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Discussion in 'Colour Theory' started by Dan1986, May 8, 2013.


  1. Dan1986

    Dan1986 Guest

    What's the best way to evenly colour a large space.
    I'm working on a large hulk portrait on mdf
    Just wondering what the best way would be?
  2. Madbrush

    Madbrush Guest

    A small spray gun is handy for that, there are some that you can use with your airbrush compressor, meaning they can still work under 50 psi.

    I don't know if you've ever used one, but the process is to simply apply your paint from an even distance (this will depend on the the thickness of your paint and working pressure) and move your gun form side to side and from top to bottom in layers until you end up with an even finish.
  3. Dan1986

    Dan1986 Guest

    I will have a look for one,thanks
    another question
    would you just go straight on the mdf or coat it with emulsion first.?
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    Using opaques. You then can't go darker then the colour in the bottle. Transparents change the more layers you lay down.
  5. Madbrush

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    If your working on MDF, I would apply an acrylic primer first, I normally do 3-4 coats so that I have an even pure white surface, sanding between layers of course, if you are working mainly with darker colours you can tint the primer to make it into a dark gray, brown or blue to help with covering of subsequent layers.
  6. MrMatrix

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    I have painted heaps of MDF and I use white Gesso first - never had a problem. No need for any other primer as this works.

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