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What is wrong with this paint? Did thin it to much?
 

It’s going on very watery and it takes a lot of coats to become opaque.

 

Thanks for any help!

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Reds often require extra coats, especially over a dark primer.  (Red pigments are translucent compared to many others.)  It helps if you start with a tan or orange base coat and then switch to red.  

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About the watery..

 

Which paint is that? ( Brand/Colour)

Some brands need water or thinning medium, others need less or none.

You could have thinned it too much this time.

 

Did you stir/shake the paint well enough?

 

Painting light over dark needs more coats. If you know from the start you're going to use brighter colours, priming in white or grey will help.

 

 

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Could be over-thinned, could just be the nature of reds.  If you're looking for a vibrant red in the end you can even prime in a pink or bright orange.  Otherwise, as stated, use a tan, medium brown, or darker orange depending on the finished tone you're after.

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Thanks everyone  for the replies, and apologies for lack of detail on the first post, I posted on my phone because I was so frustrated with the paint.

 

It is Privateer Press P3 Khador Red Base. The paint was in my closet for a few years unopened. I decided to paint some Khador guys so I figured I would use the factory color, opened the pot and re-bottled it in a dropper bottle. I re-bottled about 50 or so paints that day and some were extremely thick and required a few drops of liquitex flow aid and / or distilled water to get pouring.

 

I don't remember if this was one of those that needed some help. I didn't try using the paint until after the re-bottling, so I don't know how it acted before. I do know that I used some Citadel red paint a few weeks ago and there were zero problems with coverage or anything, so I was surprised with this.

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Reds, bright oranges, and bright greens have low opacity pigments, and that's black primer/paint underneath. I'd paint the undercoat white, or some sort of fitting bright color (beige or pastel yellow perhaps), then go over it again. It would be an expected part of the painting process, knowing how those colors can behave.

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31 minutes ago, haldir said:

Tamiya pink primer

 

Yep, but I'll say more. (: 

 

I've been using colored primers, usually followed by a colored wash. Most colored primers are air-brush, but they can be brushed on. Sometimes, I can do the primer and basecoat step at the same time!

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