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Old 27 Apr 2007, 21:56   #1 (permalink)
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So My mum won't let me paint inside... so I have to paint out in our shed. The problem is, we live in Florida... where it is very humid.

I spray primer a guy, he never dries. It'll mostly dry, but it'll still be slightly stickey (you probably know the feeling). I have to wait maybe a day+ for him to get finally dry, depending on the weather.

Have any of you ever had this problem, and how do you suggest remedying it?
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Old 27 Apr 2007, 22:03   #2 (permalink)
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how runny or thin is your skull white? You could paint a thin coat of skull white over your models, and then paint it for real.
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Old 27 Apr 2007, 22:04   #3 (permalink)
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Or, try sticking it in the fridge, let it cool, run outside and spray.

Or spray in the open air in the evening/morning.
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Old 27 Apr 2007, 22:32   #4 (permalink)
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Why won't your mom let you paint inside? Is it a matter of safety or something else?

If she's worried about you spilling, use newspaper to cover your work area.
If she's worried about safety, the only dangerous part is gluing, which you could do outside, but the rest of it is fine and (as far as I know) won't let off any kind of toxic fumes.
I recommend just painting your models black instead of using the spray if it's just too humid.
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Old 27 Apr 2007, 22:38   #5 (permalink)
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you can always open a few windows to ventilate... which is a good thing unless you wanna get high on paint, glue and thinner fumes like i did once :
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Old 27 Apr 2007, 22:44   #6 (permalink)
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You haven't been building an Ork army for the last week. My room seems to smell like an opium den!

I would argue/ reach a comprmise with your parents and piant with the air con on.
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Old 27 Apr 2007, 22:47   #7 (permalink)
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silk, mind if i move in with you?
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Old 27 Apr 2007, 23:01   #8 (permalink)
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Paint getting on things and Not having a place to paint in our house (kinda small/cramped). And although I could argue it, when I got my army it was part of the agreement "You either paint outside or you don't paint at all"... so I'm kinda stuck there.

I'd just paint it grey, but that won't dry any better than the spray.

I did spray in the evening, about 6:30. Still doesn't work.

Cooling it down? Thats a great idea, Silk, I'll have to try it. Or maybe just paint/run inside to let them dry fully/paint next coat.

Any more suggestions are much appreciated, thanks for the ones previously.
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Old 27 Apr 2007, 23:07   #9 (permalink)
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Cooling it down? Thats a great idea, Silk, I'll have to try it. Or maybe just paint/run inside to let them dry fully/paint next coat.
Just don't blame me if it blows up okay?
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Old 27 Apr 2007, 23:11   #10 (permalink)
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Dude, I know exactly how you feel. *I lived in Hell Pensacola for two years. *I've had the same problem. * Krylon finishes work well because they dry very quickly. *Likewise, I'd get a little fan and get some ventalation. *

In fact, if you can afford it, get a really bathroom fan and build yourself a drying booth. *I've build them before with relative ease. *Basically, you go to a hardware store or home center and get their cheepest bathroom fan, some plywood (you can probably get them to cut it to size) some corner braces and some hinges. *You might want to consider a filter too - but it's not necessary unless you're actually spraying into the booth.

Do you clearcoat your figures when you're done? *If so, you definately want a booth. *The first time you clearcoat your figures and they turn white because it's too humid, you'll understand. *Don't let it happen.

Good luck! *

BTW - I'd recommend against the fridge thing. Here's why - a cooler figure (especially metal) will cause the 128% humidity to condense on the miniature even more quickly than normal - this could actually create droplets which could ruin your primer job and/or cause it to run.
Your problem is humidity not temperature.
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