Model Boat Mayhem

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length.
Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: Painting and finishing lamp  (Read 1113 times)


  • Global Moderator
  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7,086
  • Location: Kunming, city of eternal springtime, SW China.
Painting and finishing lamp
« on: January 30, 2007, 12:24:11 AM »

Use a 500w floodlight indoors for painting and finishing expecially after dark.

They only cost a few bob now. Available from local hardware stores and come in a nice bright yellow paint finish.

Lots of light to see them imperfections. :(
The only stupid question is the one I didn't ask

Faraday's Cage

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 332
  • Change is inevitable, except from a drinks machine
  • Location: Staffordshire
Re: Painting and finishing lamp
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2007, 03:02:06 PM »

Beware of the sort of lamps used if mixing paint.  I once mixed some orange paint under flourescent light and it wasnt until I got outside in the daylight that I noticed that it was actually pink  :o

I now use daylight lamps. Cost a bit more than ordinary tungsten lamps but give out a much better matched light. :)



  • Guest
Re: Painting and finishing lamp
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2007, 11:56:45 PM »

Also excellent for dyign the paint
Pages: [1]   Go Up