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what is the trick to getting paint really smooth. at the moment i am painting pink onto black and i am trying to get it smooth but i cant. i use a darker version of the colour as an undercoat but it still doesnt help.
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Sometimes the brush can be a factor. What kind of brush do you use?Originally Posted by Frost
I work my way up with proressively more-watered down paints. The more watered down it is, the smoother it goes over the previous layer.
But, if you use too much water, it doesn't spread right and gets bubbles.
Make sure your brush is very clean before painting, and the newer it is, the better.
For my smoother, colors, I have actually been using brushes with flat ends, allowing the paint spread wider and easier, but still giving me enough control to get little details.
Painting pink over black is never going to be easy. You'd be better off painting the area white first (use two thinned coats of white)and then paint with a couple of thin coats of pink. Try thinning your white paint with red ink for the colour coats. Just keep using thinned coats for smoothness.
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As others have said - thinned paint is the key. I am not sure what color you are using before the pink that isn't going on - but you should be able to lay down a coat of white (as stated above) or another shade such as a med red without too much hassle. If the paint is going on to transparent it may be too thin. I would aim for a consistency around the thickness of cream.
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If I paint over a dark color I paint as I usually do but strokes in one direction, and the with the streaking problem I coat the area twice with watered down paint.Originally Posted by Frost