Warren,Martyn, Ive been painting professionaly for about 8 years now, prior to that i used to spray outside but with the weather here that was no good. I had my loft converted into a workshop and the painting is done against the back wall which has a large extraction fan to the outside. In the winter (and sometimes summer) i let the room warm ip for an hour or so
Regarding temperatures i would guess at a minimum of around 15-20 c. Colder than that, the air holds more moisture which condenses onto the model which causes blooming and inconsistant finishes. The model and paint should also be up to a reasonable temperature. Im not sure about the science of it all but experience has taught me this.
Hope this makes sense
Yet more works of art!
Quick question, do you have a favourite tape for masking? Thanks.
For fine masking the Tamiya stuff is unbeatable although for general masking Frog tape in green and yellow is great.
I do have a sneaky suspicion tho that yellow frog and Tamiya are the same tape.
Sorry Chaps for late reply.
Not been around for a few months.
Re satin varnish, if required I use Ronseal hardglaze gloss varnish dulled down with precision matting agent.
With trial and error you can get the amount of matting agent just right for the required sheen