In Praise of Cellulose Paint

A few months ago I was criticised for preferring to use cellulose paint when I spray; the concern being that cellulose thinners are aggressive and will damage the air-brush.

On the basis that I am of the view that “if it works for me” then I am going to carry on using it I am doing so.  I am helped by knowing that I am not alone in my preference as Ian Rathbone also recommends it and also because I have not yet had any issues with my airbrush.

The reason I prefer cellulose is that it gives an amazingly smooth paint finish every time, it drys very quick and gives a very durable finish.  Judge the former at least for yourself.

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More on the model in a future post……..

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About highlandmiscellany

Just playing trains; my weekday life is a bit more serious though!

Posted on July 22, 2017, in Workbench (stock) and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Totally agree. and as you say, the finish is always good. I use it quit often with Humbrol paint be it Matt, Satin or Gloss and have had no problems at all.
    p.s. Hows the chassis etch and bogie etch coming along ? I’m still interested in a purchase.

    Cheers.

    Alan.

  2. Paul Bannerman

    Hi Mark,

    Looking good and looking forward to seeing it finished. Have attached picture of one I built a few years ago. Very arguable they were ever in HR livery.

    /Users/paulbannerman/Desktop/IMG_0705.jpg

    Regards Paul

  3. looking forward to seeing you use the litres of crimson lake you have
    and the NER green

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