The layout elements can be painted to hide their natural effect. Regardless of the tone of the chosen colour, a paint layer can help the model get a homogeneous surface, close the pores and make the original material no longer recognizable. The effect produced by a single colour varies depending on the base. It is essential to check the colour tone before applying it. Absorbent bases (gypsum, softwood) should be dyed first with a layer designed to close the pores. If the wood has to maintain its natural colour, then a colourless primer coat should be applied. Small wooden parts are usually painted with the gun, applying a few thin layers. The metal parts must first be cleaned, washed with acetone or oil and no pre-painting is required, it is enough to be sanded a little.
The most commonly used paints are those that are water-soluble: tempera or similar with less acrylic or acrylic paints. Depending on the base, synthetic lacquer and resins should also be considered. It would be convenient to lubricate the gaskets to prevent the paint from drying out! The paint boxes must be kept secured by ensuring that the lid is properly sealed.
Paints should be applied with flat or round brushes, roller or pistol. Using of sprays with hydrochloric acid (environmental protection) should be avoided.
If any paint is used, it is imperative to wear a protective mask for paints and chemicals, a simple cloth or dust cloth is not enough!