Newbie painter hesitation: lacquer on acrilic?

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by Topo, Jun 15, 2004.

  1. Topo

    Topo Member

    I don't know if this as been already answered of if is a silly question, but better safe than sorry.

    If I use acrilic paints (Polly Scale), can I use as lacquer the Testors Dullcote? :confused:

    Or I should use the Polly finishers?

    I have heard about some lacquers attaccking non-enamel paints, so I wanted to ask before of putting the brush in it.
  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery


    I would say test to be sure - but I am pretty sure that I have tried this combination without side-effects. Usually you can stick with the same manufacturer without problems, so maybe you want to use the Polly finish... Be really sure that the paint is dry (wait a few days) and go really lightly with the DullCoat.

    As I said, try a test on something you don't care about (or something you want weathered "badly" ;) ) just in case...

  3. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    I have put "Dullcoat" laquer over acryllics without problems, but I used an airbrush. I would reccomend painting a piece of styrene with acryllics, let it dry completely, and then try painting it with "Dullcoat." If you ruin something, it is a piece of scrap styrene.
  4. Topo

    Topo Member

    Thanks, Russ and Andrew. :wave:

    I will try first with some old stuff. ;)

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