In addition to their high pigment content and their maximum coverage (opacity), the Urban Fine-Art acrylic paints are also popular because they are easy to work with and because of their general usefulness both indoors and outdoors. Lightfastness is one of the highest priorities and is maximized to the greatest possible degree for each different colour. Additionally, the spray paints are compatible with the One-4all acrylic markers: 16 of the 48 colours are in fact identical to corresponding One-4all hues. Beyond that, the Fine-Art paints can be used in conjunction with practically all other artist materials including those from other manufacturers, with the result that different techniques can be combined with one another.
These paints can not only be applied to canvases, they are in fact made just for that purpose. They have a consistency that is similar to oil paint and can perhaps be best described with the word "buttery" - even when sprayed on the same spot in repetitive bursts with short pauses in between, the paint stays in place as though slightly congealed and does not drip away. This attribute means that this paint lends itself perfectly to being reworked with a spatula or palette knife or the like.
The fine paint spray is, depending on the thickness of the application, dust-dry in about five minutes and is completely dry in a few hours - whereby it is then weather-resistant. After your job is done, the can should be turned upside-down and sprayed for about three seconds in order to clean out paint in the valve thereby preventing the valve from becoming clogged with dried paint.
Concerning the info given on the can:
- One star on the upper left of the info area means it is a One-4all colour hue.
- The number of stars indicates the level of lightfastness of the paint´s pigments - this is naturally not the same for all colours!
- A square that is either completely covered or half covered indicates the paints opacity
- All pigments present in a paint are given in the footnotes
Aerodecor spray paint and Marabu Buntlack Spray are pigmented lacquers that contain solvents and have acrylic resin-based binders. After about 10 minutes, the satin-matte coat of film will be dust-dry - when completely dry it is weather resistant.
The two sprays are different from one another in the nature of their sprays: The Aerodecor Spray has a somewhat finer mist than the Marabu Buntlack, with the result that the latter is smoother after drying. The Aerodecor is for this reason the more popular for model making purposes. Both paints adhere well to dry, dust-free and grease-free surfaces like those of cardboard, paperboard, plastic, wood, glass, stone, metal, clay and various natural materials.
While Marabu Buntlack is, according to the manufacturer, compatible with polystyrene, the Aerodecor should first be tested before being applied to rigid foam materials because it can indeed have a corrosive effect. As a basic rule for polystyrene, all spray paints should be applied in many thin coats from an appreciable distance because the propellant alone can often be the cause of damage to polystyrene foam. To be safe, preliminary tests should simply be made before every application.
When finished, the spray can should be turned upside-down and further sprayed until only the propellant without paint is emitting. This will prevent the can from leaking and the nozzle from becoming blocked.