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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Hairspray weathering test

I decided to try the hairspray weathering technique on the barn.  Once the initial weathering was complete, I spray sealed the build, and then applied cheap hairspray.  Then I re-sprayed the building white.  Next I used water and tooth picks to distress the individual planks.  I am on the fence about the application of this technique with acrylics becasue the water made it past the underlying spray sealed layer and took the acrylic weathering off.  It did chip the top layer properly, and after I re-highlighted the build it looks OK.  What do you think?  Sorry for the poor picture quality.  All I have right now is an ipod. 

Snitchy sends.


  1. It looks good, but it also did before the above technique. It's really difficult to decide if there's any real improvement, I think only you could decide that.

  2. Unfortunately you cant really do the hairspray technique on wood because of how pourous it is.,7567.html,8057.html
    These two are great products for weathing wood. Age the wood with the first one, then paint (whitewash) with whatever color you are going to use, then scratch off some of the paint with the brush. When done right, this looks amazing.
    All that being said, I think what you have is perfectly suitable for gameplay.