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slowcoach

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Matt varnish on gloss paint
« on: August 29, 2014, 03:09:52 PM »

Hi all
I cannot find the right colour for my hull in matt paint, but in gloss if I then go over the gloss in matt varnish will this give me a matt,satin or gloss finish.
Any help appreciated.
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Re: Matt varnish on gloss paint
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2014, 03:46:17 PM »

Sure if the paints are compatible - usual good rubdown on the gloss to key it all in. Try a test patch!
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Re: Matt varnish on gloss paint
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2014, 06:24:56 PM »

Probably best to use a polyurethane varnish as they will go on over almost anything. A waterbased varnish might look OK at first but it tends to form a skin on the original finish and can 'bloom' with immersion and stat to peel off with impact damage. As said above, a gentle abrasive rubdown to provide a key for the varnish is a very good idea but don't overdo it.

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Re: Matt varnish on gloss paint
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2014, 06:32:45 PM »

Thanks all
I have some old oil based vanish will this be OK underwater
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Re: Matt varnish on gloss paint
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2014, 06:47:45 PM »

Dont spoil a model that you have invested a load of time and money in
Read Stavros' guide to painting on here and make sure the paints are
compatible.
Putting the wrong paint on top of a carefully applied coat will be as bad as
painting it with paint stripper.


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