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Craft paint in enamels??

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Hey guys

 

went to Wallyworld today & seen these paints there, they were the craft barrel kind but instead of water based acrylic they were enamels. Mainly for oven baking I guess. Anyone know what makes they special over the regular water based acrylics (like Reaper, Vallejo etc etc)

 

I know enamel is antehr type of paint (use it all the time in my model cars stuff), this one just threw me off.

 

 

later

Randy M

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Well, unless they specified "water-based" then you'd need thinner and turpentine to clean your brushes and thin the paint. Think Testors model car paint. Those are enamels.

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Were these by any chance what are known as "Outdoor gloss?"

The Michaels I work at Part-time has a section of Apple Barrel paints known as Outdoor gloss which have some variety of a water base enamel to them because you can use them on glass as long as you bake it afterwards.

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oh and they tend to take about 4+ hours to dry depending on coat thickness, and need 2 or more coats because they tend to be fairly thin colour wise, though not viscosity (will probably look like you used a concentrated ink wash on the first coat)

 

hate them personally (due to the above), acryllics have pretty much taken over as a modelling paint due to ease of use and the fact that water is cheaper/safer/less smelly than turpentine. and enamel is more likely to mess up your brushes if you dont clean them properly than acryllics

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