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Friday, April 3, 2009

Tricks to live by

Here's the trick to making a perfect, clean hard edged line or shape every time.

1. Use blue painter's tape and tape off your shape or line, burnish lightly with your thumb.
2. Paint over the taped edge with clear polymer medium [tamiya makes a nice one] or matte medium.
3. Let dry!
4. Paint back over the taped edge with your paint.
5. Let dry!
6. Peel up the tape and voila! you will have a nice clean edge.

The polymer medium acts as a seal to prevent the paint from creeping under the tape. No more fuzzy lines or shapes! Be patient and let the polymer dry before you paint on it and let the paint dry before you peel up the tape and you will have perfect shapes and lines every time.
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