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Old 12-03-2019, 12:14 PM
T.R.MacMunn T.R.MacMunn is offline
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You can thin with water, Floetrol, or Wagner Paint Easy if it's a acrylic. I don't use "airbrush medium" if it's going outdoors. The "Paint Easy" is my preference.
If you're airbrushing white acrylic, it needs more thinner, & you may have to clean the airbrush part way through the job. White has a lot of solids in it.
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Old 12-03-2019, 04:16 PM
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Thank you Sir. My next endeavor is to learn how to add a bit of contrast airbrush fading to the inside pocket's perimeter and on some letters. I always think this adds alot of umpth to a nice dimensional sign.
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Old 12-04-2019, 09:23 AM
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Wes .... you can do that with a brush, as well, especially if your pocket has a texture. You just have to do it "wet". I do that with sunsets, etc. .... although you need multiple brushes .
It's hard to explain in type.........
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Old 12-04-2019, 07:22 PM
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If you have another project that absolutely requires a "clear coat" I'll suggest Epifanes Wood Finish products. I've used them on several projects (doors, signs and my bikes) and have performed quite well . . . min. 2-3 years without re-coat. Wood species applied to include Quartered Ash, Quartered Oak, old growth Pine, Doug Fir and Sapele (veneer over stave core) . . . so fairly stable stuff but again, good results.
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Old 12-05-2019, 09:25 AM
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Thanks, Paul..... that's good to know, although it's rather unlikely I'll ever need it. I'm getting over 10 years out of painted woodgrain, & 95% of people can't tell the difference. Plus, I rarely use wood anymore .........

I'm in a sparsely populated area & if I have to refinish a sign that's 800 miles from home
because the clear failed, I'll not be happy. I have signs here in Ontario farther than that.... almost to the Manitoba border, which is about 1200 miles from here.
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