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Bob K.




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PostPosted: Mon 12 Oct, 2009 11:38 am    Post subject: Can you mix different paints?         Reply with quote

I was thinking of spray priming then spray painting the separate pieces of my great helm before assembly. I would like to use oil base paint as the final coat, but I've never mixed different types of paint and am unsure of the results. Anyone ever try this?
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Joel Minturn





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PostPosted: Mon 12 Oct, 2009 9:23 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well, I believe there are both oil and water based spray on primers to be had, so pick the one that matches the final coat best.

That said I think an oil based paint over a water based primer may work, but it wouldn't hurt to try out a small part first. Then if it fails just sand it off and try a different primer.
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Jessica Finley
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PostPosted: Tue 13 Oct, 2009 6:30 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The easy way to remember it is that Oil sits on top of Water.

So you can paint an oil-based paint on the top of a latex primer. But not the other way!

I do agree with the previous poster, though, it's always best to pick one (oil or latex) and stick with it.

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Bob K.




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PostPosted: Wed 14 Oct, 2009 4:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies!
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