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Buff/emulsion tips - do's and don'ts

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Hey cool cats, been setting myself up with paint for when I have time in my life again. Been collecting heaps of off-tints for backgrounding/buff but haven't got any decent colours (most of them are just your typical beige, peach, cream or grey - light and dark - kind of colours boring people paint their walls with. It's all acrylic and a mix of interior and exterior paints - all different sheens.

 

I know sweet fuck all about paint in terms of technical issues but want to be able to mix up the colours that I want for backgrounds. What do I need to know here, is it fine to mix interiors and exteriors, will mixing different levels of gloss/sheens cause any probs, what kind of paints can I get a hold of (thinking of reds, blues, greens, yellows, blacks, whites) to tint the bases I already have? I can pick up a little bit of tints from the local hardwares here and there but they are probably starting to get tired of me bugging them so I'm keen to just source a bunch of base colours of my own to play around with.

 

Any tips, pointers, suggestions and experiences appreciated. I'm married and saving for a house, the cheaper the option the better!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aaand tits.

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Anyone?

 

I'm a tight arse as I'm saving for a house and don't want to waste what I have by trying things and destroying what small stocks I have.

 

Main things I'd like to know are things I definitely should not do and cheap ways I can tint base acrylics.

 

Cheers.

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Yellows to warm the colors up

Blues to cool them down

 

 

If I remember- mixing acrylic and oil doesn't work well. Paint separated after rolling and had to do multiple layers before what was underneath couldn't be seen

 

I still have some notes and shit from a color theory class that may get a lil more in depth if you want to to check em

 

 

If it were me, I'd just mix it all together and add a gallon or two of black to have X amount of gallons of blackish buff. Makes the colors pop the best IMHO

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If it were me, I'd just mix it all together and add a gallon or two of black to have X amount of gallons of blackish buff. Makes the colors pop the best IMHO

 

That's pretty much what I've been doing up until now, ending up with a pretty dark grey. Wanting to expand out a bit these days with some purples, dark blues, deep reds and so on.

 

All I really need to do is work out a cheap method of tinting the bases I have without fucking them up (yep, def cant' mix acrylic with oil) and then I can experiment. Need to friend up some one working in a paint shop/factory who can hook me up with a range of tints.

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Once you get to a certain point w black there is no going back

 

When mixing the other colors just remember - a littleeeeeee bit of white goes a longgggggg way

 

Just go into a paint store and chat em up and let em know you're interested. Never hurts to ask. That's exactly how a lot of sneaker dudes get their hook ups. Having access to a paint mixing machine(thing that shakes the can) would be awesome.

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