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I've knocked together quite a few foamcore buildings, and I want to get them painted to "complete the look", but I've not been able to find any textured paint.
I'm not really fond of mixing my own, as I'd take too much time fretting about the quantities to use (though if anyone knows of the exacting ratios to use I'd consider it).
So because of the above I was wondering if anyone knows where to buy some relatively cheap textured paint suitably for rockcrete-type buildings. A shop that sells it would be great!
If you are anywhere near me (I live in the North-East of England) I have relatively easy access to the Durham and Newcastle areas including Team Valley and so on so if you know anywhere specific that would be magic!
It doesn't have to be gray, I'm just wanting it to cover the foam before I start spraying / painting them.
Thanks in advance to anyone who can help!
I found some textured spray paint at Home Depot/Lowes here in the states. Since you're spraying foam buildings, you'd have to seal the foam first with paint or glue, else the spray would eat the foam.
The textured spray cans were pretty expensive. About $8 a can and it took me six cans to finish my 6'x4' gaming table. It looks great though and I didn't have to put in any other work either.
Thanks for the suggestion Mobius, we don't have either of those in my corner of the country as far as I know but our equivalent shops might carry something I could use - though I was looking for standard painted rather than the spray so I could just slap it on, rather than having to brush on to seal the foam then spray with texture, I could just kill 2 birds with one stone. as it were.
This said, it's much cheaper to make your own textured paint. Just buy a bucket of paint at a large department store, add sand in it (it's free!!), as well as some white glue and water. 1/2 paint, 1/4 sand, 1/8 glue and 1/8 water seem to work out fine for me.
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I may end up doing that if I'm out of luck finding any, so the feedback on the amounts of each material to use is much appreciated, thanks AKM!
Have you tired all of the usial DIY shops, eg Homebase, B&Q etc. You are probably looking for 'Masonry Paint' or something similar, I have not seen actual textured paint for a long time. If you find somewhere with a decent supply you may even find black or something. THe problem with Masonry paint is that is generally comes in huge quantities and I have never found tester pots in textured, they are a always smooth.
As per others, you can make your own, but it aint easy, you can buy it fromDIY stores in spray on form, it is definatley in B&Q and Focus in uk, under the brand name "plasicoat", it is also in "Hobby store"
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this is my problem; I can't use a spray as I'm applying to foamcore and the solvent will melt it!
I read in another thread about Krylon relasing an H2O based latex spray but it's only avaialble in the US from what I can see, and you can't airmail it because it would explode in the hold!
I think I'll probably just have to go to Homebase or somewhere and go "Hey you in the orange shirt! Show me something I can slop onto polystyene!" and throw my vulnerable bits into the fire that is customer service...
it is easy, I have built styrene ceiling tiles hills and coated with this stuff, you just give the thing a thick coat of PVA before spraying
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That was what I'm trying to avoid :-) I want to either paint it or spray it, not both!
I am lazy I know, but I have quite a collection of them to do and if I can half the time taken that would be awesome.