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Offline Plaztek

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Interior "light reflective" paint
« on: June 07, 2017, 03:02:27 pm »
Hey gang,
I was wandering what everyone uses for interior paint to bounce the light around. I have been using a white Rustoleum spray can to do this but I don't like it. Its stays tacky for a long time and chips off taking my primer undercoat with it really easy.

What do you use?

Thanks in advance.
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Offline RossW

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Re: Interior "light reflective" paint
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2017, 03:25:25 pm »
Hey gang,
I was wandering what everyone uses for interior paint to bounce the light around. I have been using a white Rustoleum spray can to do this but I don't like it. Its stays tacky for a long time and chips off taking my primer undercoat with it really easy.

What do you use?

Thanks in advance.
Just plain flat white paint works well to scatter the light around.

Offline scottminium

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Re: Interior "light reflective" paint
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2017, 07:07:03 pm »
A light coat of gloss white has worked for me (thicker takes a long time to cure), or sometimes metallic silver.
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Offline SciFry

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Re: Interior "light reflective" paint
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2017, 12:32:54 am »
It depends on the paint but more than one coat takes time to dry

Offline madmonk

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Re: Interior "light reflective" paint
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2017, 08:41:28 am »
I tend to use a grey primer, then black and finally a matt white.

I find that white spreads the light better than silver.

Offline Plaztek

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Re: Interior "light reflective" paint
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2017, 11:15:43 am »
Sorry everyone I should have been more specific. I meant what brand or type of paint (enamel, acrylic, etc.) The rustoleum brand I have been using is really crappy.
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Offline karve

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Re: Interior "light reflective" paint
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2017, 01:31:42 pm »
I use Krylon Fusion for the interior. I find a nice coat of black, let it dry for 24 hrs, then a nice coat of white and it's good to go. I sticks well and you can hot glue to it, put tape one it, glue to it using gorilla glue epoxy, and it stays put nicely.
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Offline Plaztek

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Re: Interior "light reflective" paint
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2017, 12:53:43 pm »
Great, I'll have to try that. Thanks for the feedback!
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Re: Interior "light reflective" paint
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2017, 06:11:55 pm »
I have had good luck with rustoleum, bonds well to plastic.  I use the clear version frequently as a base for airbrushing (well, now I do, now that I've taken to the AB).
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