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#57299
Removing paint from dwarvenite 11 Months, 1 Week ago  
I received my KS backer shipment yesterday, and I am very pleased with the product. I can't wait to get them painted and use them in my pathfinder game.

I haven't done much hobby painting, and this is my first attempt at drybrushing. I've watched all of the videos, and I ran a quick test this afternoon on four floor tiles. As you may expect, three of the four pieces ended up with a variety of ugly paint jobs. I think I've got a basic understanding of the technique now, but I am left with three tiles that I don't want to use.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to remove paint from dwarvenite without damaging it? If it matters, I am using the Pokorny paints.

Thanks!
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#57302
Re:Removing paint from dwarvenite 11 Months, 1 Week ago  
I have little xp painting miniatures thus far but I do paint for a living. I've done lots of different types of commercial painting and now I paint cranes. Dwarvinite is said to be PVC which is quite durable. You should be able to clean them up with some paint thinner and a tooth brush. Just to be safe I would recommend mineral spirits. Stay away from acetone. It would prolly be fine but mineral spirits will certainly be the softest on the piece. Pour some in a coffee can, drop yur piece in and let it soak for a few minutes, scrub with toothbrush
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#57303
Re:Removing paint from dwarvenite 11 Months, 1 Week ago  
Simple Green is the safest and least harsh method to remove the latex paints. Ive done it with bones minis and metal minis. Let it soak a day or two and the paint comes right off.
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#57304
Re:Removing paint from dwarvenite 11 Months, 1 Week ago  
swcorwyn wrote:
Simple Green is the safest and least harsh method to remove the latex paints. Ive done it with bones minis and metal minis. Let it soak a day or two and the paint comes right off.
I'll echo this.
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#57306
Re:Removing paint from dwarvenite 11 Months ago  
Stefan says (in the video) just start over.. paint them with the first paint thru the 4th all over again and voila!
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#57318
Re:Removing paint from dwarvenite 11 Months ago  
Agreeing on Simple Green, but also Stefan's suggestion is doable. You can get a few layers on something that size before it starts to cause an issue.
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#57320
Re:Removing paint from dwarvenite 11 Months ago  
Good to know on the Simple Green. I have almost completely converted to it for cleaning over the last five years.
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#57345
Re:Removing paint from dwarvenite 11 Months ago  
swcorwyn wrote:
Simple Green is the safest and least harsh method to remove the latex paints. Ive done it with bones minis and metal minis. Let it soak a day or two and the paint comes right off.
acrylic is not latex, but if simple green works then nuff said
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#57361
Re:Removing paint from dwarvenite 11 Months ago  
I'm glad you tested a few first...smart! You will get the hang of it in no time, it's a little different from painting mini's...it's a lot easier once you get how to do it...it's all in the drying of the drybrush, make sure it's not too wet on the stone edge phase, the last phase...that is really just for slight touching of the edges...some folks might not even want to do it at all! If they prefer a darker look....

No need to get the paint out i think...just go back to base gray, cover the offending area's and continue with the steps from there...you are just painting stone walls after all, not a damsel's dress of tiny teeth or eye balls...no need to worry about delicate area's...in the grand scheme of things, you won't notice a thing if 1 or 2 pieces has a little base gray seeping into the larger cracks of your pieces....and if that bothers you, just go into that with some dark chocolate brown color using the smallest brush: size 1 for detail work....
(Don't do a wash, that will really make your piece look a lot different...only do such a thing if it is under your total control on a very small area, don't apply a washy chocolate brown to your whole piece so it seeps into the cracks...that will completely change the piece....)
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#57398
Re:Removing paint from dwarvenite 11 Months ago  
Thanks for all of the feedback. I will try going over the worst one again, starting with the grey and then the olive colors. If it doesn't work out, I guess that piece will be the perfect test subject for the Simple Green treatment.

Re: the stone edge color

I was definitely too heavy-handed with my application of that layer. I think I will hold off on it for now, until I have more experience with drybrushing. I do like the slightly darker look.
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#57418
Re:Removing paint from dwarvenite 11 Months ago  
I plan to go to the home depo place near my house this weekend and buy a few bricks or stones of the same color and practice on them first.

Thanks to whoever gave me the idea long ago on this forum.
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#57476
Re:Removing paint from dwarvenite 11 Months ago  
I will also echo that the bath in simple green and a little bit of scrubbing will do wonders for you....when used to remove paint off of metal miniatures.

**HOWEVER**

I am NOT sure that this has been tested yet with Dwarvenite,Simple Green destroys green stuff putty and some glues, and can leave a greenish residue on some miniatures.

With THAT being said, if you want to go that route, I would suggest doing it to ONE piece, and posting results here.

In my opinion, it isn't going to harm the dwarvenite at all, and it DEFINATELY will not give it a green tint (the color of the tiles as they stand is just way too dark,) but I wouldn't want you buying, and soaking the tiles to find out that its really harmful to them.

Hope this helps.
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