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Spraying Vallejo Model Color and Liquitex
retiredyank
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Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 09:52 AM UTC
I know that this has been discussed, at length but feel compelled to post. I finally bought a bottle of Liquitex Flow Improver and couldn't be more pleased. I added one drop of it to ten drops of Vallejo Model Color and have given up looking for "better" paint. I will still use a few other brands, simply due to range and adherence. Looking forward to trying it in a couple of other acrylic brands.
Tojo72
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Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:28 AM UTC
Hey Matt,I usually spray Vallejo with the Vallejo flow improver,it has worked for me.How does the Liquitex compare price wise and quality to their stuff ?

Thanks
drewgimpy
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Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 05:00 PM UTC

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Hey Matt,I usually spray Vallejo with the Vallejo flow improver,it has worked for me.How does the Liquitex compare price wise and quality to their stuff ?

Thanks



I am new to airbrushing. I struggled with vallejo until I got flow improver as well. I use vallejo's flow improver like Anthony does and swear by it now. Has anyone tried both vallejo and Liquitex? I am curious which works better with vallejo paint.
PRH001
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Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 05:33 PM UTC
My local stockist doesnít carry the Vallejo Flow Improver, so I tried Liquitex. It has worked with all of my true acrylic paints and with the inks I use as well. It really breaks the surface tension and completely changes the spray characteristics for the better. If I start to do airbrush reviews again, Iíll definately include it in my spray testing.

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retiredyank
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Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 09:26 PM UTC
I have not tried Vallejo flow improver. The Liquitex cost $10 for a lifetime supply.