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Why can't I spray Matt Paint and make it Matt?

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However I prepare the piece and however I try to spray I can only make Matt paint come out Satin.

 

What am i doing wrong?

What do you do?

 

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How are you preparing it.

 

I normally key it up with some wire wool. Alight coat of grey primer. Then spray. Amatt finish will still have a very dim sheen to it.

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This finish I am getting has a 'dim sheen' which looks ok on some perts but I am trying to get it dead flat.

 

I was thinking of breaking out my Aztek Airbrush I use for Mil Modelling and giving it a coat of Testors Dullcoat.

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What paint is it?

 

most "matte" finish paints have a dull sheen to them. You want to get the ultra flat krylon or the Halfords camo paint as that is perfectly matt finish.

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Personaly I'm using a cheep a*Bib*s spray paint i get for like 3-4$ (In Denmark) and it suck! Untill one day I was spraying a pease and the paint started to run (I was in a hurry) ...

I tired to stop it running by "dipping" a towel gently on it to absorb the paint... And it ended up perfectly matt :-)

 

I know every painter will call me a "cheep, noob painter" (Yes I'm noob painter and also cheep. he he.) but after that I has always (with the cheep paint) been able to make a nice mat paint by spraying matt: With the can 20-30 cm from the subject, doing shot spray "bursts" of max 1 sec. And when half dry dipping it with a towel ...

 

Maby it's just me, but it works fine for me (but I know is not supposed to be done that way) ...

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Halfords rattle cans are gash. Too much solvent and not enough paint. You'll definitely want to use a primer if you go down that route.

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I don't bother priming or keying the surface. In fact I don't even bother cleaning it unless there's anything obvious like tape residue which needs to go. I use Krylon sprayed from about 25cm in several thin coats. This turns out completely flat with no sheen at all, unless I have been impatient and sprayed a new coat before the last was properly dry to the touch and/or sprayed too much paint in a single coat - the paint builds up in pre-run-drop-stylee blobs which dry with faint sheen.

 

To protect the paint job I use Krylon Clear Coat - that is not quite as flat as the paint alone, but it is good enough - definitely still matte. TBH I haven't yet painted anything for airsoft which I really want to turn out as good as possible and if/when I do I expect I will clean the surface with meths/rubbing alcohol and use two coats of primer. But I reckon that patience is still the key thing in getting a good result. I will say this however, 2-3 coats of Clear Coat not only cover a variety of sins but make the paint job as resistant to wear as you're reasonably going to get from a non-industrial process.

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