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Mandalorian Armor => Equipment & Accessories => Weapons Armory => Topic started by: Krom on May 09, 2020, 11:53 AM

Title: Textured paint question
Post by: Krom on May 09, 2020, 11:53 AM
So, somewhere in the 50 hours of video I've watched on building weapon props, someone talked about and showed a black paint that dried with some sort of texture that made it look like it was metal instead of painted plastic. I can't find the video and wasn't thinking to copy down what the paint was.

Am I imagining this or does someone else know what I'm talking about?
Title: Re: Textured paint question
Post by: kayelbe on May 09, 2020, 11:58 AM
Probably hammered paint.  Comes in a spray can, by Rustoleum I think.  Lots of color choices IIRC.
Title: Re: Textured paint question
Post by: 3ddyb on May 09, 2020, 12:48 PM
Probably hammered paint.  Comes in a spray can, by Rustoleum I think.  Lots of color choices IIRC.

That's the stuff, I love it because after weathering the texture really makes stuff pop
Title: Re: Textured paint question
Post by: Athin Ordo on May 09, 2020, 05:06 PM
Probably hammered paint.  Comes in a spray can, by Rustoleum I think.  Lots of color choices IIRC.

It can be a little tricky to get the hang of.  The paint is designed to separate before it dries, giving that hammered look.  To get it to look good, you have to get enough paint on the project to let the paint do what it's designed to do without putting so much on there that it drips.  Definitely do some testing on scraps of your material.  It will save you some headache in the end.
Title: Re: Textured paint question
Post by: PorkRoll on May 18, 2020, 02:18 PM
also make sure to read the recoat times - wait 1 hour before a second coat.   when i first tried the hammered spray paint i put a color coat over it too soon (1 day) and got instant crazing everywhere. now i let it sit almost a week before applying top color coat.