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House Davie Merc

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I have a good amount of buildings . Some are old ones that I'm improving, and
some are new . The newer ones are from Hardware Studios . They have LOTS of windows .

These are all hollow buildings . The windows are backed with plexiglass with a white
film on the back . I intend on lighting them up all up with
LED/ white lights on the inside . The white film on the plexiglass should
obscure any internal details and just show as a diffused even
light throughout each building .
Some will be a tan color . I plan on basing them with a khaki spray and covering
that with Rust-oleum Multicolor textured spray paint . Desert Bisque is the color .
Small details like doors,AC condensers,pipes,ETC will be taped off then painted
other colors to add detail.

My BIG problem is this : I can't find a source or idea for GRAY buildings . That Rust-oleum
paint is NOT available in a light gray . Anything similar in gray has white/black
globules that are WAY to big to make it look right .
Krylon FINE textured stone looks just right-but it's currently unavailable .

With what I'm planning in mind does anyone have any recommendations of what to do
for the GRAY buildings ?
Thanks for any suggestions .

Colt Ward

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Re: Wanted: Tips for painting big buildings with lots of windows .
« Reply #1 on: 13 March 2023, 15:09:46 »
Could always use a lighter gray or even dirty white and then hit it with a gray stain- color darkens and the paint seals up.

Other thing was that I recently found some foam spraypaint at a hobby store that was light grey.
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Re: Wanted: Tips for painting big buildings with lots of windows .
« Reply #2 on: 14 March 2023, 17:29:20 »
Do you have any pics of the "foam spray paint"?  I'm really wondering about that...  ???

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Re: Wanted: Tips for painting big buildings with lots of windows .
« Reply #3 on: 14 March 2023, 20:16:46 »
It is normal paint, when I tested on some free styrofoam it melted.  I guess it was for the hobby foam?  maybe green foam . .
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Re: Wanted: Tips for painting big buildings with lots of windows .
« Reply #4 on: 14 March 2023, 20:22:37 »
So it's paint for Styrofoam, rather than that paint that expands into Styrofoam? ???

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Re: Wanted: Tips for painting big buildings with lots of windows .
« Reply #5 on: 15 March 2023, 09:05:06 »
Yeah . . . except it melted the weak styrofoam I tried it on.  I did not try it on my denser/tougher stuff.
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Re: Wanted: Tips for painting big buildings with lots of windows .
« Reply #6 on: 15 March 2023, 16:57:51 »
Maybe try it on some insulation?

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Re: Wanted: Tips for painting big buildings with lots of windows .
« Reply #7 on: 16 March 2023, 10:04:55 »

My BIG problem is this : I can't find a source or idea for GRAY buildings . That Rust-oleum
paint is NOT available in a light gray . Anything similar in gray has white/black
globules that are WAY to big to make it look right .
Krylon FINE textured stone looks just right-but it's currently unavailable .

With what I'm planning in mind does anyone have any recommendations of what to do
for the GRAY buildings ?
Thanks for any suggestions .

I'm super confused or maybe I am just reading this all wrong....why can't you use your normal method and then just spray the entire thing with a cheap grey primer/spray paint afterward?  That would give you the texture you are used to and the color you want.
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