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    Default House Paint

    Just finished up my first run of house paint prints. Turned out great! I used a flat base but have read in various threads that a gloss or semi gloss is preferred. Why? Pure looks or for function? I did add about 25% speedball acrylic to darken and thicken things up. Did 130 prints 19"X25" with no gumming or clogging...without floetrol. Anyone else ever leave out the additives?

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    Flat seems to scuff pretty easy.

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    I usually just mix with speedball. For me it's more about using what I have on hand to mix a desired color than achieving any certain consistency. I've not really run into any problems yet. (knock wood)

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    Let's see pictures.

    I only tried it once, and it was an utter fail. But I WANT to believe that housepaint works... if only because I want the color range without mixing.
    Shizouka!

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    I've only used it a couple times and that was cause I didn't have time to order more speedball at the time, worked awesome for me. Especially black house paint, as it's not a chalky looking/feeling as the Speedball stuff.

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    I used semi gloss for the flames in my Burning Brides poster and speedball for the black. Came out awesome.

    edit* - I also made a swatchbook from the paint sample things that I match to my printouts to make sure I get the colors I want.

    http://www.gigposters.com/forums/scr...flip-book.html

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    pix or it didn't happen

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    let's see if I can get an image on here


    Red and black were flat latex, brown, grey and skin were speedball

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImJustRickG View Post
    Let's see pictures.

    I only tried it once, and it was an utter fail. But I WANT to believe that housepaint works... if only because I want the color range without mixing.
    What failed?

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