panels. I did paint the entire surface of the panels. The only thing I noticed was the screws struggled a little bit during re-installation but that was to be expected and really wasn't an issue. I didn't and haven't noticed any other fitment issues from the paint.

For preparation, all I did was wash the panels to remove any dirt/oils and then used the finest sandpaper I had on hand to sand/scuff up both panels to help the paint stick better.

If I remember correctly, I did two (maybe three? sorry it was a while ago) coats of each the black paint and the clear top coat. You will want to spray a good distance away from the panel you're painting, at least 8-10 inches, and nice smooth motions, you kind of want the paint to fall onto the panel lightly, if that makes sense. It helps to avoid runs and imperfections.

I used a paper clip in the screw holes to help me manipulate and hold the panel up as I was spraying so I avoided finger prints and also keep it propped up during drying so it didn't stick to the cardboard box I was using. Between coats check the entire panel for runs or clumps and if there are any, wet-sand those areas smooth with the finest grit sandpaper you have before you apply the next coat.

Once I was satisfied with the look/finish, I let it dry for 72 hours. I just wanted to be sure that everything was DRY before securing them back on the stick. Obviously, you can still use the stick during this, it just looks weird without the panels.

Doing it this way was not 100% ideal or correct I'm sure, I'm not a painter and haven't had much experience with it to be honest. There are one or two imperfections, which I suppose I could wet-sand and repaint, but I don't notice them. They are small, and i don't feel like doing that process again for one or two small imperfections. I am very happy with the look and outcome of the little project and happy I did it. They look so much better black than they did white.

Hopefully this post is of some help. Good luck, you will be very happy you did it. It is worth it, the stick looks so much better.

u/ali_rose · 18 pointsr/learnart

I love charcoal but it takes a bit to understand how to utilize it correctly. In my opinion though, it goes so much faster than full pencil drawings and it gets much more impressive and dramatic results.

One of the easiest techniques is to actually work 'backwards' from a traditional graphite drawing. You may want to pick up some 'Vine' / 'Willow' Charcoal sticks These are very soft but lightly toned pieces of charcoal. You'll scrub one over the entire piece of paper and use a tissue to smooth it resulting in a gray toned background. Here you won't be starting with a pure white sheet of paper.

From there you'll make a gesture drawing of what you'd like to draw with a lighter charcoal pencil (2H or the gray pencil farthest to the right in your drawing tin). After, you'll go in with an eraser and erase out the light areas to almost bring back the white of your paper (those pink rectangle erasers you use/used in school are great for this). After that, you can actually dive in and start shading. You'll start by shading with your lightest charcoal pencils and work your way up to the darkest shades (in your tin work right to left with the gray pencils) Your lightest highlights you can achieve by using a piece of chalk or a white charcoal pencil These will be the absolute lightest parts of the image, so don't go overboard.

From there, just darken and lighten areas until you're satisfied with it.

Some stuff you might want to pick up =
Workable Fixatif - This will help keep the mess to a minimum. You'd spray this after every day that you work on the drawing. (But don't spray it until you've erased out all of the highlight areas!) As the name suggests, it is workable so you can still erase out some of it, but it won't be as forgiving.
Final Fixative
This is the stuff you spray on the final drawing. You're done and you don't want to change anything anymore. You can also use really cheap aerosol hairspray if you want to save money or you don't need a UV-safe protective coating. I've used this in the past - Horrible Hairspray-Great cheap Fixative

Those brown colored pencils and sticks are Conte crayon. They're very similar to charcoal but are made from clay usually. (These are awesome for doing gesture drawings or faces!) I work with these more similar to a graphite pencil rather than charcoal. You can also buy brown toned paper/newsprint to use with them.

Also, I want to add, be careful when you sharpen any of these pencils. Go slowly and be soft with them or you can crack the charcoal inside and it'll just fall out. I've found these work better than other pencil sharpeners when it comes to charcoal. You can also simply scrape the pencil end with an Exacto blade - I've never broken a pencil doing it this way.

Fixative info & Tutorial

Very Basic Charcoal Tutorial - this gives a visual of what I was talking about. The guy does everything in a different order than I usually do, but whatever you find works easiest, just go with that.

More Tutorials Several other tutorials to help you get started.

Sorry for the wall of text, but I hope you enjoy the new media! Give your mom a big hug! Charcoal is great!

u/flozzi · 1 pointr/smashbros

Take apart the controller, obviously, and separate the top and bottom shells. Use a tri-wing screwdriver, I found mine on amazon for less than a dollar (shipping included, the price is subject to go up). I've read about people using a small phillips screw driver, and sort of forcing the screws to turn. If that works for you, great. I wouldn't try it, though. Why damage the screws when you can do it the right way?

  1. Sand the shells down. I used 220 sandpaper, higher grit would be better. This gets rid of Nintendo's top coat, and allows the paint to fuse to the plastic better.

  2. Wash the shells with soap and water. This'll get rid of all of the dust from sanding, and also make sure you're not painting on top of any sweat or dirt.

  3. Primer? I didn't use any because the spray paint I had is designed for plastic and doesn't require primer. Unless you have this kind of spray paint, you'll need a primer.

  4. Spray Paint. I did 2 coats of red. Keep the bottle a good distance from the controller and it'll turn out good.

  5. Clear Coat it. I bought a clear coat designed for plastic. I actually wish the finish was a little different, but it worked perfectly for what I needed it to do. The clear coat will protect the paint from damaging. So if you drop it, the idea is the clear coat might get scuffed but the paint won't chip. (Also other obvious protection from aging etc. )

  6. Let it dry for as long as you can wait. Honestly, 2-3 days is ideal. It may feel dry, but it's not. The paint takes a long time to set. You might even be able to use it a few hours after painting it, but I promise you it'll turn out better if you let it dry for a couple of days. I was really anxious to take the picture, so I let it dry from morning to night and then put it together. I took the pic, and put it in a well ventilated and cool temperature room of my house. There it will dry for a couple of days before I am ready to let my friends play with it.

    Good luck and post pictures! /r/customcontrollers & /r/smashbros

    Edit: I cleaned up this guide a little in case anybody reads it in the future and needs help.
u/Sam_Vimes81 · 6 pointsr/sticker

Thank you so much!

I've only been at it for just over a month now, so I'm no expert by any means, but here's what I found works best for me:

this paper
UV spray
For Cutting
[I use this printer] (

I started out using regular sticker paper with a cold-press laminate(it was the cheapest route), and they looked and felt really first. they didn't hold up against weather and water for very long. The laminated part was water proof, but it would get wet under the sticker, and eventually break the sticker apart. They were also hard to make without them getting all scratched up before you even cut them.

I like that vinyl paper a lot. There are a lot of options for it, but that is the most cost effective, and so far, it's been really fantastic. The paper is water resistant, so water doesn't get underneath the sticker and break it apart like the other ones. After I print a page, I spray it with that UV spray. It just gives a nice texture that I like, and keeps them from fading in the sun. I ran a sticker through the dishwasher before I sprayed it. The sticker part held on phenominally well, the ink ran tho. I haven't tried it with the coat, but I don't see myself washing many stickers.

After the spray dries (a couple of minutes), a run it through the Cameo 3. I started out with a Cricut. I actually like the Cricut machine better. It's designed to just work. However, the software is garbage. It's web based, and even worse, it automaticaly arranges your artwork on the page to be printed and cut. That sounds nice, but 99% of the time, it wasted more than half the page. I was throwing out so much paper. There are some workarounds I found online, but they were tedious, innacurate, and not worth the effort. I do not reccommend the cricut until they get their software in line. The Cameo takes a little more fiddling with, but it's more custumizable, and I arrange stickers on the page how I want.

My printer is just that low-end Epson. It works great actually. The only thing I would suggest is getting a printer that you can side-load. I feel like the the paper getting bent through the printer isn't good for the paper, and makes the printing inconsistent (also, it probably has to do with being a cheap printer too). I plan on upgrading, but I already bought a bunch of ink, and I want to get through that first.


Sorry about the novel!

u/tuna1997 · 2 pointsr/Gunpla
  1. Oil dot filters and oil washes (gunk wash) are subtle changes to the overall tone of the kit and you're not going to be able to tell the difference between the two really when the kit is done. It doesn't really matter which you do first in my experience, but armor modelers seem to do a wash first and then the oil dot filters. Check out this video filters start at 10 minutes in.
  2. There isn't a rule in what colors you need to use for what base coat. You need to decide what kind of environment has your mobile suit been in and select colors based on that. So for example, if your mobile suit has been fighting in the desert, then you'd want to have a more yellowish-beige-ish tone. Of course, you don't want to go over-board with the modulation, so your white parts will just have a slightly yellowish tone and not look like it's been painted yellow.
  3. Maybe check out this video to get an answer on chipping. But yes, using a slightly lighter version of the base color and then your choice of the bare metal color (can be grey, silver, whatever you want) is a good way to do chipping. When it comes to white, use something contrasting like dark grey or maybe dark brown for a rust look.
  4. You have the right idea going but you might want to use grey or dark grey instead of black. Black can be too contrasting just from an artistic point of view. You'd probably want to color-in the blasted part dark grey, dry brush the silver and add touches of rust here and there. But you also have to consider the state of your mobile suit. If the laser blast has been there for a while, you might not see silver metal, it'll probably be all rusted. And vice versa is true, if your mobile suit just got shot, there probably won't be any rust.
  5. Yes there is a difference between acrylic and lacquer clear coat. Lacquer is generally more durable, it doesn't scratch as easily and you can use either enamels or acrylics on top of it safely, but it is pretty toxic stuff. Acrylics are a lot less toxic but if you paint enamels or lacquers over it, the enamel and lacquer paint will eat through the acrylic coat and can affect whatever work you have done under the varnish. Lacquers can indeed harm plastic, but if you use proper spraying technique (spray past your kit in multiple quick bursts), any solvents that can potentially harm the plastic will dry too quickly to do any damage. I'm not 100% sure what kind of a product the link you have is for, but ideally you'd want to find a good hobby brand spray can clear coat like this (acrylic) or this (lacquer)
  6. Youtube and the wiki are your best friend, you don't need to buy books for those kinds of things, there are plenty of material out there. Checkout channels such as Gunpla Lab, Ravi Pla, JENIC, Zaku Aurelius, Musasino Plamodel, LIKE GUNPLA, (most of these channels speak korean some videos have subtitles, some don't) and non-gunpla channels such as PLASMO, Night Shift, Scale Modelling Channel and see what techniques can you bring over to gunpla. For a lot of the basic stuff and even some advanced techniques, check out Gunpla Lab's tutorial series and Paint Project series. They speak Korean but have professionally translated videos so the subtitles are fantastic.
u/dallinj · 65 pointsr/NintendoSwitch


After seeing the countless posts of other custom shell swaps, I figured I had waited long enough to do my own, but with a little modern twist, in this case making them look similar to the pro-controller. I think it turned out really well!

Parts/Items List

  • Transparent Shells w/ D-Pad
  • Tool Kit
  • Black Spray Dye
  • Matte Spray Finish


    The first thing I did, was obviously taking apart my original (Neon Red) shells to be able to switch the parts into my painted shells. I decided against using the transparent battery trays, and instead opted to spray paint them matte black, as it darkens the whole joy-con overall, and it was a very simple paint job. For disassembly and reassembly I used Spawn Wave's Video as it was the clearest, but most concise video I'd found, but any tutorial works fine. The tool kit I linked works wonders, and has everything you'll need, from tri-point screwdrivers to little pliers. I then took all the disassembled pieces and set them into separate containers so I wouldn't lose anything.


    To start off, I washed all the shell pieces with some water, and let them dry, just so no dust particles got trapped. I made a little spray painting "rig" with some cardboard pieces so I could set the front shells on top and ensure I sprayed all sides evenly. I started with 6-7 fairly light coats of the Tamiya Smoke Dye, and made sure it was the right darkness, before letting it dry a few hours. I waited 3 minutes between coats, making sure I sprayed evenly on all pieces. Only issue I did have with the smoke was that it run out of paint right after the final coat, so be aware of that.

    Following the dye drying, I sprayed two coats of the Krylon Matte paint, before again letting it dry for a couple hours. I wish I had gone a little lighter on the matte, as a little more transparency would've been awesome, but I honestly can't complain with the final product.


    After they had completely dried, I slipped the pieces back into the shells (once again following Spawn Wave's video) and sealed it up. Overall it wasn't too difficult a process, but if there are any tips I'd suggest, I would recommend making sure to apply a fair bit of pressure when unscrewing and screwing on the screws. I was close to stripping the phillips head screws on the analog sticks, but luckily I avoided that entirely. One issue I did have with the shells, was that the plus button isn't quite as clicky as before, but it really is only a minor issue. All-in-all I'm very happy with them, and they've got a great matte texture that feels good on the hands. If you've got any questions or clarifications, let me know and I'll help you out!

u/Continuum_Gaming · 3 pointsr/DnD

Give me a minute, I can link you to a comment I found explaining it in depth

EDIT: I'm just gonna paste it here. For reference, I,believe priming is coating it in a thin layer of paint to act as a base. Use black primer for darker results and white for lighter. Credit to u/pyrese

I love painting the hero forge minis; sounds like you did yours in the new high detail plastic.

I've done a few of those recently and once you get them primed, it's not much different than painting die cast minis.

  1. Using needle files and a pen knife, gently remove any spru from your miniature. You will have to be a little more careful than normal; I had one with a particularly fragile joint snap on me from an inadvertent touch, but generally they are durable. If you break any part of it, use superglue and gently brace the two parts together; Let dry over night and it should be just as strong or stronger than before.
  1. Next, fill a bowl with some warm and soapy water. Using a soft bristle tooth brush, gently clean the whole surface and rinse in warm water. You can pat dry, but I would still let the figure dry over night after cleaning. It is very important that you use a soft bristle brush; Medium or harder can scratch the surface of your miniature.
  2. Once dry, coat lightly with a spray on primer; you'll need to get all angles. I prefer white as, with the black plastic, it is easier to see how evenly I've coated. Let dry. For me, this is over night due to my schedule, but it should be dry for painting in 2-3 hours.
  3. At this point, you're clear to start painting. Use light coats. The thinner your coats, the more detail that will be maintained. You can use matte acrylic medium to thin the paints out. For me, this takes place over multiple evenings. However, if you find that you can switch between different parts of the miniature or between other miniatures as they dry, you can work continuously, switching whenever you need to let a coat of paint dry (5-10 minutes ish). I'll provide more thoughts on the actual painting in a response.
  • Matte Medium
  • Brushes ; On the last few I did, I just used cheap brushes from hobby lobby. However, this is the set I'll be trying out on the Catfolk I primed last night.
  • Reaper Paints ; Reaper MSP is the line I prefer to use for most of my paints. For some technical paints, I'll go to citadel's line, but you can achieve the same results by getting your own base materials and mixing with your Reaper or other base line of paints.
  • Color Pallete Design a color pallete for your project before you start!
  1. Once you are satisfied with it's appearance and everything is dry, coat with a spray gloss enamel; give 3 or 4 coats in accordance with your products directions. For me, that's 15 minutes between coats.
  1. (Optional) if you want to reduce the shine of the gloss enamel, follow with 1-3 coats of a matte spray enamel. This also has the advantage of being obvious when your enamel starts to wear off. If you see shiny spots on your mini, it's time to recoat.
u/pyrese · 3 pointsr/DnD

I love painting the hero forge minis; sounds like you did yours in the new high detail plastic.

I've done a few of those recently and once you get them primed, it's not much different than painting die cast minis.

  1. Using needle files and a pen knife, gently remove any spru from your miniature. You will have to be a little more careful than normal; I had one with a particularly fragile joint snap on me from an inadvertent touch, but generally they are durable. If you break any part of it, use superglue and gently brace the two parts together; Let dry over night and it should be just as strong or stronger than before.
  1. Next, fill a bowl with some warm and soapy water. Using a soft bristle tooth brush, gently clean the whole surface and rinse in warm water. You can pat dry, but I would still let the figure dry over night after cleaning. It is very important that you use a soft bristle brush; Medium or harder can scratch the surface of your miniature.
  2. Once dry, coat lightly with a spray on primer; you'll need to get all angles. I prefer white as, with the black plastic, it is easier to see how evenly I've coated. Let dry. For me, this is over night due to my schedule, but it should be dry for painting in 2-3 hours.
  3. At this point, you're clear to start painting. Use light coats. The thinner your coats, the more detail that will be maintained. You can use matte acrylic medium to thin the paints out. For me, this takes place over multiple evenings. However, if you find that you can switch between different parts of the miniature or between other miniatures as they dry, you can work continuously, switching whenever you need to let a coat of paint dry (5-10 minutes ish). I'll provide more thoughts on the actual painting in a response.
  • Matte Medium
  • Brushes ; On the last few I did, I just used cheap brushes from hobby lobby. However, this is the set I'll be trying out on the Catfolk I primed last night.
  • Reaper Paints ; Reaper MSP is the line I prefer to use for most of my paints. For some technical paints, I'll go to citadel's line, but you can achieve the same results by getting your own base materials and mixing with your Reaper or other base line of paints.
  • Color Pallete Design a color pallete for your project before you start!
  1. Once you are satisfied with it's appearance and everything is dry, coat with a spray gloss enamel; give 3 or 4 coats in accordance with your products directions. For me, that's 15 minutes between coats.
  1. (Optional) if you want to reduce the shine of the gloss enamel, follow with 1-3 coats of a matte spray enamel. This also has the advantage of being obvious when your enamel starts to wear off. If you see shiny spots on your mini, it's time to recoat.
u/Blusttoy · 6 pointsr/Gunpla

I personally swear by Mr Super Clear

Having tried Tamiya, Mr Hobby and Krylon, Mr Super Clear is very forgiving in terms of topcoating. My general experience is that Krylon's particles feels somewhat larger than Mr Super Clear, which will result in a rougher matte finish. While Krylon is easily value for money, it's also meant for larger objects, such as handicraft or table showpieces.

Mr Hobby feels the same as My Super Clear but the small can finishes up quickly. Note that different paint bases may "eat" another layer. For non-painted kits, it's fine but for painted, it's one of the important considerations

Tamiya is also a decent brand but I felt that I needed more coats to achieve the same result as Mr Super Clear.

When I have issues with frosting, a quick layer of Mr Super Clear Gloss will clear the frosting, and I'll matte topcoat it on another day, and the previous frosting will not be noticeable.

An example of my OOB Marasai that was topcoated with Mr Super Clear

The O with the matte coat, doing a decent job hiding the decal edges as well after Mr Mark setter and softer

Don't mind the titanium finish Sinanju, that's uncoated. The Sazabi was matte coated

RG stickers after being topcoated

However, if you're asking for topcoat using an airbrush, I do not have an airbrush set, so am unable to provide any opinion.

u/TemptedTemplar · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Plan out your color and drawing first of all. If its something super simple like white, black, red, blue, or yellow, there could just be a primer spray in that color.

So you would just wash the shells with warm water, soap, and one of those yellow/green sponges. as the green scour pad is almost rough enough to remove the top layer of material. Which is about as rough as you want it.

Once theyre clean and dry, hit it with the primer. one good coat from about 12 to 16 inches away should be fine. If you want it really thin, then two single passes (ensuring to cover all of the outside) should suffice.

If the primer is the color you want, then skip this. but if you want a different color, i would suggest Krylon matte spray paints. REALLY THIN COATS, letting it dry in between each one. Until your desired level of color is achieved.

If at any point they begin to "feel" different, you can hit them with a super fine sand paper until they feel nice again.

once your color is down, do your drawing or painting.

Then use a Crystal clear acrylic finish. Similar fashion as to how you applied your primer and paints.

If it goes on too thick, then hit it with a second coat. Let that dry, then hit it with the sand paper.

Clean that off and you can polish it with water and a super fine grit sandpaper.

u/fxakira · 2 pointsr/Gunpla

If you live in the US, you can get Krylon Matte Finish at walmart for pretty cheap. Art supply stores like Michaels carry them, but is usually more expensive. This is the CHEAP option.


Otherwise, your other options for hobby-grade top coat are Tamiya, Mr. Color (like this Flat topcoat), Model Masters, and Testors are brands I have tried and work well. I usually can get 2-3 cans of the krylon for the price of 1 of the hobby-grade top coat. HOWEVER, the hobby-grade ones produce a much better finish, especially if you want semi-gloss or gloss.


If you panel it now, you can return to paint it later without too much hassle. You can use isopropyl alcohol 91% with a toothpick to remove the ink in the panel line. If you topcoat it, and depends on the topcoat you use, you will have to soak the parts in the appropriate solution to strip it (I was able to strip the Krylon using Isopropyl alcohol 91%, and Model Masters / Testors with this stuff. Haven't tried the Tamiya or Mr. Color yet, although I think it can also be stripped by the Super Clean stuff).


Sorry for the wall of text, and best of luck!

u/GOpencyprep · 0 pointsr/IDAP

Thanks dude! And, yeah that's an awesome design, I think it'd make a cool deck too.

I'll let you in on a secret that took me forever to figure out: the best way to make masking / stencils is to get yourself some transparency sheets, like the kind used for overhead projectors in school, and then take a marker and draw what you want to spray through (best way to make stencils). Then take a 'wood burning kit' (which is just a low-heat soldering gun pretty much) and use it to "trace" your lines on the transparancy sheet, do it light and quick and it'll cut the parts out that you want - afterwards you'll be left with a mask or stencil that's much stronger than paper, easy to clean, and the wood engraver allows you to make more detailed and smoother cuts than if you were masking with tape, or cutting out of cardboard or card stock.

When you finish your painting, you'll want to give it a light coat of clear spray finish, and when that dries hit it with a coact of actual clear coat - I use minwax - that''s 'satin' (which is their way of saying 'matte') listed there but I prefer mine to be gloss. It's important that you hit it with the spray finish first, because it'll seal the paint, and the minwax may cause it to run if you don't. I use a lot of markers in my paintings and minwax will absolutely make them bleed and run if I don't seal them first.

You also want to seal it because the acrylic will easily chip off the deck

Like I said, also be aware that painting on a deck is A LOT different than painting on canvas, the deck will cause the acrylic to paint much faster than canvas so you lose that 'wet period' you normally have to blend paint.

Good luck, post a picture when you finish it! And feel free to drop me a line if you have any other questions.

u/kingvortigern · 2 pointsr/minipainting

A few questions, followed by some suggestions:

Do you use your Citadel paint right out of the bottle? You might lose some of that gloss if you dilute your paint, which is something nearly all good painters recommend. I used the Citadel paints right out of the bottle for years, without knowing that. Thin the paint to the consistency of milk, more or less.

Yes, you should use a sealer, absolutely. Yes it does protect the final finish, but judicious use of it can help in other ways. But a matte sealer is critical. You can spray the entire finished piece with matte sealer, but that can ruin some of your metallic finishes. What I sometimes do is finish the piece, spray the entire thing with one or two LIGHT coats (always) of matte sealer. Then if you have any pieces of armor, or glass, or anything that should be shiny, you can then apply gloss or satin sealer with a brush to those areas to those areas only to bring the shine back. But truly, the matte brush on sealer, (or matte paints) really adds to the "realism" of the piece.

Also get some "flow-aid" and add a drop to your shades and washes. It helps break up the surface tension and helps the paint move around into the crevices. Try

For an excellent spray matte sealer try this one. Been around for years and still one of the best flat finishes out there:

Finally, go to CMON and download this painting guide if you've got an extra 10 bucks laying around. Very good guide, even for the pro.

And don't forget to visit Sign up for his newsletter, he sends out free tutorials every week. Also check out his Youtube channel.

Keep it up, nice work!

u/FuckMeUpButtercup · 2 pointsr/bulletjournal

I haven't used it for makeup, but I've been using this stuff for a few years for art-related projects. One quick coat works like a charm and keeps most of my projects from smearing and transferring. On things that have a lot of pigment, I sometimes use a second coat just to be sure.

Krylon K01306 Workable Fixatif Spray Clear, 11-Ounce Aerosol

I've also used AquaNet hairspray in the past and gotten similar results.

If I were to use tape, I'd think just a clear packing tape of sorts could work? Hmm. Now I'm curious. Haha. Regardless, good luck with it all!

u/anathemas · 2 pointsr/Coloring

Hope you find something you like. :)

I just realized I forgot a couple of things, and Amazon is working again, yay!

Krylon setting spray - it's the only setting spray I've ever used, but it sets well, as long as you don't try to change it - quite easy to edit imo (you can look at my recent post, Greyscale portrait, to see that it didn't stop me from editing at all -- and that picture was months old.

Also, I got this lapdesk when I had surgery but still been pretty useful when I want to go outside or color in bed.

My top recs would BV electric eraser and the blending pencils, but I've included everything I consider worth having. :)

u/trevortypes · 7 pointsr/Sneakers

Couldnt resist the sns sale on this pair for about $130. and i knew id be blacking out that boost before i bought. (sorry dont see it available any longer, but its on goat and stockx for 120-160ish depending on size.) i wanted to try the full angelus method since heskicks said it lasted on youtube, and it took me 3 days on and off this weekend.

full photo album progress here with comparison pix in different steps of the method and against "OEM" black adidas boost


Day 1 – deglaze and dye. Deglazed before dinner, painted dye layer 1, wait 10 mins then dye layer 2. Let dry overnight.

Day 2 – Dye reducer. Feelgoodkicks on youtube said this was important to eliminate cracking and that purpleish sharpie-like tint, so I tried it. Make sure to very lightly roll a Q-tip over your dye work, otherwise else you can completely remove all your work. Later that day I painted with the flat black paint. Waited 10 mins then did a 2nd layer.

Day 3 – Acrylic Paint. Wait 10 mins and do a 2nd layer. Still looked too glossy to me, so I masked the upper and sprayed with krylon later that day. And a 2nd layer a few mins after as the instructions state to get my finished product. Also added alternate laces and gunmetal grey aglets. Didnt end up using the mink oil since Im worried the boost will gloss up, but I still might try some later.


With any painting, take your time and do LIGHT layers to prevent chipping/cracking as much as possible.

I didnt mask the upper when painting since i went slowly, but paint brushes are actually easier to use very close to the primeknit than the sharpies were. I normally painted that upper edge first, then used a larger brush to paint the main part of the boost.

Krylon spray was a must. Album has a comparison photo with just angelus finish and its super glossy compared to the krylon finish. Using krylon finish alone, however, the paint rubbed off the boost whenever i touched it. so gotta do both

PREVIOUS POST (sharpie method)

Since the previous sharpie method rubbed off a bit on my fingers, I retouched with the anglus acrylic finish and then krylon again to get it more matte. Seemed to do the job.

I think for the sharpie method id have to add deglazer and angelus finish. so a total of 4 purchases would be good (deglazer, sharpie, angelus acrylic finish, krylon matte finish)


Angelus Leather Preparer & Deglazer 4 Oz - $6.60

Angelus Brand Leather Dye W/applicator - 3 Oz ''Jet Black'' - $6.75

Angelus Acrylic 4 Ounce Paint (Flat Black) - $8.49

Angelus Brand Acrylic Leather Paint Matte Finisher No. 620 - 4oz - $7.59

Krylon Matte Finish - $3.47

Heartybay Nylon Paint Brush Set - $5.98

u/iDingo91 · 1 pointr/Gunpla

I believe I have finally decided on my first Gunpla, the HG Age II Magnum and want to make sure the items I have added to my Amazon cart are ideal or not for a beginner/future use for HG and MG kits. The list is as follows:

  • Gundam Model Builder's Cutting Mat 12"x9"
  • Findfly 9Pcs Gundam Model Tool Kit
  • Gundam Marker Value Set
  • Mr. Super Clear Flat Spray
  • Bamboo Skewers
  • Alligator Clips
  • ScotchBlue Painter's Tape
  • Styrofoam Blocks

    I know that this sub has a list of tools and tutorials, but because I'm trying to budget, I was thinking no more than $100 would be ideal for me to start with. Since I'm beginning with HG models, I don't think I need a full set of Gundam markers, but if it's needed/required/highly suggested, I might pick them up as well.

    So I have read and seen that top coating and panel lining are essential for MG models to make them pop. Are they just as essential for HG model kits? Looking at pictures of the Age II Magnum I'm planning on getting from Amazon, it doesn't seem to have a lot of indents for panel lining. Of course, I could be wrong and be blind as a bat. If I don't do any sort of panel lining, is it still a good idea to add a top coat regardless?

    Also, how soon can one get into MG kits? I was originally going to jump straight into either the MG GM Sniper II or the RX-78-2 Ver 3.0 but after doing some research over the past few days, I've decided I'll be doing a few HG's to begin with as I haven't built model kits since I was like 7 or 8 with my dad. I'm thinking after the Age II Magnum, I was thinking about getting either the HG Double O Diver or the HG 00 Shia Qan[T]. Maybe after I complete the 3 HG's I've listed, is it possible to jump to the the GM Sniper II?


  • Are the items I have listed a good starting point?

  • Is a full set of Gundam Markers a necessity for HG/beginners?

  • Are panel lining and top coatings important for HG model kits?

  • Is it okay to use top coat on an HG model if no panel lining is used?

  • Edit Do people usually top coat the accessories? I can't seem to find any info on that.

  • What color panel lining pens do people normally use based on different parts of Gunpla's?

  • What level of skill should one be at before getting into MG model kits?

u/silverwolf294 · 3 pointsr/tamagotchi

Ok so I havent try this on my Tamas but seeing how the shell is plastic it might work and be a better solution than nail polish. My other hobby is building plastic models and I use a clear plastic top coat to protect them. Needless to say protect the screen with masking tape before doing that, a few light coats should do the trick. Here is what I use:

Mr. Top Coat Flat Spray

Also your local hobby store like Michael and Hobby Lobby should have other options. Just make sure they are Flat or Matte not glossy.

u/Friendly_Commissar · 1 pointr/Warhammer40k

Like aura_enchanted said, you won't need to mix it with anything. If you already have the Agathrax Earth, then that's fine, but if you're going to order it, actually order this instead. It's much closer to the old Devlan Mud than the new Agathrax Earth is. Edit to Add: Here's a great review/tutorial on using Secret Weapon Washes, look at the example given of the Skaven Clanrat -- that's what I want you to do to this model. You'll be amazed at the results.

And yes, the stuff you linked to is the stuff. You can also use Army Painter's Matte Anti-Shine. If you want the paint to last a long time, spray with a gloss sealer first. But the last step when you finish a model, especially if you wash it, is to spray a light coating of anti-shine. It's amazing how much it improves miniatures and makes them look more realistic.

u/kyriose · 2 pointsr/guildball

My recommended buying list for a new painter is:


  • Nippers
  • Hobby Knife
  • Thinning Medium
  • Glue
  • Glue Accelerant
  • Brush Cleaner
  • Palette


  • Primer
    ○ Grey is standard, white if you're painting a majority of light colors, and black if the majority is dark.
  • Matte Varnish


  • Brushes
    ○ Round 0
    ○ Round 1
    ○ Round 2

    All in all it should be around $60 USD for the tools and about $40 USD for the brushes. However, this list gives you every tool you will need to get started and to continue with the hobby. Nt all of this is required, but it is nice to have.

    This is just what I like to have on hand, this does not reflect the "perfect list". I hope it helps :)
u/o0BlackDragon0o · 1 pointr/Gunpla

Take your time to clean nub marks, it really does make a massive difference at the end, and is totally worth the time it takes.

as for other stuff that really makes a difference, get a panel line marker, they are dirt cheap and make so much difference to a kit.

the final thing is to get some matte clear coat, this gets rid of the "plastic" look to a kit, you will need to get a specialist one for plastic tho, so it get a little more expensive, a can like the one linked would last for 6-7 hg kits easily. if you have a games workshop near you as well, they also sell clear coat, though i would only reccomend this if you cant get mr. super clear or tamita stuff shipped to you, as its more expensive in my experience.

Good luck building your kit and welcome to the hobby!

u/CheshireM · 9 pointsr/minipainting

These are really excellent for first minis, there's a ton you did right:

  • Neat and clean areas of color
  • Good shading
  • Edge-highlighting of consistent width
  • Some fun technical effects like blood
  • Actually good eyes (seriously this is super difficult to do well)

    It looks like you used some sort of gloss varnish on them, and if I were to offer one piece of advice, it would be to ditch the gloss and use a matte finish like Testor's Dullcote. You can even spray these guys with a matte varnish to tone down their current glossiness.
u/corejh · 3 pointsr/minipainting

I agree they're definitely too glossy. I've been using Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Matte Sealer, but it doesn't seem to go on matte at all. Maybe I need a few more passes? I also ordered a can of Testor's Spray Lacquer because that's what I saw Sorastro using in some of his guides. Any other recommendations for products that would give me a better matte finish?

Funny you pointed out the black and red, those were the only colors I used straight from the bottle and didn't mix with anything. I'll definitely try to thin them out next time.

Thanks for the critique!

u/tarmogoyf · 1 pointr/Tau40K

IDK if Citadel makes one specifically, I'm sure they do, but like a lot of their products, you're often better off getting a different brand that's just as good quality (and frequently better) as well as being cheaper.


What I personally use is Testors clear:


You don't have to use a lot, just enough to get an even coat over the whole miniature. Be sure to spray this outside or in a well-ventilated area. Also, don't forget that when you're done coating your models, to hold the spray can upside down and spray the excess for a couple seconds until it's just spraying the medium -- that way it clears out the spray mechanism. If you don't, it'll be clogged up next time you go to use it. This is true for all kinds of spray cans, including primers -- it's a common rookie mistake, so just mentioning it in case you haven't worked with this stuff yet.

u/Kalzic · 1 pointr/Gunpla

I have a few questions about enamel washing. I'm planning on using: Panel-Accent-Color and


Are there any alternatives to the thinner that I can use that are sold locally?

My real questions come with the step process of the enamel wash. I've been looking at multiple guides and reddit post and they differ. From what I've come to understand the step are as follows:

1)Before panel lining, apply a top coat.

2)enamel wash

3)Cotton swab and thinner

4)Final top coat, if I'm done building.

For my top coat I'm planning on using Matte Top coat. So if I'm using these materials, I would spray the part with the top coat, then I would apply the panel lines with the Tamiya panel line product, using the thinner I would carefully and gently clean the blobs that are outside of the panel lines. After I'm all done, I would spray one final top coat.

If I'm using these exact same materials does my coat before panel washing have to be different than my top coat when I'm done building?

I'm not planning on painting the kits any time soon.(Underlined text are the questions)

Sorry for the lengthy post and thanks for your help!

u/peniny · 2 pointsr/DIY

on my most recent bouquet i used this and so far so good with it! although in the past i've honestly just used regular hairspray and that's worked just as well.

just remember that they will be brittle no matter what so i suggest putting them in a plastic box if you're just wanting to store them or a glass display case (like this or this - or even a shadow box that can be found at most craft stores!) if you want them on display!

if they've made it this far, putting them in a protective case is probably your best bet overall because the moisture is already dried out & they're more at risk of being damaged by being bumped & moved than anything else really.

hope this was somewhat helpful & best of luck!! :)

u/Taurothar · 2 pointsr/DIY

A high temp barbeque paint would work wonderfully for what you're looking for. You're only painting the handles, which won't be in direct contact with food I assume. There are a few colors available, but pretty limited, so a varied stripe pattern might work.

They're designed for a grill which is near high temperatures and food safely, but not in direct contact with the food. You could check with the customer support at Rust-Oleum to be sure it's safe on kitchen cookware but I can't see a reason it wouldn't be.

u/signint · 1 pointr/Gunpla

First I'll answer your last question, no, there is nothing wrong with not painting or going all out on a model. Like you said, you have only been at this for a few months and it is always best to start small. If you keep at it, who knows, months down the road you may be making your own custom models. That being said, lets see what I can suggest for getting the best out of your model without putting a ton of time (or money) into it. The first few things I would pick up are:

u/mrthirsty15 · 2 pointsr/terraino

I'm a really big fan of liquitex paints from hobby lobby. Big bottles are great and you can just dump a ton of paint on it. They're actually pretty good quality acrylics, and I use them for larger monsters/minis... although the pigments aren't small enough to use with small detail work.


Also, I almost always just base my terrain with either black, gray, or white primer. Then apply my paints in layered highlights until I get the effect I want. It works well enough and saves a significant amount of time.

(The red primer is actually a nice brown, and I use it as my basecoat for most things wooden. I just apply a highlight of a light brown acrylic and I'm done)

EDIT: I just realized this is Terraino subreddit. Careful with this paint on foam as I've only tested it on 3D printed and injection molded parts.

u/heyredridinghood · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Thank you! Yes, I use acrylics and then I spray it all with a Clear coat spray paint for plastic. I personally recommend this one if you are intersted.

n_n No problem! I hope you have fun. Please please please share how you paint him when you get to him.

u/PcFish · 5 pointsr/cosplay

Suit: Cosplaysky Medium. Jacket (Under the vest thing) was short. Didn't tuck into the pants well. I rolled it up and put it under the vest. Under shirt was too small and hood too big so I used a scuba hood. Belt was too large as well, had my mom sew it to make it shorter. I'm 5'7, 40" chest, 32" waist for reference.

Helmet: Xcoser (Paid $30 for it on eBay. Came with a flaw so ended up with 2!). Painted it Rustoleum wine and black. I liked the black face so kept it. 2 coats of flat clear coat. Lenses are made from a soda bottle and car tints then I glued them in.

Chain and gun were from Amazon.

Kept the boots and gloves from my black suit Daredevil from last year.

Happy how this turned out. Won second place in a cosplay contest!

I'll need to revisit the eyes in the future. These were done with scraps at home.

u/Javbw · 13 pointsr/pics

There is a name for the specific ype of spray just to protect "smudgeable" work - "Fixatif"

Here's one from Krylon.

People use it when they "finish" a section and want to protect it as they move onto another - but are still able to go back and add additions on top if desired. Its basically invisible.

I imagine once your are totally finished, a flat clear laquer would seal everything and prevent it from ever being changed again.

Keep up the great art!

u/flarg76 · 8 pointsr/Gunpla

First off, Welcome to /r/Gunpla and the plastic crack hobby

A few simple things that I think can help make a kit pop for cheap are

1.) Panel lining- basically just drawing in those recessed grooves that are all over. It gives depth and brings out details. The ones i use are like this. Brown for reddish colors, grey for light, and black for darker plastic. Usually $2-4 per marker depending on how you buy em

2.) Nub removal- there are tons of resources for how to do this "properly" and everyone finds their own way. The general consensus is first cut about halfway between the runner (the rounded pipe like stuff that all the parts come in) and the gate (where the runner narrows down and connect to the piece you are actually using).
Then using an exacto knife cut that remaining little bit off and buff the rest with high grit sandpaper 500 or higher works well. Its ok to be a little bit sloppy here because...

3.) Top coat- This stuff will coat the model and make all those sand marks go away. It also makes the model look less "plasticy" and more like the "real" thing. There are primarily 3 types: Matte/flat which is not shiny at all like a military vehicle would be, gloss which is very shiny like a sports car, and satin which is somewhere in between. I prefer matte lke this. Just pop the arms and legs off and spray.

From there you can get into the deeper stuff if you are so inclined such as painting, modding and scratch building. There are plenty of great resources here such as the sidebar guide or falldog's guide which is how I learned.

Sorry for the long post but,

Happy Building!

u/Stone-Bear · 37 pointsr/DIY

This is really awesome. I still have parts of this helmet printed but never finished it (its on the list). I'm a prop maker by trade and I just wanted to give you some tips for further smoothing if you're ever so inclined to do more :D

Several layers of filler primer gets rid of the minor print lines on all surfaces. 3-4 layers with sanding in between gets rid of all of them and they come out crazy smooth. Bondo Spot putty is also amazing for anything else the filler primer may have missed.

Another material I've seen used for smooth is wall spackle! Its a bit easier to manage than Bondo/filler primer and a bit easier to sand. note: It does not like to be wet sanded lol.

For example, here's a mask I finished. printed & finished

here's a mask in different phases of finishing

If any one else is interested, I have a full tutorial on this process here

u/SkillfulApple · 1 pointr/smashbros

Maybe something like this could help. At least that's what I would buy. All of the wood varnish I would know needs to be applied with a brush, I don't know if yours is the same way. A spray coating like this will make it super easy to not have drips and get a perfect even coating.

u/Elise_Grimwald · 1 pointr/cosplay

I have been using mod podge, so that part is good. I haven't been watering it down, though--does that really have any effect on anything?
And as for clear coat, you all mean this, right?
basically, anyway. I am stupid not to just have figured that out earlier, lol. >_<;. This stuff won't eat my foam, since it has been primed, right?
And I have another question, pertaining to Plasti-Dip:
Can I use regular acrylics on it, and can I apply it OVER mod podge? I have been mod podging everything right now, but I would like to try Plasti-Dip for my elbow armor/over elbow armor, shoe armor, and 'corset' (the armor looks like a corset), so they don't break. Those are the foam pieces I am the most concerned about, because they look like they'd be the most fragile. I have also already put news paper over the elbow piece (there were some areas I needed to fix, so I fixed them, and am using the paper to hide it), and will that work, with the plasti-dip? That is also mod podged, too. Also, does the clear plasti-dip work as well as the other colors? Every video I see uses black, so I thought I'd ask, before buying it.
Also, from what I understand, plasti-dip needs a respirator to be used. I get that. But if I go outside with my work, even if I have one, will the smell get into the house? My mom has respiratory issues, and I am kind of afraid of the smell seeping through the walls because of that.

u/Magnetar12358 · 2 pointsr/alitabattleangel

The charcoal contrast looks great. I found this video which is very relevant to your drawing. It's a mixed graphite/charcoal drawing of the beautiful Audrey Hepburn. She has jet black hair like Alita in the reference photo.

Yes, use graphite first and then charcoal last. You can prevent smudging by using a piece of paper to rest your drawing hand. When you're finished with your art, you can spray it with a fixative like this which has a matte finish.

Here's a secret weapon to use for values: a value chart. Our eyes deceive us. When dark values are next to semi-dark values, the semi-dark value can appear much lighter than it is. Print out the chart and place it on the reference picture and all areas where the value changes on Alita's face. You'll get a sense of how dark or light the values are in the reference. Then use that value chart on different areas of your drawing and you'll know where you need to darken or lighten.

Here's another secret weapon: the proportional divider. You don't need to use grid lines. Actually you can use none or only a few lines. Some people claim it's cheating, but that's nonsense. You still have to draw the picture and it will improve your sense of proportion. Here's the dirty secret: many portrait artists will use it to check their drawing. They will draw it freehand, but will check the proportions with the divider or compass or pencil. Here's the quick video and here's the longer video by an art teacher.

I don't see many comments on actual technique, but I believe sharing ideas is very important.

u/Alyathea · 5 pointsr/3DS

best markers I've found are POSCA paint markers.

I would do a light sanding with 800 grade sand paper on them, prime them with the backing color you want, and let it dry. Then you can draw on them and clear coat.

I recommend doing it this way, as sometimes if you don't prep the plate first the clear coat can have weird effects.

The items I've used:

The primer you can use black/white/any color for backing, and I use the same brand in a clear matte finish for the clear coat.

u/SovereignGFC · 4 pointsr/3Dprinting

For me high speed (Dremel/finishing sander) sanding on PLA only made things worse.

The plastic started to melt into the sandpaper, ruining the sandpaper quickly without accomplishing much.

If the details of the print can survive it, the best way to finish PLA is to hide everything under primer paint.

Hit the PLA with 120 and 220 sandpaper by hand. Light and slow are the operative words here--plus patience. 120 may not be needed or may even be counter-productive on 0.1/0.05mm parts.

Do a second pass with 400 grit. The part should be relatively smooth to the touch.

Then I apply filler primer (smaller details, not going to sand, don't want to smother) or sandable filler primer (flat surfaces, larger details, both details and surfaces can be sanded by hand).

Filler primer of either sort works best in many light coats rather than a few heavy applications.

Sand filler primer with 400 (or 220 if there's somehow too much of it). You can even step up to 800, 1000, 1500, and 2000 (I did this to ONE part). Again, light and slow or the sandpaper will quickly pick up paint that is now mashed in, ruining it. Don't bother hitting the PLA with anything above 400 grit--it doesn't work well and eats through sandpaper. You're better off using higher grits on the paint rather than the part.

Finally apply whatever paint or other colors you want on top of the primer.

I highly recommend a competent "shop-vac" to contain dust and lengthen the lifetime of your sandpaper. If you don't sand too "hard" most of the plastic/paint will vacuum right out, greatly extending the lifetime of each piece.

u/mastaberg · 1 pointr/XWingTMG

You can put a matte varnish on if you'd like. I don't usually because the paint holds up pretty good if you treat it well. If you do a varnish for the whole model definitely go matte to maintain the look. Only use a rattle can version. I've used the tester's one a lot:

u/Deoxysprime · 2 pointsr/Gunpla

I'm based out of the US so I don't know what brands are available to you. I've used two brands:

Krylon: I bought a big can like this from a local hardware store for about 3 USD. It does an okay job. It's a sort of flat finish but there's still a touch of shine to it. For bulk spraying it seems like a good deal but it's not the most beautiful finish. I assume most of the clear flat/matte sprays will be roughly this quality. One of these has lasted me through like 4 or 5 HG kits so far.

Testors: I bought some of this from a local hobby shop for about 5 USD per can. It's a lot less spray for a bit more money but the finish on this was great. One of these seems to do one or two HG kits.

u/SifuSeafood · 3 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

Materials you need

Duck Brand Silver Mirror tape

Matte finish spray paint. I had left over Dullcote. I would suggest lacquer based spray paint as it has high durability and enamel being next best option.

Not really required. Adhesion promoter from automotive retailer (Autozone/ O'reilly's, NAPA, etc)
I'd suggest applying adhesion promoter primer + lacquer/enamel based clear coat for the best results. I kind of regret skipping the primer as my top coat has already been scraped.

I sprayed the
entire* case. I didn't like the gloss finish.

Spray multiple light coats and be patient. Don't let anything pool and/or run.

As for the tape, just cut to size and stick it on the bottom. I covered like 90%. You can probably be meticulous and cover more than I did. Now that I write this, maybe sticking some on the bottom of the PCB will help as well. Just make sure not to cover the RGB lights, of course.

u/h-e-a-t-h-e-r · 4 pointsr/Journaling

The biggest downfall to pencil is it's not permanent, it can so easily be smudged or potentially worn down and you won't be able to read it anymore. However, you could use something like Krylon Spray Fixatif to help preserve it. I mean, there are notebooks and files from decades ago that'd been written in pencil and they're still legible, so if you take care of it, it should be fine.

Don't wait for a particular day or time, start right now!

As for privacy, I'm gonna repeat the advice I gave to someone else. I don't know how old you are, but if you're old enough to make purchases on your own, the company Vaultz makes locking boxes in a bunch of different sizes and they're pretty affordable. You can search on Amazon for "Vaultz lock box." Depending on how many journals you have and the dimensions of the book(s), another option would be a locking bag, the kind companies use for night deposits. Also something you can find on Amazon, I think "locking money bag" should bring up different options. The bag would be easier to hide, you can put it inside your pillow or under your mattress.

u/PretttyFly4aWhiteGuy · 7 pointsr/MouseReview

This is what i used and it seemed to dry completely: Rust-Oleum 249087 Painter's Touch Multi Purpose Spray Paint, 12-Ounce, Matte Clear

I already tried the 3m rubberized undercoating with automotive paint next and then the clear coat on top of that on an old final mouse to test it out and it turned out GREAT looks and feel wise ... but I made the mistake of trying to coat the side buttons as well and ended up making them too bulky to fit through the hole...also I think I just did too many coatings of the undercoating in general on the entire body which made the side button hole smaller as I just sort of stopped messing with it for the time being seeing as I can’t really order replacement side buttons from FM..

I will definitely be trying it out on another old mouse soon though to perfect what I learned the first time around and tweak that before I do it to a mouse I actually use. I’ll post a picture of my fm in a bit though...

u/bigboij · 3 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

i dont think you need any liquid sander, i'd just was the case with soap and water, dry well then wipe down with isopropyl alcohol.

Hit it with a plastic primer (white so you dont need as much paint to cover up the black. this will also help smooth out the texture so you get a smoother shinier finish

get some krylon fusion paint (its maid for plastic specifically) and spray it. it should already be pretty smooth and glossy if you want to got a step further get a spray on clearcoat gloss you can add a couple layers of this to help protect the paint give you a super glossy finish.

u/Shenaniganz08 · 2 pointsr/Gunpla

>gave a cast iron texture to it.

in other words you oversprayed

I highly recommend Krylon Acrylic Flat topcoat. Its not the best you can buy but its the best bang for your buck. It goes on sale from time to time, I got 4 large cans for $4 each a couple months ago, its back up to $7 shipped free on Amazon

u/Dim5678 · 2 pointsr/3Dprinting

There are many ways to do this. If you print with ABS, acetone vapor smoothing is a pretty good option. You can also try a clear coat paint, or simply sand the object with sandpaper. There are also more novel coatings such as xtc-3d, but those tend to be pretty expensive. The method you proposed with gorilla glue might work, though you might want to thin it down with a solvent such as denatured alcohol to make it easier to apply and not have visible brush marks.

u/Leo-Tyrant · 2 pointsr/Gunpla

The major impact is due to the Matte top coat:

Mr. Top Coat Flat Spray

They are VERY cheap in Japan but good luck importing them at a good price.

u/Trainn51 · 1 pointr/Gunpla

I'm planning on top coating some HGs. I'm also using gundam markers for small details and the pour type markers for panel lines. Which top coat would be better: tamiya, mr. hobby top coat, mr. premium top coat spray, or mr. super clear, or maybe anyone have other recommendations?

u/ablesisters · 17 pointsr/BeautyGuruChatter

Art major here, fixative is a really good idea!

That fixative you linked is resin based, and the shadow would still be a little workable/moveable under that fixative. An acrylic-based fixative spray would work better as a final sealant as it would create an almost plastic-like protective finish on the page: is one example.

No matter what fixative you're using, it's important to do a patch test first because fixatives can darken/alter the color of certain mediums. It's also important to work in light layers in a very well ventilated area!

u/elescapo · 2 pointsr/ageofsigmar

I use this stuff. A bit pricey, but can be found at lower prices than Amazon if you look around. Works great. Nice flat finish. (If you want certain parts to be shiny you will need to go over them afterward with 'Ard Coat or some other gloss medium.)

u/ligglo · 0 pointsr/3Dprinting

There isn't a way to do it without having seam lines, and you, being the one that made it, will always see them. Some people may not notice them for a while, but upon close inspection they will become obvious.

All props that I have made have peen printed, assembled, finished, in that order. If you want to keep the stainless steel pla visible, there isn't really anything I can think to do. In terms of part assembly I trust nothing but Krazy Glue. It dries in about 10 seconds, and another 30 seconds or so and the bond is stronger than the later bonds of PETG, which is known for its layer strength. Absolute nightmare if you mess up. If you do mess up, or are not confident on the seam, separate immediately.

If you're looking to go the painting route then I would assemble it, fill the gaps with some Bondo. Wait for it to dry, sand it flush, use some Filler Primer, then spray paint it. Once painted, cover in a Clear Coat so the paint doesn't rub off.

If you have any more questions feel free to ask and I'll get back to you.

u/CampBenCh · 2 pointsr/rockhounds

Yes there is a clear coat you can spray on. It's cheap and easy and you get what you pay for (not as good as a real polishing).

You can use any clear lacquer. I've used this before on rocks

u/marctyme · 1 pointr/ageofsigmar

For Testors, is this the product you use? It’s what comes up when I search Dullcote

Testors Spray Lacquer 3oz, Clear Coat

2. From your description it sounds like you paint the Quickshade on with old brushes as opposed to full on “dipping” the model in the Quickshade which is what is is shown in the guide. This is just for control/reduces amount I’m assuming? Is dipping the mini straight in there too much?

3. I havent had too many issues with mold lines (fingers crossed) thus far, what bothers me is slight gaps, like on the breast/collar bones of my hexwraiths mounts. Would you recommend a sliver of green stuff (haven’t touched it yet) or something for this? I could just be a sloppy gluer but in my experience sometimes these gaps seem unavoidable. Thoughts?

4. It’s funny you mention the palette, I lurked for awhile before jumping in with models and paints and so a wet palette was one of the first this i tried and didn’t use the right materials and it was too thin and so had to do more work/coats than necessary and ended up with not great results anyway :( it’s more correct now. Not perfect but better.

5. I’m pretty well through beating up my first set of brush so I think I’m ready to re-up. I think I’ll go for a few nice detail brushes and a cheaper utility set elsewhere, so if you have any recommendations, lemme know!

6. If I want bases for certain models or to kitbash some graveyard markers, where should I pick those up? eBay is full of knock offs that look untrustworthy or wouldn’t look right. Do you just get them straight from GW?

7. On that same subject, I want a dark if not black resident evil/silent hill style moonlight graveyard basing for my models, Any leads where I could find materials for this? I don’t want the typical tufts of grass or snow or rubble I see elsewhere.

Thanks again!

Edit: bad at words

u/Fongore · 1 pointr/Gunpla

So I'm trying Mr. Super Clear Matte for the first time and got a couple questions. If Im doing "light" coats how many coats should I do? How much drying time should I allow between each coat? Thanks!

u/twistedweasel · 2 pointsr/BeginnerWoodWorking

You can use a clear acrylic spray. I have used such things on top of paint and on bare wood before. They work pretty well. Something like this (although I haven't used this particular one)

u/CivilC · 2 pointsr/Gunpla

If you're painting a model kit, try your best to acquire paints and topcoats specifically for plastic/plastic models. If you're in the US, Testors, Tamiya, and even Krylon can work as good flat coats and each brand has a respective gloss and semigloss spray.

u/rockstang · 1 pointr/smoking

That is all just surface level rust and blemishes. You could clean that up to look new pretty easily or keep it as is and it would be just fine. Just make sure to use the [right kinda paint] ( if you're planning on refacing.

u/Latentk · 1 pointr/discgolf

If she makes it a semi hobby you may want to test a few products as it probably depends on the disc and plastic used.

Of the several I looked up, something like this may be a good bet

It's relatively cheap and acrylic is great as it should prevent nearly everything minus perhaps sun bleaching. It also should be hair thin also making these discs tournament legal.

u/masgrimes · 1 pointr/Calligraphy

haha. Yea, I thought it was a cool element, anyway. :)

Yes, I did! I sprayed it in two coats with Krylon Workable Fixatif. from about 12 inches back.

edit: added link.

u/Mcashley311 · 7 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

Special thanks to u/jack2game for the waterslide decal inspiration and tips.

Decal paper (Clear backing, for inkjet printers)

Krylon Topcoat Spray, Clear (Not currently pictured, as these are still drying. I did a test run though and it REALLY takes down the shiny “sticker” look, as well as smooths out all the edges so you don’t feel it beneath your fingers. It also adds a slightly rougher finish, that feels more similar to PBT than smooth ABS.)

u/Beadpool · 2 pointsr/MarvelLegends
  1. It’s going to be hard to match skin tones. You’ll just have to experiment. Maybe watch some videos on glazing and wet blending. Just a couple techniques that might help get two close colors to transition a bit more seamlessly.

  2. Number of layers depends on how thin the paints are and which colors you’re painting over. When starting, it’s always best to take it slow. If the paint looks good enough to cover in one layer, it’s most likely not thinned enough. Don’t rush it. Let the paint dry thoroughly before applying an additional coat.

    Depends if you want a glossier or dull finish, but something like this should be fine. Read reviews & directions. Shake well. Ventilate. Start spraying away from figure, then sweep over figure. Light coats and let dry THOROUGHLY before thinking about another layer. Mess this part up and it’s hard to go back.

    Hope this helps!
u/pipkin227 · 1 pointr/amiibo

I would bet you used latex paint. That can interact with the amiibo paint and make it permanently tacky from what I have read.

Use acrylic and something like this to seal it. You could potentially use that spray to get rid of the tacky feeling that's there now. I chose this in Matte rather than gloss.

Best case scenario, use very thin layers, but like three of them. Like dab your paint brush in water first, then layer the paint on.

u/crua9 · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

>3D prints aren't typically water-tight

I didn't know what.

Wouldn't clear coat work as well? Something like

I kinda want to make it easy to deal with since I would like to sell some. Part of the reason why I'm making a bunch of models now is because I'm looking at having a $800 printer. I would like to offset that cost and the cost of materials even if it takes a while

u/Lvcios_Lunchbox · 1 pointr/Gunpla

This community has been great with answering so many questions but this is the first time I can’t find the question I’m asking
I’m hoping to step up my building with adding paints. So my questions are
1.For now I just want to paint the Master Grades inner frame. From what I’ve gathered, this would be a neat inner frame color but do I need to prime the inner frame ?
2. Assuming the inner frame is spray painted with question 1’s spray can and I go about my regular building process, when I matte topcoat finish with this, will it react it some weird way with the inner frame color ?

u/ChikNoods · 3 pointsr/Honda

listen. after you sand and polish. Get this clear coat -- make sure you get GLOSS and makes sure its UV resistant + sticks to plastic. UV is what we're fighting. 3 LIGHT wet coats 2 minutes a part.

This is a before

This is an after with Rustoleum clear coat -- I did this about a month ago and they look exactly the same today. Car washes, rain, hot heat. perfect

full shot

u/superhole · 2 pointsr/minipainting

Definitely need new primer then. This or this is pretty good, can't really go wrong with it.

u/wakawakawomp · 1 pointr/Gunpla

2 Questions:

  1. What's the difference between these 2 'Mr. Hobby Clear Flat Spray Paint'?
    - Mr. Hobby Clear Flat Spray
    - Mr. Hobby Clear UV Cut Flat Spray
  2. Is it safe to spray lacquer paint (such as the flat top coats linked above) on bare plastic?
u/redwoodser · 3 pointsr/DIY

Should it not dry to your liking, use the glue again and do NOT dilute it with water. Then use something like this over the dried glue, because without it the shade will be a dust magnet. The spray will make it easier to clean.

u/G0ATLY · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


Working Fixitive

I really would like this because I am super paranoid about smearing artwork. I've been using hairspray, but it can warp and discolor over time. Would love to 'set' my work from session to session.

u/Veridor · 2 pointsr/chemistry

Thanks for the input. Is Crystal Clear some sort of varnish/paint/lacquer? Something like this: Krylon Crystal Clear spray,

u/honoh · 2 pointsr/howto

try using a glossy artist fixative, coat the entire glass so it won't chip away, and use two layers of coat minimum. I've used a matte finish before and that lasted three months, if you aren't using the glass then it should last forever.

Hopefully this will work just fine

Artist fixatives help avoid fading from sunlight, and since I see that's a valid concern in this thread I'd be excited to suggest this product. Us drawing types use this to protect pretty much any type of work and it's held up on my own pictures. The glass I mentioned lated for three months, but I think the fault was that I used a workable matte finish rather than and acrylic glossy. It should coat your glass in a thin film that will protect the signature just fine, if you put it in a display case or a trophy stand it ought to last forever! Hope I helped!

u/BadBrainLives · 1 pointr/BISMUTH

the crystals will be covering a 36x40" flat surface. i'm def not using nail polish on all of that. it'd take an eternity. alright, well thank you!

edit: I think this will work: and I already have a bunch that i use to preserve paintings, so should be good! let me know if you've heard otherwise about acrylic coating.

u/sharkeyx · 2 pointsr/Tyranids

Testor's dull coat, after you're done painting and before you put any flock/grass/ w/e down (as it will weight it down and can look bad), just spray them like you would with priming them (short bursts from a distance). Let that set overnight and make sure to do this outside and/or in a well ventilated area as it has a strong odor that will linger. If you have to do it outside, leave them outside for at least half an hour and you'll be good to bring them in with minimal odor to finish curing.


After that you can put down any grass/flock on the base.


One caveat, if you have a lot of metallics on your guys this will be dulling them (this is matte after all), so gotta weigh durability with shinyness for if you want to varnish them. I usually still do for miniature games like this, as things bump a lot over time and are handled a bunch. The metallics are still metallics and show, just not as nicely as they did before varnish.

u/lilyofyosemite · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

I have a bunch of F21 jewelry I like. If you're worried about it tarnishing you can use a clear spray, which helps protect the finish. I also love the earrings I got at Gap Outlet, though I'm not sure they have them online.

u/fkwillrice · 3 pointsr/watercolor101

You did a watercolor on canvas? Interesting choice, how'd that work out for you? Normally I'd say what you're looking for is a [spray fixative] ( (they sell these at art stores), but I have no idea how they work with canvas. I normally ship larger pieces in bubble mailers, and those clear plastic sleeve bag things work wonders, but I have no idea how thick your canvas is.

[This shipping method] ( is the approach I would take in your shoes, and if it were me personally I would skip the fixative. Good luck!

u/dabarisaxman · 2 pointsr/MPSelectMiniOwners

That's super cool. With your blessing, I might do something similar for a friend's upcoming wedding.

In case you haven't seen it, filler primer is amazing for priming 3d prints for paint. Give it a few coats, hit it with sand paper/files, and you get an amazing, smooth surface, but that doesn't obscure details.

u/red_cheesy_sticks · 2 pointsr/3Dprinting

I would print at the highest resolution possible. Then use a spray paint enamel protective coating. Apply multiple layers until you get a thick, glossy, smooth coat. I just tried this this past weekend and the results were pretty neat! You can still kind of see the layers, but the surface is very smooth and shiny to the tough. Plus it kept the original color of the PLA.

This is exactly what I got:

Rust-Oleum 249117 Painter's Touch Multi Purpose Spray Paint, 12-Ounce, Clear

u/alabastersweeny · 1 pointr/drums

That's an interesting idea. Whether you plan on painting the reso bass head or actually just re-coating your batter heads to save money, this stuff is a good place to start:

There might be other more textured sprays you can get, but before you spend a bunch of time and a tiny bit of money re-coating old beat up heads you might just consider how nice a brand new head would sound.

u/IRLnekomimi · 49 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

since this is a shit advice thread, next time use paint sealant. archival safe and prevents uv fading, which means it has spf and is really great for your skin, right?

u/Monkey_Deee_Luffy · 1 pointr/buildapc
This build will be able to play anything at 1080p 60fps high settings:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | Intel - Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor | $79.44 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | MSI - B250M PRO-VD Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $54.89 @ OutletPC
Memory | G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory | $65.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Crucial - MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $97.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card | Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB Windforce OC Video Card | $216.89 @ SuperBiiz
Case | Fractal Design - Focus G (White) ATX Mid Tower Case | $44.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | EVGA - 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply | $34.97 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $605.05
| Mail-in rebates | -$10.00
| Total | $595.05
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-07 00:58 EDT-0400 |

If you want 4k 60fps high settings, you're going to have to significantly increase your budget:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor | $197.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | ASRock - AB350M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $59.99 @ Newegg
Memory | G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $124.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Crucial - MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $97.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card | Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB WINDFORCE OC 8G Video Card | $514.98 @ Newegg
Case | Fractal Design - Define Mini C with Window MicroATX Mid Tower Case | $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $72.98 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1148.69
| Mail-in rebates | -$10.00
| Total | $1138.69
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-07 01:01 EDT-0400 |

Edit: Here is the stuff you'll need to paint your case orange:
u/ASnugglyBear · 1 pointr/boardgames

TY for the work and documentation. Not the form factor I was planning on, but might be one I use. was great to find as your coating, as it's one I own but have, but have never used.

Do you have a link to the linen paper?

u/JaxenGrey · 1 pointr/pics

Rustoleum "Clear Coat" is what I use if I've sharpied art onto things, but usually they don't have a glossy finish like a guitar.

It looks like there is a gloss version but I don't know exactly how glossy it is; you'd want to test it on a similar surface before trying it on your project.

u/patrick_dev · 3 pointsr/Gloomhaven

Second-ing everything that has been said so far. Primer first, paint it, matte varnish to protect. Personally have been using Testor's Dullcote for years with great success.

If you didn't prime first, I would suggest taking the paint off (stripping) and repainting. If you put the varnish on top with no primer underneath, your paint will still chip off in chunks (got greedy, tried it, didn't end well).

u/EasyKompani · 2 pointsr/Gunpla

Thanks! I used this 2 coats of this one:
I think it’s a great buy!

u/zeCrazyEye · 2 pointsr/Gloomhaven

I thought I read somewhere that when testor's dullcoat changed name the new formula wasn't quite as matte, but idk, I've never tried it. I did try 3 other brands and I will say Krylon Matte is fantastic too and only like $3.50 at Walmart.

u/homo-summus · 1 pointr/Gunpla

Is this stuff pretty good to use if I want a matte coat? Also, if there are parts I want shiny and parts I want matte, do I just have to break out the painter's tape?

u/Zacmon · 14 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Hey, just saying, if you take off the backplate and coat the face with this artist's spray then it will protect the signatures. I use this stuff all the time and it shouldn't take much to seal a sharpie mark on plastic. You should be able to keep a generally matte finish, while also letting you use it normally.

I would do this whether you want to showcase it or not, since it's also UV resistant and will keep it from discoloring/fading. Just make sure you mask the grills/vents and coat the kickstand separately. You should only need 1 or 2 very light coats. We're talking 30 minutes tops with an overnight dry.

u/Cosmic_Ostrich · 2 pointsr/synthesizers

Huge improvement! Did you give the whole thing several coats of clear lacquer finish? If not, you should. Make sure you take the panel back off first, of course.

u/Man_Fried · 1 pointr/Warhammer40k

This stuff is the best. Goes on smooth is cheap and easy to use.

Testors Aerosol Spray Lacquer Paint, 3oz

u/animeprime · 2 pointsr/Warhammer40k

Howdy all,
I'm fairly new to the hobby and been experimenting with painting up an army of salamanders. I tried using black then grey primer but that always made my greens too dark for my taste when using the GW formula or Waagh flesh, Warpstone Hlow, Moot green, they looked more like Dark Angels. I can get the shade I want with white primer, but the base coat is always going on very spotty and uneven. I've tried thinning my paints with more water but that made it worse. I tried only thinning it with the water in my brush and that made it better but it still collected in spots. You can see that in the first picture above marked “1 thin coat”. Another thin coat helps fix this but the paint job is still very uneven. I then have to do another thin coat in spots that are really white to try and bring it out, that is the second picture marked 2.5 thin coats. When I then do the Warpstone Glow and Moot it still runs and puddles in large blotches and doesn't look very even.
Could this be a problem with the primer? I'm using white Rust-oleum 2X ultra cover primer.

I've used the same brand in grey and never run into this issue. Is this just an issue when painting on white surfaces? I know it can be a real pain sometimes. I'm also thinning my paints with clean distilled water and tried various amounts of thinning.

u/Luke_Matthews · 1 pointr/boardgames

I've started using spray-on acrylic coating like this on my boxes. It's easier to apply and creates a more even finish than Mod Podge. :)

u/Oppressor · 41 pointsr/gaming

Uh, I just used some acrylic paint my wife had in her craft supplies. Didn't seem like anything fancy. And I did clear coat it!

Edit: The bottles looked like this!

Edit2: Missed the part where you asked about clear coating, but this is what I used to clear coat.

u/MCubb · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

It may seem weird, but this acrylic coating spray would make my month! I've been trying to get more into painting after doing nothing but science for years and years, and this is great for spraying the final piece so it all stay intact FOREVER!!! lol

u/enginxer · 1 pointr/Gameboy

probably just an assload of crystal clear acrylic paint. I have this and it works great.

u/CornNut_ · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

I used this to finish all of the spray painted pieces.

Krylon Satin Finish Crystal Clear Interior and Exterior top coat.


It feels the same as a regular store bought controller to me. I see the indentations but I don't really feel them on the painted vs unpainted ones. They pretty much feel the same to me overall. There's 1 or 2 spots on the purple one I missed with the clear finish that I may redo at a later time but it's kind of where your left index finger sits below the L and ZL buttons so I'm not super worried about it.

u/Propeller3 · 1 pointr/Gunpla

Hey guys, I'm looking to build my first serious Gunpla here soon (built a bunch when I was a kid) and I want to finish it with a top coat. I've found this item from Mr. Topcoat, which seems good, but I was wondering if there are similar options in larger quantities or for better prices?

u/pervian · 2 pointsr/ak47

Why not just spray coat the parts with some type of clear coating to keep the look of everything? Would something like this work to keep the 'look' including the sticker in place as well as the shellac chips as they are? I'm not too knowledgeable on the paint finishing side of life.

u/huskergirl-86 · 5 pointsr/weddingplanning

Ugh, yeah, that sounds annoying. Repeat after me: "Thank you for making that suggestion. I appreciate that you always share your experience and knowledge with us. Let me write this down to discuss this with FH, since it is his wedding, too, and I want to include him to make for a good partnership and marriage." Take a pen and write down her suggestion. Toss the idea, secretly.

For the deck boards: cut / saw them into the shape you wish for, write whatever you want to write on them and spray paint them with 'clear finish' (acrylic paint, like this). Then dip all edges into wood glue and glitter. It won't be ridiculously expensive, but it will look finished and upscale IMO.

u/jragle · 1 pointr/smoking

You can use Rust-Oleum High Heat Enamel Spray, Bar-B-Que Black. Not painting the interiors would leave them susceptible to moisture and rust. Nice re-utilization by the way. Happy smokes.

u/nottivagos · 1 pointr/Aquariums

You could also seal it with a clear spray when you're done, just to be sure.

i haven't tried it myself but my research found this to be aquarium safe.

u/joshuadagger · 3 pointsr/Gunpla

Rust-Oleum 249087 Painter's Touch Multi Purpose Spray Paint, 12-Ounce, Matte Clear i found this to work splendedly for a topcoat. And is bigger and cheaper than testors. Another good idea might be getting a top coat for air brushes and airbrush one on.

u/dex206 · 2 pointsr/PrintedMinis

After I paint any mini, I varnish it with gloss varnish, and then, most importantly spray the entire thing with Testor's Dulcote. It makes everything beautifully matte.

u/TurningItIntoASnake · 1 pointr/Kirby

Thanks! I printed him with PLA filament and then did a couple of coats of this filler primer

Did a lot of sanding with different level grit sandpaper to smooth him out and then once it was all done I started painting him with acrylic paints :)

u/abdada · 4 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

Looks solid and I like that those labels allow full bleed printing, too!

If you get any bleeding, get the Krylon spray for a fast top coat.

u/StrikeSunrise · 1 pointr/Gunpla

So Axon, just to be sure. I want to paint a certain part a flat Matte color. So I'll use a Flat/Matte Coat. If I paint other parts gloss/metallic I'll coat it with a gloss coat, correct?

Would this be a good brand for a flat/matte coat?

And this for a gloss/metallic?

I apologize for all the questions and ignorance. I'm about to paint for my first time on an RG Aile Strike. :)

u/scherlock79 · 2 pointsr/finishing

Unfortunately, repairing porcelain enamel surfaces isn't a DIY job. There are some products for bathtubs and there are high temperature enamel paints, but those aren't porcelain enamel coatings. There are companies that can refinish the item for you, like this one,, no idea if they are any good though.

If this for an oven, and the part doesn't actually touch food, I'd contact Rustoleum, they make high temp enamel paints for grills, I'd imagine an oven a similar enough to be okay, though you might need bake in the finish before cooking food in it.

u/Donnchaidh · 1 pointr/XWingTMG

I've been using a clear coat from Testors.

Seems to do the job just fine. I'll use a gloss medium on things like canopies after the clear coat is full cured.

u/Effion · 1 pointr/Gunpla

Sorry, I wandered off. That link is more glossy, I like the gloss finish personally, but for a flat coat you want something more like this:

u/Doomhammer458 · 1 pointr/arduino

they are so cheap i say just go for it. No idea too crazy!

remember the goal is rain resistant not fully waterproof.

here's some ideas


or maybe just a clear coat?

some sort of box around it?

if you do paint it just tape over the emitters and receiver

just make sure to use a power supply that will shut down if their is a short or over current and everything should be ok.


also this.

Doesn't look that waterproof to me but there it is. I assume they mean just the black sensor but if you enclose the rest of it, should work ok

u/c800600 · 6 pointsr/muglife

Nail polish won't hold up in the microwave. It pops/explodes.

I found these two sealants options used for diy painted dishes: Mod Podge Dishwasher Safe and Krylon Crystal Clear. They are both supposed to be dishwasher safe, but I don't think they are microwave safe.

u/corpsesprinkles · 2 pointsr/TheScriveners

If you wanted to stick with pencil/not have to go over that in pen, you can always try [this.] ( It's basically sealant to help prevent smudging.

Just thought I'd throw that out there. :)

u/Nexustar · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

Capillary issue hadn't occurred to me before, but it makes sense. But if you are going to acylic matte prime it anyway, I guess trying to fill those layer gaps first is a step worth taking.

Something like a filler-primer:

u/dodomir23 · 1 pointr/Gunpla

unfortunately i live in somewhat of a countryside and need everything shipped...

this looks a lot more reasonable but I've seen some people saying it melts your gunpla or something...? have you had any experience with this one?


nevermind, this looks like a very good alternative

u/comfy_socks · 2 pointsr/ResinCasting

I would try something like this. You can also get it from Home Improvement stores, or Walmart/target/wherever.

u/JYB1337 · 2 pointsr/smashbros

Its all about putting on a coat or 2 of clear acrylic spray paint after painting (like this kind). Another good thing to do is to sand it down with 400 grit or higher sandpaper before painting if you're painting the entire body.

u/Ireallyhatesquirrels · 2 pointsr/crafts

Could you try spraying the bottle with a clear coat after you've drawn the ink? Something like this

u/isaacmorton · 1 pointr/DIEMs

It looks similar to what I’ve used before. Just be sure it’s an acrylic paint and not urethane-not good to put certain chemicals in your ears :)

Here’s a link to one I’ve used:
Krylon K01303A07 Crystal Clear Acrylic Coating Aerosol Spray, 6 Ounce

I’m not sure why, but when I did the spray acrylic, sometimes in about a month it would “glaze” or something - like it seemed like it was separating from the IEM. It might work temporarily, or it might work forever. Hard to say. Low risk to try though!

u/Cyntax3rr0r · 3 pointsr/minipainting

This video uses Army Painter's Quickshade, which also gives the muddy look you're after. While different from a wash, the method is the same if you're treating the entire mini with nuln oil. Keep the shadow areas dark and whisk away shade on the highlighted areas. Or simply darken the areas selectively with the wash.

I'd recommend Testor's Dullcote for a good spray matte varnish. You can find it at most big box and craft stores also.

u/wargear_workshop · 3 pointsr/Warhammer40k

For me, I have found this one works the best:

I print PLA. I haven't tested this with ABS, but it probably works just as well.

u/Chaguman · 2 pointsr/Gunpla

This is Topcoat (cost less than this like 10USD) it makes the plastic less glossy ( makes it look way better without having to paint) also protects the plastic and panel linings

u/Gimli_219 · 2 pointsr/3Dprinting

This is what I was thinking of: Krylon 51313 Satin Finish Crystal Clear 11 Ounce Aerosol

It sprays on shiny, but clear.

u/midnightflamex · 2 pointsr/3Dprinting

Krylon K05131307 ColorMaster Acrylic Crystal Clear, Satin, Clear, 11 oz.

I sprayed it on half at a time so it would dry without any marks

u/motobusa · 1 pointr/chastity

How often does she unlock you? If it's not real frequent, you can use a clear spray (clear coat paint) like this and reapply periodically

u/BanHammerStan · 1 pointr/Harley

Remove the rust with emery cloth, tape the shit out of anything you don't want painted, and use barbecue paint in a rattle can.

u/MohnJaddenPowers · 2 pointsr/Gunpla

If you want markers for panel lining, I posted in another thread - these are all you'll probably ever need:

They clean up wonderfully. A Q-tip dipped in 91% isopropyl alcohol will swipe off any pigment that shouldn't be somewhere.

I've used nothing but Alclad flat and matte topcoat, but if you don't have an airbrush, Testor's Dullcote is an industry standard:

u/dume215 · 1 pointr/modelmakers

Would this be an ok gloss coat?
Krylon K01303007 Acrylic Spray Paint Crystal Clear in 11-Ounce Aerosol

u/Lilyo · 1 pointr/framing

I was thinking of using linseed oil (though I don't know if i'm supposed to mix it with turpentine and vinegar like some say?) But I think linseed oil gives the wood a shine and it yellows over time. I was also looking at dead flat/ matte finishes like this or this or this. I guess it doesn't have to be waterproof, though I have another project that I need to waterproof some wood and though i should get something that works for both lol. Mostly curious if anyone has any specific recommendations.

u/89SuperJ · 3 pointsr/Warhammer


Edit: make sure you get the right finish i.e. Gloss/Flat

u/Thecolby413 · 3 pointsr/trees

Not an expert on painting but they make a spray on clear coat that seals, and also adds a shine to whatever you spray it over!

u/tug_boat_captain · 1 pointr/minipainting

I use Vallejo brush on primer, but I use the grey color. Here is a link. It's a debate on here whether or not their "White Primer" is actually primer, or if it's just the color of their paint. I've heard different things from different people but never used it myself. Also, white tends to be a hard color to get even coverage with, so that might be your problem as well.

As far as your glossy problem, you could always hit your minis with some Testors Aerosol Enamel Paint 3oz-Dullcote Lacquer. This seems to be the preferred spray matte. If you want a brush on matte varnish, I have had good results with the Vallejo matte varnish. I haven't used anything else. Hope this helps!

u/nakedmeeple · 2 pointsr/boardgames

You could always try a UV spray maybe like this Krylon Preserve It! aerosol. I would make sure to try it on something that you don't mind damaging first to test how it takes, but it claims to have UV protection.

I keep my games in a set of shelves in our "office" space, along a wall. There's a window in the room, but since the office is hardly used, the blinds remain shut, so the light in there is very filtered. The only downside to this is that the games are upstairs, in a room where we don't play them. It's nice to have the games somewhere central.

u/NAMegaFauna · 1 pointr/sticker

This paper is a-ok

but also use this or something like it. Spray multiple times if you're using a lot of ink.

edit: tl;dr: if you're using gloss or vinyl use acrylic coating.

u/SilverIceDragon · 1 pointr/cosplay

I've used both this and this. I prefer the DupliColor because the Rustoleum has a stronger smell. You also need to be careful with the Rustoleum. Whenever I start a new can, it tends to spit blobs of gunk for the first few seconds.

u/StopDropNFrag · 3 pointsr/ActionFigures

For anyone interested, I've also used Mr. Color Top Coat and Molotov UV. They're much more expensive, but it works for me since I also use them on my Gundam builds.

Also, for the customizers out there, this is worth the watch. It's a comparison between different top coats.

u/LethargicRush · 5 pointsr/Gunpla

KRYLON DIVERSIFIED BRANDS K01311007 Krylon 1311 Aerosol Matte Satin Finish Spray Enamel 11 Ounce

I used this and it was real easy to use. Lol also cause other brands like mr hobby and other brands cant be obtained easily but this was.

u/Cursed989 · 1 pointr/minipainting

Did you use Army Apinter Quickshade? Maybe a little lighter with it next time. Otherwise I'd say hit them with some matte varnish to lower that gloss a little and you're good.

I recommend this...

u/BlueSapphyre · 2 pointsr/boardgames

I've never tried it, but maybe you can use Clear Matte paint. I've used it for paper, so it'll probably work with card stock.

I've had my copy for like 5 years, and it doesn't show much wear..

u/6atman315 · 2 pointsr/3Dprinting

This is what I usually use. Pretty much whatever the hardware store has, though.

u/Turom · 1 pointr/Gunpla

Thanks for the tip!

I found this one available for my country, is that it?

u/karlhungusjr · 1 pointr/Bushcraft

> and best of all you get to avoid all of that unnecessary burning paint.

when you use he right kind of paint, it doesn't burn

u/fluxual · 4 pointsr/Gunpla

Testors Spray Lacquer 3oz, Clear Coat

I luckily have a local shop that's a bit cheaper than this but this is good stuff.

u/kellykart · 2 pointsr/ArtistLounge

Workable fixatif if you want to work into it anymore
Krylon K01306 Workable Fixatif Spray Clear, 11-Ounce Aerosol

Liquitex spray varnishes for final

I use these almost daily. MFA, teacher, multi media artist.

Oh. I was also walking down my hall and remembered I had a UV archival gloss spray by krylon.

Edited to add spray

u/Komm · 3 pointsr/modelmakers

Yep! Also, for the record, Future floor polish is an amaaaaaaaaazing clear coat paint if you have an airbrush.

u/TheBobMcCormick · 2 pointsr/3Dprinting

Rather than struggle with print settings, it might make more sense to spray it with a waterproof, clear sealer like this one.

u/Kelevradog · 1 pointr/Gunpla

Ok so is this an enamell or a lacquer it says both on the page? And will this make gundam panel markers run?

u/afyaff · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

It is not automotive. It's 2x clear coat. Gloss.

Does it matter?