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Started by stonemason83, Sep 15, 2016, 06:25 pm

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So as you can see from the previous post i've been stood at the colour mix counter at Dulux.

Same guy that mixed my Dalek paint served me so the time spent explaining myself and the importance of the correct shade of blue wss less embarassing as it could've been.

I also bought todays equivalent of polytex paint, to light coat as per the instructions on Mr Newbery




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The paint is  5 minutes wet in these photos but they show off the polytex under coat nicely.

Id like to ask how i go about giving these fresh coats a 'grey wash' to bring down the lightness.

Its something ive seen on here when people have been discussing paints and shades of blue.

"The prop was given a couple of grey washes" etc

Any advice please?
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Scarfwearer

Looking very nice!

For weathering/dirtying I use a really wet cloth with a small blob (pea-sized) of black (or dark brown) paint on it. Apply to the painted wood, and move the black around with the cloth - particularly into the corners. If there's too much it will wipe off with the wet cloth if it's the clean end. I keep a bucket of water around to wash the cloth in if it gets too dirty or dry. You'll need to work fast as it may dry quickly.

As with all of these techniques, try it on some scrap wood first to make sure you like the effect you get. It's best to keep it reasonably subtle, as otherwise from a distance your box will look dappled. Worst case you can paint over it.


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That's the method I stole that had the best effect.  I also had a really neat effect one time by diluting basically to the consistency of ink, putting it in a spray bottle, and misting it on.  At first I freaked because it was really dark, but it lightened as it dried and left nice grey speckles.  Unfortunately I've never been able to duplicate the effect--the nozzle always clogs.  I've been meaning to attempt it with wood stain but never gotten around to it. 
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A wet paint photo of the bright undercoat which has been brushed over the 'polytex' coat.

The sign boxes which show the final coat shade, have been scruffed and dabbed with the light base coat.

Work continues
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Newbery sign steps
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Ive just finished lightly applying the darker shade over yesterdays bright base. Ive made up a wash
Of prussian blue mixed 1 tablespoon paint to 1/2 a jar water. Nothing technical but we'll see how it goes. Theres some furniture washing videos ive been watching on youtube
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Experiments with washes today and a start on the second door.
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Bit of dry brushing with the Prussian blue today and a base coat on the 2nd door to finish
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Feels like I'm rushing through it
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