My son is working on a vinyl figure and painting with oils.
He spilled a little bit of laquer thinner on the figure's nose and no
oil paint will stick.
What can he do to correct this?
Any help would be appreciated.
Two things off the top of my head.....
Put some super-glue on the affected area; and if possible
sand the glue-edge smooth. This might act as a primer.
Try applying some acrylic primer to the area. It might not
adhere so well, but it *might* provide enough "tooth" for the
oils to stick.
little bit of laquer thinner on the figure's nose and no oil paint will stick.
What can he do to correct this?>>
First he'll have to remove the oil paint already on there which may be more
than a little tricky. Try some oven cleaner on a piece of scrap to see how it
reacts to the vinyl. If there are no adverse reactions, spray the painted area
well and let it soak overnight, then scrub with an old toothbrush. If it
reacts by melting or softening the vinyl scrap, then he can try to use lacquer
thinner to remove the oil paint. Then he'll need to wash it THOROUGHLY with
soap and water. Next, try to forget about using oils--he'll be old and gray
before the paint even begins to dry, if it ever does. If, for whatever reason,
he has no choice but to use oils, he absolutely MUST lay down an acrylic primer
first, no ifs, ands, buts or maybes. Then he can paint with oils. Let them
dry a few days to a week between coats. Also, if he needs to do a wash of any
kind, spray a clear acrylic coat over the oil paint, let it dry overnight at a
minimum, then do the wash. The clear acrylic overcoat will prevent the wash
from dissolving the painted surface. Good luck.
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