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Okay, im doing an ambitious project, a Life sized, fully poseable replica of a Half Life 2 Hunter Ive hit a few roadblocks in construction, mainly school and joints, but the part I need to get right is the paint The Hunter has an Iridescent dark Blue/Green coat of armor of it, and a light grey fleshy skin, you can probably tell which one im having the issue with [Pictures for reference]

https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/half-lifehttps://www.reddit.com/images/2/2a/Hunter.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20130122170953&path-prefix=en

https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/five-nights-at-freddys-rushttps://www.reddit.com/images/e/e5/%D0%9E%D1%85%D0%BE%D1%82%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%BA_%D0%90%D0%BB%D1%8C%D1%8F%D0%BD%D1%81%D0%B0_%D0%B8%D0%BB%D0%B8_%D0%9C%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%B8-%D1%81%D1%82%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%B9%D0%B4%D0%B5%D1%80.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20150625063249&path-prefix=ru

I have been able to find some iridescent paints, but not in the color I need, the next best thing ive been able to find is various car paints, since they have that metallic nature of the coat, although most of these paints arent commercially available, or dark enough Any idea where I can find a suitable paint, if it exists, and if not where can i find the next best thing, preferably a metallic navy blue, or darker

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So there is some brownish color on my washroom doors, I am guessing it's happening because of water contact? Usually after washing hands, there is a possibility that wet hands could cause water to affect the door knobs etc. Does anyone know if I can paint over that? If so what paint I can use to prevent the water a damage to the door?

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my friend has a skimboard he wants me to paint , i normally do watercolor /acrylic painting for fun so i need some help- what paint is water resistant or water proof?! anybody have any tips / ideas regarding how to go about this project? thanks !!

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I am a big fan of oil base primers. I currently use Sherwin Williams fast dry oil(green can). It bonds great usually does not require thinner and in my opinion does not yellow as much as zinnser coverstain.

Benjamin Moore advance waterborne alkyd. Only used twice for cabinets but turned out great low odor, fast dry and great finish. I will admit it does not quite have sheen of oil base or feel but still great paint.

Duration from Sherwin Williams is my favorite for exterior painting. Excellent coverage, fast dry and will set quickly so you can paint with impending rain. 30 min in direct sun and it can hard rain for a day with no issues. One con is Paint is thick and can quickly gum up on side of cut bucket and brush when exposed to sun on hot day.

I have more but I am always looking to try new products that have been recommended from other painters.

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Looking to paint some steel tables that are used in a corrections environment where the inmates will try to scratch graffiti into it, so it needs to be durable. If I can scratch it with my fingernail it is not nearly good enough. I tried Rust Oleum High Performance Protective Enamel #7727402 and I can still scratch the paint with my fingernail after a week of curing, so it is too soft. I am hoping to get something close to as durable as a powder coated finish. Does that even exist outside of a baked on paint environment?

Now I am going to try either 9100 system epoxy or 9800 system urethane. I don't have enough "down time" that I have time to paint multiple coats or a primer first. What would be the most durable solution direct to steel? It will not be exposed to sun so UV fading will not be a problem.

Right now I am leaning toward the 9100 epoxy because it has a 4H harness compared to the 9800 F-H, and a handle time of 5 hours (w/ fast activator) compared to the 9800 6-9 hours. I also noticed that the 9100 does not recommend a primer, while the 9800 actually recommends using 9100 as a primer, but says one is not required.

Does anyone have experience with these? Am I not ever going to get anything close to a powder coated durability without the use of an oven?

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Just wondering how other painters and painting contractors are approaching lead based paint laws here in the USA. Thanks for any feedback!

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I am prepping a cement floor for Sherwin Williams Armorseal 8100. There is one spot that keeps coming back. I've ground it with a floor sander with a cement prep disk and diamond cup wheel. I tried TSP and epoxy remover. I just tried brake cleaner with cat litter which has it fade away for 24 hours then the stain returns.

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We're finishing up renovations on my place, new drywall and a skimmed ceiling. I understand you're supposed to prime the new surfaces but I can't find a drywall primer locally that says it can be used with gloss or semi gloss or satin finish paints. Why is this a thing? I want to use semi gloss in the house because it's easy to keep clean, I don't want flat walls. Is there something I can get that works with satin, gloss, or semi gloss paints?

Flat ceilings, semi gloss walls.

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Ok paint experts, give me your opinions. I’ve used a lot of SuperPaint over the last year or so in doing painting for others as well as my own house. There’s a TL;DR below for all my short attention span friends.

I’ve used SuperPaint, as well as some of the ProMar line at SW. I’ve never used Cashmere. My SW rep is giving a good deal to test drive some cashmere. Here’s the catch...I’m moving into a new home and wanting to do a full repaint, so I’m considering using Cashmere for my own home without ever using it before.

Tell me why that’s either a horrible idea or a good idea.

Part 2 of this is with paint sheen. I typically go for SuperPaint satin sheen with interior walls (not a fan of flat for interior other than ceilings). With cashmere, low luster is my only option in that range...but I’ve heard there quite a bit of sheen in the low Lustre. Can anyone give me a gloss range for comparison? I like a little sheen on walls, but not super shiny walls. Would adding Floetrol to the low luster help dull the sheen to my liking? I’m wanting something close to satin or even slightly between satin and matte.

TL;DR: Should I use cashmere to paint my walls instead of SuperPaint which I’m familiar with? Also, is cashmere low luster too shiny for normal interior walls? If so, should I use Floetrol to take the sheen down?

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I usually paint on rocks or air dry clay with acrylic paint. It peels if I mess with it too much and I'm worried if I set my painted rocks outside the sun will damage the colors. How do I keep the paint safe and damage free? I am unsure if I'm supposed to use varnish or polymer or what. Google only makes me more confused. Any help would be appreciated, please

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I have a rental house with plaster walls. I don't know if the current interior flat paint is oil or latex base and it might not be the same throughout. It is likely decades old. Should I just use oil based paint over this paint? I have read that oil over latex is ok but not good the other way. If I use oil base is there a downside? I have never used anything but latex based paint before but I assume it would roll on the same. Thanks.

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What would be the best type and/or brand of paint to use for a parking spot? Trying to paint mine at school and I keep hearing mixed answers but all I know is that it has to be an exterior paint. That was what the school had told me. I’d appreciate and and all responses!

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I’m currently painting my house , specifically the ceiling at the moment, and I don’t make it there until 4 pm after work. I need to get a work light to help me see. I was wondering before I buy one which is better between halogen and LED?

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I have a built-in entertainment system that's been disgustingly tacky to the touch ever since I bought the place several years ago. I finally sanded off the sticky top layers but now I'm not sure what to use for paints and primers. I hear that oil-based paints have better blocking resistance, but that some water-based paints do too. I like the easy clean up of water-based and that they're generally cheaper.

Does anyone know any water-based paints with great blocking resistance or should I use oil? What about for the primer? If I only have access to a Lowe's does that change your response? And can I use the same paint on the trim and door later?

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I painted my kitchen and living room with a light gray water based paint last year and it still hasn't grown on me at all. I know I want a deeper gray that doesn't have any undertones of blues etc, and the water based paint just isn't working out. My daughter is still a toddler and I'm a wheelchair user so I'm constantly having to wipe tire marks and other things off the walls and I'm wiping some of the paint off too! Also, my stove is right next to the wall, so I need a paint that's going to hold up well to being wiped down and I'm planning on painting every room gray (including the bathroom). I really don't know where to start! What paint would you recommend? Also, which is the best type of paint to use on door frames and lower cabinets that are prone to being bumped/scraped by a wheelchair? Thank you so much for any advice!

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I had set out newspaper, but a few times I started spraying at horizontal angles and some of that got on to the deck.

Since I wasn't spraying the deck directly, should I be able to sand it off?

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Just bought a house and the previous owner did a bad job painting the inside. Didn't pull the tape off correctly and peeled some paint off. I've been sanding the peeled areas. Some of the drywall paper is showing. My thought is to sand, prime, compound to smooth, sand, prime then paint.

What primer should I use on the peeled drywall and what should I use on the compound before painting? TIA

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It only smells in the master bedroom, I have primed all the walls with Kiltz 2 times, ceiling 2 times, painted over the primer, bleached the shelves, used tsp and jaxex on the floor and still smells. It smells like it is coming from the closet/air intake so I jammed a rag filled with bleach into the intake and it fixed it for a day, maybe the duct needs replacement?

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So back at the end of last year, I saw on facebook an advert from either homebase or bnq advertising a paint line that had a really nice look to it.

It was for inside the home and there was one that gave walls a stony effect and another that looked like it was stained/rusted in parts and like stone in the other.

I've been trying to find this line of paint for ages but can't seem to see it anywhere. So if anyone knows what I am talking about or can point me in the right direction that would be amazing!!

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Hi guys,

I was hoping i could get some insight into spray painting a Shisha Tray black. How easy of a process is this and in case it's possible, how would i go about doing this?

thanks!

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I’ve checked Sherwin-Williams and Home Depot. Sherwin-Williams has the white painters pants but only goes up to 42 waist. I need 44 waist at least. Where can I buy these pants? I’m trying to start a new job tomorrow and they require the white painters pants.

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