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Dan R
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I started painting my miniatures but I'm pretty novice I practices on a few reapers miniatures to get better at brush skills. What sealant is recommended for after using Army Paints with quick shade in order to prevent the paint from chipping any recommendations?
 
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Bobby Ramsey
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Lots of people seem to like Testor's Dullcote. Nice protection while maintaining a nice matte finish.
 
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Dan R
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Thanks I'll try it out
 
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Chris M
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In my experience, the quick shade does pretty good itself in protecting the actual paint. I just got back to painting in the past year so the quick shades are a welcome "new" product for me. It looks a lot like what we used to make with Future Floor Wax and inks back in the early 2000s

The Dullcote is for an extra layer of protection - but it really is there to get the glare down off the minis. Dullcote is not as durable as other "shiny" sealers.
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I've been using future floor wax as a sealant for years with great success. I've tried several other methods and none offer the same level of protection. I dip the mini in future, dab off the excess, then after 24 hours do a second dip. 24 hours after that I hit it with a spray of Army Painter matte varnish to take the shine off. After that you can throw plastic minis against the wall with no paint damage.
 
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I use Army Painter Sealant for all of my projects.

Priming is also an important part of durability. I use P3 Formula; black for deep dark color, and white if I plan on using lighter shades. Switched to P3 from using Krylon, never going back.
 
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AnyMouse wrote:
Lots of people seem to like Testor's Dullcote. Nice protection while maintaining a nice matte finish.



Will "Dullcote" take the stickiness out of my mini's? I painted them with Testor's enamel. (now I find out I shouldn't have used those paints, but what's done is done)
 
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For every miniature I have ever painted I have used Vallejo Matt Varnish slightly thinned with water and I have never had any problems.

I have also recently started priming plastic miniatures with slightly thinned gesso, which goes on really thick but shrinks down to a very thin layer that reveals all the fine detail of the model whilst giving it a much rougher surface for acrylic paint to adhere to. I was a little scared using this at first but it does work well for plastics.
 
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My preferred sealing method is brush on sealer from reaper, then a few sprays of testors dullcote to take away the glossiness.
 
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