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Old Sep 19, 2013, 05:57 AM
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Problem painting brown craft paper

I've just completed my PSS Mig15 made from Styrofoam and covered with brown craft paper. Strengthen by over-painting with diluted PVA.
I have started to brush paint with silver acrylic but the brown of the paper still shows. It looks like I will need at least 4 coats to get a decent finish. Would a better quality paint be the answer? Or is there a problem painting acrylic over PVA?
Thanks Mike
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 10:11 AM
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Can you spray ? I think that you'd get a more even coverage by spraying.
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Old Sep 21, 2013, 01:25 PM
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Many colors, silver and yellow just name a couple, do MUCH better with a white underbase. Would suggest you coat with white first.

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Old Oct 01, 2013, 11:10 AM
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Silver is notoriously difficult to brush and get an even finish. Spray it if you can and use a light grey primer coat first.
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Old Oct 04, 2013, 12:55 PM
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Oddly.. I've found that Hi Quality Artists' acrylic silver paint gives abysmal coverage.. sometimes even 4 coats still seems as too thin. And I always use grey or white primers too. Odd, given that all other colours cover extremely well
Discovered that Cheap rattle can Silver paint covers Far better... try some ?
Although it has an 'not quite right' metallic silver look to it.
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