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Technical, Techniques, Hints, and Tips => Painting, Finishing and Care. => Topic started by: returnee on February 13, 2012, 07:36:48 PM

Title: Humbrol enamel and Halfords Acrylic
Post by: returnee on February 13, 2012, 07:36:48 PM
Hi,
I am wanting to paint some small areas with Humbrol enamel paint before I spray the larger area with Halfords acrylic paint.
Can you advise me if I will get any adverse reaction between the two types of paint, your help will be appreciated.
Gerard
Title: Re: Humbrol enamel and Halfords Acrylic
Post by: john s 2 on February 13, 2012, 07:55:03 PM
This has been covered in previous posts. Its best not too. You maybe lucki or . It is so hard to remove paint thats gone wrong. As it seems you are starting from afresh use one or tother . John.
Title: Re: Humbrol enamel and Halfords Acrylic
Post by: bobk on February 13, 2012, 08:05:32 PM
John is right.  I have successfully painted small detail areas in Humbrol over well dried acrylics, but have been advised here not to try it the other way round.  If I am reading your post correctly, would it be possible to spray the larger areas with Halfords acrylics first, then do the detail areas with Humbrol afterwards? 
Title: Re: Humbrol enamel and Halfords Acrylic
Post by: wartsilaone on February 13, 2012, 08:19:18 PM
Yes I have found to my cost that you can spray enamel over acrylic but if you spray acrylic over enamel it will crumple up and you will have to start again. As acrylic dries it contracts taking the softer enamel with it.

Ali
Title: Re: Humbrol enamel and Halfords Acrylic
Post by: Welsh Wizard on February 13, 2012, 08:29:21 PM
As Previous post says DO NOT spray the Halford over the enamel you will REGRET it big time they will react ......spray the Halfords paint FIRST then do the enamel as it wont react then



Dave
Title: Re: Humbrol enamel and Halfords Acrylic
Post by: returnee on February 13, 2012, 08:44:02 PM
Thanks for all the warnings,as the small areas will have to be done first I will find a non enamel paint to do it with.
Thanks to you all.
Gerard
Title: Re: Humbrol enamel and Halfords Acrylic
Post by: bobk on February 13, 2012, 08:51:33 PM
I suggest you use Tamiya acrylics if you have to do those bits first, these small bottles will brush (or airbrush spray with a little Tamiya thinners) and should not react.  eg: I have used Halfords rattle can acrylic for the under hull and sprayed Tamiya acrylic for the rest of the hull.  
Title: Re: Humbrol enamel and Halfords Acrylic
Post by: returnee on February 14, 2012, 12:03:19 PM
Thanks for that Bob,
Gerard