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I have been using Testors model paint for painting and repainting stuff. After finishing painting and letting the stuff dry, it feels sticky to the touch. It doesn't matter how long I let it dry, it always feels that way. Any suggestions about what I'm doing wrong? Am I just not thinning the paint enough? Any tips or suggestions welcome
 

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You may have gotten a bad batch, or sometimes if there's a lot of humidity, or temps outside the recommended, you can have problems. Could also be a bad reaction to the surface, which could happen if it's a type of rubber or something like that.
 

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Testors are enamels, you should really be using acrylics to paint heads. When you do use acrylics it's important to only clean your brushes with water.

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if you do not want to repeat your work,
try washing with liquid soap.
usually sticky with uneven paint thinner.
 

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One more point...if it's soft PVC you're painting onto? If it is, you'll wait forever for that to dry. The plasticisers used prevent paint drying.

I painted some thick electrical cable once...still tacky weeks later.
 
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