You should be able to use just about any kind of water-based acrylic paint, or those that state they clean up with water. Tamiya acrylics are pretty good, and you should be able to find them in a well-stocked hobby store; as a second choice, go with Testors' Acryl or Floquil acrylic paints (they're basically the same formula under different names). As far as matte vs. flat, they're basically different words for the same thing, a lusterless finish. Be sure to wash the gloves first in warm water and mild liquid soap to remove any oils that may be on the surface-- acrylics will adhere better to a clean surface.is there a certain kind of acrylics I should use ? or any kind will work? I will be painting on the gloves the darker green parts black so would matt black work better then flat black? thanks alot
Vince, let's first try to figure out the problem with the Dull Cote. Did you follow the instructions on the can? Did you spray a light, misting coat? Did you shake the can first to mix the ingredients, and keep shaking during spraying? Dull Cote uses a chemical (a wax if I'm not mistaken) that forms microscopic crystals as the solvent evaporates, which creates the lusterless/flat finish. If it's not mixed properly, the lacquer in the can may create a shiny finish instead of a flat one. It's also possible that the can was mislabeled, and you got a can of Gloss Cote that had a Dull Cote label on it. In any case, I'd suggest that you try using Testors Model Master Lusterless Flat Clear spray No. 1960-- I've never had a problem with it when I've followed the directions.Guys, maybe the wrong place , but speaking of matte finishes, I have a dog figure (German Shepard) who is shiny.
I have sprayed him with dull cote (Testor's) twice and still shiny!
What can I do? Is there a dull cote in acrylics?