New painter question Repriming?
Posted 20 September 2012 - 09:27 AM
If I have a problem (discover a seam, get paint on too thick, accidentally peel all the primer off her nose...) is there a way to remove primer/paint from just part of her and re-prime? Or is it back to the pine-sol spa?
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 09:51 AM
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:23 AM
For stripping small areas, you can use fine wet/dry sandpaper (600 or so grit) wound into a tight roll, or wrapped around a toothpick or wire (say, a paperclip wire). Fine grit diamond files or other fine abrasives will work too. Abrasives can also be used after stripping with a liquid (once the primer/paint has been allowed to harden again) if you need to taper the edges.
For larger areas, I've used isopropyl alcohol, the 91% variety, which seems to work more slowly and gives better control than strippers like W&N Brush Cleaner and Restorer, which is very strong.
If you use an old brush, use a tiny one. You can cut them shorter for better control. Q-tips can be cut down (sort of), or you can use the cardboard applicator, cut to a point, to soak up and apply just a little stripper.
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 03:50 PM
fwiw, If you use gesso, you can scrub it off with a toothbrush. Useful if you're not sure what color to paint your miniature.
Posted 22 September 2012 - 08:33 AM
Removing overly thick paint from just one section of a mini is a bit trickier. If it's an area that's fairly self-contained or has borders, it can be done. What I mean by borders is whether the area is contained by the sculpt itself. Like if you get too much paint into a raised shoulder pad or cod piece, it can be possible to carefully apply something like Winsor & Newton liquid brush cleaner to the area with a small brush, then subsequent careful rinsing (with not too much water on the brush) and maybe a bit of scrubbing with a dry brush to get off the flakes of paint. Once you get it fairly clean of paint use brush on primer and start again. I've only done this a couple of times, most recently with a mini that was almost done. It had a belt with very finely sculpted detail that got gunked up with paint.
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