Aqueous Hobby Colour is a very safe paint which has a high degree of user friendliness. Aqueous Hobby Colour paint can be diluted with water if desired, while paint brushes can be cleaned and washed out in water. Ensuring that this is before the paint is dry.
The solvent contained in Aqueous Hobby Colour paint is very mild. It provides a glossy texture and very good levelling qualities (i.e. the smoothness of coated film of paint), resulting in a very good level of painted finish. In particular, the gloss level achieved with the use of Aqueous Hobby Colour gloss paints is excellent.
Gloss levels obtained using gloss coat Aqueous Hobby Colours can be adjusted by using H-40 Flat Base - mix approximately 15% of H-40 Flat Base to convert gloss colours to a matt finish, or 5 to 10% for a semi-gloss finish. The percentage of Flat Base used can be adjusted to vary the amount of gloss level obtained.
It is not necessary to dilute Aqueous Hobby Colour for brush painting as a basic rule, but if using an airbrush to spray Aqueous Hobby Colour, dilute the paint with10 to 15% Mr. Aqueous Hobby Colour Thinner (T-110 or T-111).
Water can be used to thin the Aqueous Hobby Colour for this purpose also, but is not recommended. The use of water may result in the introduction of foreign matter contained in the water supply, and can result in longer drying times, and a lack of richness of colour in gloss coats.
When brush painting, generally 1 to 2 coats are recommended, and 2 to 3 coats when using an air brush. If painting a light colour over a darker base surface, more coats of paint may be required.