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Anyone used Rustoleum's Matte Sealer?  I was at Wal-Mart looking for my usual can of Krylon Matte Acrylic and it wasn't there. ::(:  I've got several 20s of figures that will eventually need to be done and don't want to muck about with brush on.  Economy is the key here, otherwise I'd just buy a case of Dull Coat.

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I have not tried Rustoleum's Matte Sealer, though I have used a can of Lowe's store brand matte sealer. That worked well enough for a beginner. Eventually I found a shop that was closing out a ton of old paint from Testors/Floquil. I was able to pick up a dozen cans of Floquil Figure Flat. As near as I can tell, this was the Floquil equivalent to Dull Cote that stopped production when Testors bought them out.

 

Lately I've been trying to find a solution that I can spray with my airbrush. I've been using the Liquitex acrylic varnish, with a few coats of gloss (works great) followed with a coat of their matte varnish. It ends up closer to a satin finish than a matte one, but it's not terrible. I'm also considering a bottle of Testor's Dull Cote; however even with an airbrush, that still brings up the issue of fumes and airbrush cleaning that may not offset the hassle of spraying outside.

 

I'd appreciate any suggestions for a good acrylic matte that's airbrush compatible?

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Vallejo's Matte Sealer is quite good. I haven't tried to run it through an airbrush, but the rest of their paints seem to work well in airbrushes, so I wouldn't expect a problem. I don't seal most of my minis, so I'm not a great resource.

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Wow, I was at Wal-mart and saw the same Rustoleum stuff the other day and wondered the same thing. I chickened out because I am such a slow painter I would hate to finish one and mess it up with a sealant.

 

But would love to see someone test it out.

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If you're willing to spend a bit, Lascaux Matte Varnish works really well through an airbrush.  Does a much better job than Liquitex.  I buy from Dick Blick.

 

Ron

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