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Painting: Painting with Acrylic
Discuss Acrylic painting techniques.
Stripping
Biggles2
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Posted: Monday, December 23, 2013 - 05:06 AM UTC
No, I don't mean that kind of stripping! When I've used Tamiya acrylics and I want to strip the fig for repainting it's easy - soak in a Windex bath and Tamiya paint dissolves by itself. But with real acrylics, like Citadel, it takes more elbow grease. Is there another solvent which will also dissolve these acrylics just as easily? I would rather let the paint dissolve by itself while I do something else - like painting figures. BTW, metal and/or resin figs.
russamotto
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Posted: Monday, December 23, 2013 - 07:08 AM UTC
I used rubbing alcohol on Pollyscale, Vallejo and Model Master acrylics. It worked fairly quickly, with a little gentle scrubbing. I don't know if something like goo off or simple green would affect the plastic, but might work for resin. Metal should be safe.
Biggles2
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Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 05:47 AM UTC
I like using Citadel (war gaming) acrylics. It's very durable, but also very stubborn to remove.
noddy927
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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2014 - 02:22 AM UTC
Hey Biggles just saw this blog....I use OXY plus, it's a stain remover by Astonish. Boil the kettle, put the figures in a suitable sized container (plastic is fine), add the boiling water, then the OXY. It will bubble and foam hence the suitable sized container, leave for 30 mins whilst you paint some figures or have you dinner, go back and most of the paint will be gone. You may need to give it a 2nd bath and some minor scrubbing.
Works great for me. Only works on Acrylics, not enamel.


Pete