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Ok here’s one for for, is there a good way to make paint thicker? I’d like to get some white paint that’s closer in consistency to like liquid green stuff. There a good way to achieve that without discoloring it?

 
   
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I mean... if you want to make a paste type substance I suggest using a medium like matte medium or something and just adding like a powdered dust. I have a cool kids science experiment thing I got from a thrift store that has a super fine powder type dirt, sand and so forth. Just mix it with the medium and you get a paste. I'm not sure it'll work for your application but that's the closest advice I have.

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Try using a white artist paint and thinning down to the level you like. For ALL my white I use Schmincke : PRIMAcryl : Titanium White now. Even thinned down it's smooth as anything and perfect coverage in a single coat.

It comes out the tube a bit thinner than tooth paste.

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you can add couple drops of acrylic retarder to the paint, just don't add to the pot itself or it will dry the paint out over time.
   
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You could buy some white pigment and mix to your own standards, maybe, I’ve never tried. Although Green Stuff World do a white pigment but it is fluorescent. Not sure if it would do what you want.
   
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 AduroT wrote:
Ok here’s one for for, is there a good way to make paint thicker? I’d like to get some white paint that’s closer in consistency to like liquid green stuff. There a good way to achieve that without discoloring it?


What do you want to do with it?

Scale 75 make heavy body acrylics in tubes. I haven't used them myself, but some youtubers use them and they're much thicker than your average hobby acrylic.
   
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Some snow drifts for tiny scale bases, namely Battletech where you wouldn’t see the texture at that size.

 
   
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 AduroT wrote:
Some snow drifts for tiny scale bases, namely Battletech where you wouldn’t see the texture at that size.


Have you considered flock or baking soda?

   
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Woodlands Scenics do a thick white paste for making snowdrifts.
A smaller amount is in the kit at the link below and a video on using that kit including snowdrifts is the link below that.

https://woodlandscenics.woodlandscenics.com/show/item/SP4123

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWKuKOd7Npw
   
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This may give you a few ideas...



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what you're looking for is texture paint, GW 'mourn mountain snow' works quite well, a slightly watered down thin coat over painted dark brown base gives you a realistic snow effect.

https://imgur.com/gallery/FhebdC6

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 Big Mac wrote:
what you're looking for is texture paint, GW 'mourn mountain snow' works quite well, a slightly watered down thin coat over painted dark brown base gives you a realistic snow effect.

https://imgur.com/gallery/FhebdC6

Mourn Mountain Snow was discontinued some time ago (at the same time as the Contrast paints were released).

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Matte medium is the product you want. Vallejo do a particularly thick one, about the same consistency as pva glue. Bare in mind it will decrease the saturation of the colour
   
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AllSeeingSkink wrote:

Scale 75 make heavy body acrylics in tubes. I haven't used them myself, but some youtubers use them and they're much thicker than your average hobby acrylic.

I imagine without looking that it’s a pretty typical heavy body viscosity. All heavy body acrylics are thick; soft bodies are semi fluid; and fluid or high flow are…fluid.

AduroT wrote:Ok here’s one for for, is there a good way to make paint thicker? I’d like to get some white paint that’s closer in consistency to like liquid green stuff. There a good way to achieve that without discoloring it?
Vallejo makes a product called ground texture or white pumice that is a sand and white or grey paint in a resin binder that dries in place as a basing material. You’ll find the same product next to paints in an art supply shop called Texture Medium but you need to add the color and the VJ product is more competitively priced. If you just want to thicken a paint you could use a gel medium sometimes called a “heavy” medium which is what you mix with pigments to make heavy body acrylics from scratch. You’ll dilute the pigment content if you just add soft body paint but it will thicken it.

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Gel Medium.
It can be found in any art store and is used to thicken paints to a gel like consistency. Hence the name.
It will dilute the pigment so keep that in mind.

I haven’t read the whole thread so apologies if it’s already been mentioned.
   
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 AustonT wrote:
AllSeeingSkink wrote:

Scale 75 make heavy body acrylics in tubes. I haven't used them myself, but some youtubers use them and they're much thicker than your average hobby acrylic.

I imagine without looking that it’s a pretty typical heavy body viscosity. All heavy body acrylics are thick; soft bodies are semi fluid; and fluid or high flow are…fluid.


I haven't used them myself, but from people's reviews they have a similar thickness to regular heavy body artists acrylics, but greater pigment density making them more suitable for the purpose of painting miniatures. One review compared them to oil paints.

But yeah, I haven't used them myself, maybe they're the same as any other heavy body acrylic. This dude is a pretty good painter and has done a review on them...


   
 
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