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Hello gang! I am trying to wrap up a special project for a little boy, who likes Caterpillar trucks. I built a toy inspired by the giant 797 mining truck. Problem is, the truck is made from a combo of mdf and solid wood. The spray paint that I bought is not working. I have seen posts, and I cannot find them, where folks have gotten great results from brush on products. Can anybody point me in the right direction?
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I have good luck using plain old white acrylic latex washable house paint as a primer. Apply one coat, dry gently with a hair dryer. Sand lightly with 220 sandpaper. Repeat for second and third coat. Apply the first final color coat using the same type of paint. Sand lightly with 220 sandpaper. Apply anotheAr coat and sand very lightly with 220. Add a final coat or twoof water based clear gloss polyurethane finish. Use fine steel wool to give the final dry coat a nice sheen and to remove all little nits, bugs and dust. This finish can look like a sprayed auto finish.
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I use Heritage craft paint on my toys. No undercoat. It stick well to mdf also. After I painted it I spray one or two coats varnish which I buy in aerosol cans. It bring the colors out very bright.
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This is so cool a set of photos Willem - and an ideal solution to a quality toy finish. I like the way the wood grain preserves the wood look with this finish. Brilliant idea and now my first choice for color toy finishes. I experimented with a clear semi-gloss brush on poly finish and it looks very good. I am going to try high gloss using your technique.
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Hello Willem nice work, was the shape of the tractor in the third image based on the Field Marshall. Ted
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I use a lot of Oops Paint from Home Depot I found that indoor/outdoor paint with primer included gives me the best coverage. I also have them mix colors for me on occasion. 

I also use acrylic craft paints with mixed results. Some cover very well while others require a white primer or white paint undercoat and lots of color coats to work well.

I have used some expensive airbrush acrylics. Other than being able to spray out of the bottle the airbrush paints are not any better than the craft paint for my purposes.

Like John suggests I also have used white house paint as primer.

If I want a clear coat I use clear shellac.

 

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