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Hey customizers! So, I am pretty new to painting and I know that I need to use flat color for the majority of painting, but I think I used a glossy paint. I was using one of the first Model Master Acryls that I had a bought a couple of months ago. It is called classic white. Anyways, I was painting a trench coat to look like a lab coat and I noticed the paint was real sticky. I painted it yesterday and it is still sticky now! I recently Purchased some Flat Clear Acryl and was wondering if I went over the the white that is on there now, would it take the stick away and decrease the shine a bit?

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Hey customizers! So, I am pretty new to painting and I know that I need to use flat color for the majority of painting, but I think I used a glossy paint. I was using one of the first Model Master Acryls that I had a bought a couple of months ago. It is called classic white. Anyways, I was painting a trench coat to look like a lab coat and I noticed the paint was real sticky. I painted it yesterday and it is still sticky now! I recently Purchased some Flat Clear Acryl and was wondering if I went over the the white that is on there now, would it take the stick away and decrease the shine a bit?

 

Are you using spray cans or brush?

Sounds like the paint is reacting to the plastic--as acrylic be dry very soon after application.

That can be a problem.

The solution to this is actually a retrograde: strip off the paint you have on now, apply a PRIMER coat and then reapply the white.

I don't know what results you would get putting a matte clear coat over a tacky undercoat, but i was always told there would be problems because tackiness is a sign the undercoat is reacting to something. Matte coats ALWAYS need to be applied to a dry clean undercoat.

 

It really doesn't matter much if you use glossy or matte paints, because you can always go over a dried gloss coat with a clear matte overspray to lessen the shine.

The other thing--that is kind of late now--is to NEVER trust the paints you use. Always do a quick experiment with paint that has sat for a while on some scrap material--preferably the same kind of plastic as the item you want to paint, let it dry and see what happens. Even with fresh paints, a quick test is smart because it tells you what's going to come out of the can.

If you are still unsure about all this: call up Testors customer service line and explain the problem to them. They know their products and how they perform.

 

 

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Thanks! This has actually been really helpful. I generally test the paint, but this time obviously I didn't. Luckily I can get another trench coat for wicked cheap. I think the wierdest thing was that the paint stuck to my brushes and my hands as well! This had never happened to me. I mean this stuff felt like glue almost.

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Thanks! This has actually been really helpful. I generally test the paint, but this time obviously I didn't. Luckily I can get another trench coat for wicked cheap. I think the wierdest thing was that the paint stuck to my brushes and my hands as well! This had never happened to me. I mean this stuff felt like glue almost.

 

You should be able to strip the paint on the existing item by using Easy-Off oven cleaner. It should be able to take the stuff right off with no trouble and not harm the plastic. If you are going to buy a new item anyway, try the Easy-off to see if it works and note that for future reference.

 

If you are going to use the clear material, do not brush it on.

Get the spray stuff and use that because it'll give you better consistency.

And do not forget to prime before you paint.

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