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Old 04-01-2018, 02:18 PM   #1
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I'm planning on repainting some resin station buildings plus footbridge into the Highland blue and white colours. I'd like to know what type of paints have worked well on resin and if anyone has gone with the Highland colours, what paints have you used? Thanks.
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Any of the recognized brands, Humbrol, Revell or Tamiya work perfectly well - either acrylic or enamel. If you plan to illuminate the buildings it would pay to paint the inside black to stop light bleed.
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I'm using oil based enamels on my resin loco and rolling stock kits. They say to wash resin items in soapy water prior to painting, but I dont think this does a lot as certain areas where paint does not take the first time can be the same if one washes or not. Usually they cover on the second coat of paint though. There shouldn't be too much of a problem to paint them.
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Agreed, new resin should be washed and primed but this is not necessary for repainting ready to plant resin buildings.
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Thanks guys for your quick replies.
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I didn't wash any of my resin buildings, but found either Halfords black, grey or white primer gave a good base for painting. As Steve M mentioned, light-bleed can be a problem, and quick spray eliminates that problem - if spraying the interior of any buildings, remember to mask off the windows. As a side-issue resin buildings are easily drilled, should you wish to add lighting.
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I repainted the 'Rye' station building into SR colours. I used green acrylic for the doors and windows and green enamel for the guttering. However I think Humbrol enamel diluted with a bit of Humbrol paint thinner works best. With the acrylic I found it difficult to avoid brush marks on the doors.
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