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Problems with Vallejo's Matt varnish

Discussion in 'Acrylics' started by fermatgom, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. Fabricio_Fay Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Brazil
    You can use as a vernish a vinilic glue designed for laminated floor, mixed with water (50%), appli with a brush in one coat, wait it drie for appli one more coat if need. For me until now is the best vernish, ore the onlly one that worked:bored:

    Cheers from Brasil:coffee:
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  2. fermatgom Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Interesting Fabricio. Thank you! By the way, you have a very nice blog, I follow your posts very often :)
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  3. fermatgom Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Spain
    That's it. I just ordered the ak-interactive ultra matte varnish.
    Is it necessary to thin it for brush? Or you should use it right from the bottle?
    Thanks!!
  4. fermatgom Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Hi!
    I purchased the ak-interactive ultra matte varnish. I have been using and testing it and I'm very very happy with it. You can even use it right from the bottle without diluting without fear of getting a white glaze. It can matt any shine, if not with a layer, with two. Even with glue spots of cyanocrilate it kills it shine. Highly recommended!(y)
    Thanks everybody for your advices!
  5. Metal Extremo Well-Known Member

    Yeah fermatgom. I canpt live without this varnish.
    I didn't read your question about thin it. It is no necesary diluite it with airbrush neither, and you can use the varnish as thinner with acrilic paints. I do it with reds and blues.
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  6. rossbach PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Gunze Sangyo H20. Gunze acrylic paints are aimed at vehicle and aircraft modellers. Picked it up from the scale aircraft modellers.

    Works perfect if thinned properly, no fogging.

    Only disadvantage maybe is that you do need an airbrush and a compressor.

    In the 'work in progress' section there are a few pics of my Pegaso'54 mm Scythian king (the pics can be enlarged if you click 'original size' in the right hand corner).

    This figure was painted in oils, ad therefore glossy here and there and afterwards sprayed (at a very low psi from very close by) entirely with H20. I think the result speaks for itself.

    Cheers,

    Paul
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  7. Jerry Hutter Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I have finally found the Holy grail of matt varnishes. AK Interactive Ultra Matt varnish. Water based and the flattest finish I've seen since the old formula dull coat. Which by the way is now total crap. I've brushed it on and ten minutes later dead flat no powder build up in undercuts, no mottled splotches. I am going to try it through an airbrush when I get a chance. Try this stuff you will not be disappointed. I bought it on Amazon and was so impressed I tried to order from AK. It must be rapidly finding homes in workshops across the globe as they were out of stock.
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  8. samson Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Good info going to have o give this a shot. I tried the av again thinking I was using wrong. But had the same results nothing happened.
  9. badger Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    I use a tin of varnish which I have had for years,unfortunately the label fell apart so I don't know the name,but I put some through my airbrush, mixed with turps,50/50 mix and this dries perfect matt. it is a household varnish.?
  10. valiant A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Theres a guy I know who swears by using Ronseal polyurethane matt varnish for wood. He puts the tin on the radiator to warm it up which makes it very runny and applies it by brush - it works really well, I have seen the results!(y)
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  11. samson Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Not sure if you saw my other post I was given a tip to mix the hell out of the vallejo . I did just that and had good results dried dead flat .
  12. badger Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    I think the one I use is the ronseal one?/badger
    Eludia likes this.
  13. El Tché Well-Known Member

    Good to know about AK !

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