Friday, March 30, 2018

A Spray Paint Cosy

The Model Railroad Luddite does not have an airbrush. All painting of rolling stock is done outdoors using spray cans, in an area sheltered from wind. Spray paint can be used successfully if the paint is warmed up first. This thins it for a more even application,  increases the available internal pressure needed to propel the paint, and makes the nozzle less prone to clogging. The can is placed in an old baby wipes container, then the container is filled up with hot tap water. After 15 minutes or so the paint is nicely warmed up and thinned. After some shaking it is ready to use.



I only use Rustoleum brand "Painter's Touch" line which is marked as safe for plastics. Be careful, the regular Rustoleum is not! I also write on the can which roads that color is used for.

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