More Emulsion Paint

I started painting the First Corps buildings and some more tree stumps, using Foundry as the base colour and soon realised that I was going to run out of Bay Brown paint. As I had also used up all my general purpose adhesive, and was low on stupid glue, I decided to pop into town and visit B&Q (big UK DIY chain for loyal overseas readers, and rebel colonists).

My local B&Q store has had a makeover in the last couple of weeks, and their paint section has been extensively been revamped. As well as more paints, the paint mixing desk has been expanded and a new supplier with a much larger range brought in. After a quick mooch round I chose a paint mix that was closest to Bay Brown.

As you can see the tester pot (only about £3), makes the paint look more reddish than Bay brown. Both the B&Q staff member, and a random customer assurred me that when it dried it would be closer to the colour of the tester card. As I have used these services before both at B&Q and Travis Perkins (a UK builders merchant) I wasn’t unduely worried.

Here’s the results.
There is a slight difference that the trained eye can spot. On a wargames table, you won’t notice the subtle shade difference.

As this is Emulsion paint, not Acrylic paint, I was concerned about the Emuslsion clogging the fine detail of the scenery. As you can see I’ve tried it on both the building and the tree stumps. For scenery, this paint is ok. I have not yet tried it on figures and would be a bit wary to do so. But for scenery purposes, even stepping up from my previous use on flat surfaces, it seems this paint is ok when used carefuly. I didn’t use the paint in the same way as I have been using the emulsion paint on my walls – so be careful.

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