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I'm finally getting around to painting my space marines, and have settled on a color scheme ( Link for progress log in sig). They're pretty light, so I need to prime them white. Any suggestions on how to do this? I have heard that the Games Workshop white spray primer isn't very good, and have also heard that some people have had success with plain white spray paint. Any ideas on which brand to buy and how to use it? I haven't painted an army before.

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Just a standard Flat White Spray works just fine and its cheaper than GW primer. Directions for use are on the can...shake..point..spray. Keep clear of the cheap paint from Dollar stores, though...that paint has tendencies to spray out and spatter chunks. Go to your local hardware/paint store or Walmart, and just grab an off brand can. Should run about $3 or so and it does the trick.
 

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Just a standard Flat White Spray works just fine and its cheaper than GW primer. Directions for use are on the can...shake..point..spray. Keep clear of the cheap paint from Dollar stores, though...that paint has tendencies to spray out and spatter chunks. Go to your local hardware/paint store or Walmart, and just grab an off brand can. Should run about $3 or so and it does the trick.
Hmm, sounds like that could work. The thing I am wary of is hitting the sweet spot in terms of spray paint quality. Cheap, dollar store cans are typically runny and lack opacity, but really nice spray paint is often of a very thick consistency.
 

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I used the army painter white and havnt regretted it one bit. Didnt even think I would need a touch up or anything.....until I realized I forgot to do the back side! lol
 

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I actually am a fan of the GW primers, but they are pretty expensive. In my opinion though, they're the most consistent flat sprays out there.
 

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/Rant/
Skull white spray is NOT a primer.
It's overpriced spray paint.
/endrant/

Use a commercially available auto primer. These will bond to the plastic or metal and give you a much better painting surface. They're generally cheaper than GW branded sprays as well.
Which type of auto primer do you use etch primer or the standard stuff? I would have thought the white etch primer would be the best.
 

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:/ whenever i use the GW white Spray, i always get a chalky surface, but the black goes on great...
 

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Yeah. I stay away from GW primers because they are kinda hit and miss on the quality from can to can. I used to use it way back when..but when I had 3 cans of it in a row that came out very grainy and left a texture on several models, I quit using it all together.

The texture would be ok on something like..Chaos, where rough and rugged looks good..but not Imperial.

Can always just get a few cans of flat white spray and see which you like best out of all of them and use the ones you don't like on your models..on your dog or something..
 
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