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Maurice Dyer26/11/2020 14:55:52
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First time I've used BQ a valspar, matched to PC10 from humbrol..

Thinned it a little so it's like ordinary household gloss. Brushing it on a nylon/tissue covered SE5a. But, after 6 coats it's just about covering !. I was going to thin it enough to spray at first. I would be spraying it until next year at this rate. Anybody suggest an alternative paint (apart from Humbrol) or do I persevere or ??? Help

Maurice

Denis Watkins26/11/2020 15:10:10
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You know pigments Maurice, are fine ground powders for us modeller to brush paint and spray, and modern enamel and acrylics are excellent.

I don't think Valspar aspire to our needs.

Google PC10 in Britmodeller, as they have some alternate suggestions

Bob Cotsford26/11/2020 15:15:59
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I think that household gloss paints don't contain much pigment and rely on having the correct colour undercoat. A water based vinyl silk emulsion type paint might give better cover as it doesn't need the clear varnish component that makes a gloss glossy.

Jon - Laser Engines26/11/2020 15:24:24
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https://www.rapidrcmodels.com/guild-materials-matt-pc10-dirty-brown-enamel-fuel-proof-paint-125ml-tin-gldchr6316-8249-p.asp

Edited By Jon - Laser Engines on 26/11/2020 15:24:56

Maurice Dyer26/11/2020 15:54:15
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Thanks: Guild paint (olive drab) it is.

Maurr

Piers Bowlan26/11/2020 16:04:11
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Posted by Bob Cotsford on 26/11/2020 15:15:59:

I think that household gloss paints don't contain much pigment and rely on having the correct colour undercoat. A water based vinyl silk emulsion type paint might give better cover as it doesn't need the clear varnish component that makes a gloss glossy.

I agree, in many cases the correct undercoat is essential for household paints.

Also, from my experience B & Q are chiefly consumer (DIY) paints not noted for having a lot of pigment. When it comes to decorating always try to buy trade (professional) paint as it covers better and should not spatter if using a roller. Although quality paint costs more per litre, you need less paint so it works much the same cost with added bonuses of less work and better finish.

I have always used humbrol paints or film covering on models.

Geoff S26/11/2020 16:29:41
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I love Valspar. First you can get a reasonable colour match; second it's water clean up/thin; third it both sprays and brushes well.

Never tried PC10 (which varies anyway) but I've had some red to match some red Solartex on a Tiger Moth and some Corsair Blue for my Sopwith Pup. The colour match wasn't quite as close as I would have liked but OK at at Peter Miller's 50'

All my builds are electric (so fuel proofing isn't an issue) and I've opted for silk rather than gloss. 2 or 3 coats are adequate - though if I'm using my single action Badger airbrush it's a lot of very light coats to avoid runs. It still doesn't take long because it dries quite quickly.

Geoff

Jon - Laser Engines26/11/2020 16:44:21
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Posted by Maurice Dyer on 26/11/2020 15:54:15:

Thanks: Guild paint (olive drab) it is.

Maurr

They do olive drab and PC10 so you have it all covered

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