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hvlp on wall murals

Discussion in 'Airbrush Paints' started by kurgan, Apr 15, 2019.


  1. kurgan

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    Morning ive been doing a lot wall murals lately mostly jungle and jungle book themes ,ive seen a few videos on people using hvlp sb to go backgrounds and even detail work,im just wondering what paint they use and sticking a complete bottle of createx through it sounds a bit expensive,also has anybody put reduced emulsion/wall paint through a hvlp,might give it a go myself just looking for pointers (what to reduce it with ect)

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    I’ve done a few murals. I’ve “cheated” and used a paint roller for a blue background and airbrushed clouds on top. So, mixed media. Iwata RG-3 is a popular gun for murals. Round pattern like an airbrush. Comes in different nozzle sizes. I don’t think it can handle wall paint though. Createx makes a theme park paint called Scenix. That may be a good option for you.
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    Yes, i do it plenty. Yes you can thin out housepaint with water, though washer fluid dries quicker.
    Thinned out artist acrylic, thinned out craft paints, they all work. Stick to the $1.50 craft paint though not the $.50 stuff.

    Scenix or Rosco are good too. Basically housepaint with pure pigments so you can mix colors correctly.
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    Hey, do you know if pigment size is different between wall paint (latex) and something like scenix? I’ve only ever sprayed latex through an airless.
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    I'm not real sure on pigment size.
    House paint is kind of a different animal, it uses dark,neutral or whiteish pigment for hide, then basically gets toner added for color.

    I know on a full size hvlp a 1.6 with latex mixed about 3:1 p:r with water works great.

    Mini 1.0s take a touch more.
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    Scenix, Rosco and other scenic paints just actually use pigment , so you get pure colors that don't fade really, and you can reduce it a lot more because it doesn't have to go on thick.

    Otherwise they are pretty similar.
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