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#59249
Cheap paint test: test of all four steps 1 Year ago  
Based on the results of my previous "Cheap paint test", I decided to use the Folk Art Multi-Surface paint since it was the most durable. However, this smaller line of paints had fewer colors than the regular Folk Art paint (or the Apple Barrel, Ceramcoat, or Americana paints), so I had to do some mixing for the later stages. It was another time-consuming step, but it DID allow me to customize my paint job--I decided to go for a darker color scheme.

For the base grey stage, I used Medium Grey.
For the random brick stage, I used a mixture of primarily Coffee Latte, with a bit of the dark green Thicket added in. After some testing on the palette, I added the green paint right into the brown bottle so that I could get consistent results.
For the olive drybrush stage, I used a mixture of the first two stages: Medium Grey plus Coffee Latte (which already contained some of the green Thicket), and I lightened this up by adding Steel Grey and Parchment. As before, after testing on a palette, I mixed up a full bottle of this color.
For the stone edge drybrush stage, I used the same olive drybrush color but lightened it every more with Parchment (and a little Steel Grey).

I ended up using about six 2-oz bottles (although for paints like Thicket and Steel Grey, I barely used any), for a cost of around $10 total. The results:
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#59250
Re:Cheap paint test: test of all four steps 1 Year ago  
Looks good to me. I also went with a slightly darker scheme.
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Re:Cheap paint test: test of all four steps 7 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Grrr... I tried to link to this thread from another thread, and instead posted the reply to THIS thread.

But since I've created a new reply, I'll use this to mention that I've been thinking about the DF Caverns pieces which will come next fall. I'd like to stick to the darker grey color scheme, so that it will more closely blend in with my existing DF Dungeon Tiles. It feels like the official DF color scheme focuses more on the brown tones. That looks good by itself, but I think I might like to do more layouts that combine the two sets, in which case I'll need more of the grey tones.
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Re:Cheap paint test: test of all four steps 7 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
I did not purchase any of the PVC tiles. I felt I had enough resin dungeon rooms already. I plan to try to match my resin caves .
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