tollboothmusic Posted February 10, 2014 Report Share Posted February 10, 2014 Hi peeps I'm having fun finding my feet in painting and am doing ok. I can get to a stage with a model and think 'yeah - it's ok, it's vaguely finished' and i take the plunge and decide to varnish. i like matt finishes so i'm using a Vallejo matt varnish (17ml pot type), but finding that from time to time after i go back to it after maybe a day or two, it seems to have lifted some of the base coat back to primer. At first i thought it was a real noob mistake and i wasn't checking my model properly for bits i've missed, but i'm getting a lot better at layering and highlighting now and so it's really odd for me to miss a section down to primer anymore, but it's still happening at varnish. I started off using the varnish direct from the pot as i didn't know if it was designed to be thinned or not and wondered if it was too thick when i applied it and the brush was dragging somehow and tearing the base coat off. So I've started adding maybe 25%water to the varnish so it's taking longer to dry, but not i'm worried i might be overly rehydrating the base coat and that's causiing the issue. Anybody any experience of the same thing. Any ideas? Too thick/too thin Applying Varnish w brush a bad idea in general? Do i need to look at spray varnishes? Thanks everyone - thoughts and comments appreciated. Paul D (Sorry, don't have an example to hand i can post as pic) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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