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Best Gloss For Waterbased Paint

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by Winchester’s taxidermy, Jul 12, 2019 at 3:13 AM.

  1. Hello guys I have been painting fish with water based paints and using super fish gloss. Is there better glosses out there to use. My fish aren’t getting that wet look I’m craving I use 2/3 coats of this gloss and I’m still not getting the look I want
  2. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    Try this cause I’ll give you a lot of products and get the same results. So it’s not the product but user failer. Lol
    Warm fish up, lay three flash coats , make sure it’s dry in between each coat. Then give your fish that three coat gloss.
    You should see a difference.


    WLELTD Active Member

    Frank, why are you warming the fish?
  4. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    It’ll stop from your gloss turning milky white and sets the gloss faster.
  5. Wally Gator

    Wally Gator Member

    I am just an amateur, but I use polytranspar water based paint, then wait a day before using Minwax polyurethane spray. I do a flash coat, wait a couple hours, then a good top coat. Very wet look. I haven't had any problems.