WeekendMiniaturist Posted May 9, 2014 Share Posted May 9, 2014 Bill R posted that he uses lacquer and an airbrush for furniture finishing in the other thread. Late 70s was before my miniature awakening, so sorry can't help with this one... will have to google search to see if I can see a picture of it and will keep an eye out when I'm at auctions on the weekends, as you never know what you will find. Will also ask DH... I haven't tried the current round of laquers available at the woodworking store; so will have to go to Johnson's Workbench and check the stuff out. You just cut this with a good lacquer thinner? is that a 2:1 ratio to get it through an airbrush? I've only used the lacquers in the can available at the Home Improvement stores. I bonded very well when I used sanding sealer on my houseworks windows and sprayed them last summer, oh that was a beautiful experience... but getting the gun back together, and spraying as it did fresh out of the box was a whole different experience. I was pleased with the micro-grounded pigments available at MicroMark for painting, it was a huge difference between brushing on acrylic and airbrushing with the solvent based paint. Now I see Micro Mark is not selling this; so will have to go hunting online. For those of you who use an airbrush do you have any tips or websites for getting the darn thing back together and working like it was new? Do I take an old tooth brush to everything? Those dental brushes for your bridge look very useful for this application. ( I think I read this on the IGMA blog.) Do you keep a separate airbrush for painting vs. finishing? What is your favorite airbrush? Tamra/Indiana Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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