Paint Sealing

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  1. Kaiwera05

    Kaiwera05 Soundwave Enthusiast

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    So I'm on a budget and I'm trying more advanced things with my figure painting. I'm putting the finishing touches on a figure that I'm entirely repainting and I was wondering if using nail polish top coat as a paint sealant would work. I'm using Testors Acrylic paints if that makes any difference.

    Note- I don't mind if the finish is matte or glossy or whatnot.
     
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    Don't do that!

    You don't NEED a sealant, especially when using model paint. Whatever you do, get the right clear coat/sealant for the type of paint you are using. Acrylic with acrylic, enamel with enamel, lacquer with lacquer.
     
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    I recommend Future floor polish. Nail polish will just ruin the paint.
     
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    nail polish is almost as tough as lacquer, putting it (wet) on anything will pull it up (unless you painted your custom with nail polish of course)

    like I said in the other post (and DP said) work your way outwards or leve with strengths of paint. Lacquer > Enamel > Acrylic.
     

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