Help!: Games Tiles And Tacky Finishing Spray

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Help!: Games Tiles And Tacky Finishing Spray

Post by kiltedyaksman » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:47 pm

I had great success finishing My KS1 tiles with Testors Dullcotte.

However, since then the Dullcote formula was changed and now it dries tacky on painted dwarenite and is also satin.

I moved on to Winsor and Newton Matte Spray and it feels dry at first but turns tacky within 24 hours.

I tried using other matte sprays (not all of which are matte most are satin) followed by W&N and still dried tacky.

I have also tried brush on Liquitex Matte, followed by W&N but the results were mixed.

Can peeps please suggest some alternatives?

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Re: Help!: Games Tiles And Tacky Finishing Spray

Post by MrMorden » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:02 pm

What paints are you using?

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Re: Help!: Games Tiles And Tacky Finishing Spray

Post by AnimeSensei » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:08 pm

Do the sprays contain acetone?
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Re: Help!: Games Tiles And Tacky Finishing Spray

Post by Arcarius2001 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:01 pm

Try Army Painter Matte Varnish. I didn’t know about the change to dullcote, bummer. It worked well.

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Re: Help!: Games Tiles And Tacky Finishing Spray

Post by patransom » Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:00 am

Army Painter Matte Varnish stayed tacky for me. I found that Testors Dullcote worked, but maybe I ended up with the old formula?

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Re: Help!: Games Tiles And Tacky Finishing Spray

Post by RisingSeraph » Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:31 pm

patransom wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:00 am
Army Painter Matte Varnish stayed tacky for me. I found that Testors Dullcote worked, but maybe I ended up with the old formula?
Air quality and temperature seems to be the greatest factor. I had a few pieces I'd varnished with a Hobby Lobby seal, went on tacky. Lastnight I hit them again with Testor's - it was a cool 65 degrees outside with no humidity whatsoever - dried perfectly with no issue. I didn't think the humidity was that bad when I used the Hobby Lobby stuff, but my experience last night just further cements the need for no humidity when using spray sealer and a preference for Testors.

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Re: Help!: Games Tiles And Tacky Finishing Spray

Post by kiltedyaksman » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:29 pm

I am using standard home interior paint. Exactly from the same on KS1 and Dunegon of Doom.

Very frustrating.

It may be humidity but I am not convinced yet.

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Re: Help!: Games Tiles And Tacky Finishing Spray

Post by MrMorden » Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:57 am

The Dullcote cans have changed, but from what I understand as long as the model/formulation number is 1260 (usually 1260A here locally), it’s the same old Dullcote.

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Re: Help!: Games Tiles And Tacky Finishing Spray

Post by Trollface » Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:31 pm

The guy from Black Magic Craft reccomends mini wax spray poly, since it does not affect the foam. It all comes down to what chemicals are in the spray formulation to keep the product from clogging the nozzle, and spraying properly. Of course try a test piece first.

Has anyone tried simple green on dwarvenite to remove paint?

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Re: Help!: Games Tiles And Tacky Finishing Spray

Post by kiltedyaksman » Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:11 pm

I have used simple green extensively.

It works. Sink your pieces and let them soak though.

Downside...they will smell minty fresh forever lol

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