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Discussion in 'Beginners' started by deerstuffer, May 3, 2012.

  1. deerstuffer

    deerstuffer New Member

    What do you all use as far as the paint goes? The only experience I have had with airbrushing is with water base paints. If I begin using water base paint to finish my deer, do I need to put something over it like a sealer or will the paint wipe off with a wet rag even after it dries if someone where to try and clean their mount with a damp cloth. Is there a better paint or better way? Thanks
  2. Aaron H

    Aaron H foxfiretaxidermy.com

    I do almost all of my painting with water based paint. I top coat on gameheads with Satin Topcoat. This does seal and leaves a soft no-gloss finish. Airbrush paint is very durable and would not wipe off easily anyway if applied to clean skin surfaces but I like the look of the Satin and use it for that mostly.

  3. Mike Powell

    Mike Powell Well-Known Member

    I've tried both the water based and the laquer based and I prefer the laquer base. For me, seems easier to clean from airbrush and dries faster. But the clean up may be more of an "operator" issue, if you know what I mean.
  4. Re: Re: airbrushing

    On deer - I use oils w/ brush to finish eyes - see Cole's tutorial. (Less likely for me to screw up!) Nose - I use Lifetone Lacquers because that is what I use for fish.

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