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So I painted a bunch of models this winter (believe it or not) using games workshop paints, then I varnished them with a matte varnish of an unknown brand. Now I'm in Barcelona, it's well over 30º, and I've noticed that my models are sticky!
It's just the ones with the varnish coat on them, which seems ironic... the "protective" coat is now ruining them, as fuzzballs, hair, and anything else you can imagine are drawn to them.
My question is... what do I do?? Does anyone here live in a hot climate, and have some solution for sticky models? Is there some heat-resistant varnish I could use or something?
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Well, I live in Florida, so my models are subjected to some heat once and a while (whether I like it or not D. However, I've never experienced "sticky" models whether varnished or else.
Perhaps somebody spilled something on them, and was too nervous to tell you?
Or perhaps it's bad varnish? I really can't say, sorry.
I've never seen varnish become sticky without the addition of a thinner. I got two ideas though I would test them on a small part of a model first, just incase.
You might be able to clean them with alcohol (not booze) which should be able to remove residue without harming the paint.
You could try puting another coat of varnish on them. It might harden over the stick.