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Turbo Dork 20ml Acrylic Paint Bottles

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Turbo Dork paints are made of a mixture of pigments suspended in an acrylic medium and additives. Fast-drying, water-soluble when wet and water-resistant when dry. Metallics are just that, normal metallic shiny paints, Turboshifts change color as you move them in the light. Metallics can be mixed together while wet to create different shades; however, mixing Turboshifts when wet can lead to unexpected results. Different Metallics and Turboshifts can be layered over each other. Use isopropyl alcohol or Simple Green for cleanup of dried paint.

  • Metallics are just that, normal metallic shiny paints, Turboshifts change color as you move them in the light, and Zenishifts change color depending on the color of the primer that was used.
  • Don't worry if the color of your paint looks different in the bottle than the label. Some colors appear white or red until they are used over a black surface.
  • Shake the bottle until you hear the mixing ball rattling around, then shake some more.
  • To avoid a mess, make sure the bottle tip is clear before squeezing.
  • Use isopropyl alcohol or Simple Green for cleanup of dried paint.
  • To begin with, stick to the base color recommended on the bottle. Using a different colors may give an unexpected result.
  • Apply 2 to 4 thin, even coats of paint with airbrush or paintbrush; do not use a single thick layer.
  • For airbrushing, we recommend to start with 0.5 nozzle, 25 to 30 psi and thinning by diluting 3 parts paint with 1 part airbrush medium. If you have a .3 nozzle you may need to go to 2 parts paint to one part airbrush medium or other acrylic based thinner. When airbrushing, do not use water for thinning the paint. 
  • For hand-brushing, dilute with either airbrush medium or a small amount of water using a wet brush.
  • Metallics can be mixed together while wet to create different shades; however, mixing Turboshifts when wet can lead to unexpected results.
  • Different Metallics and Turboshifts can be layered over each other.
  • Painted surfaces may be dry-brushed and highlighted; glazes, washes, shades, inks, and even contrast colors work as well.
  • In order to best show-off a Turboshift color online or in photographs, make sure you have light hitting your painted object from multiple angles. Turboshift requires multiple light sources to show the shift!

 

Some TurboShift paints look different in the bottle than they do in use. Colors like Blue Raspberry look white in the bottle rather than showing the brilliant blues and pinks/purples that it has when used over a black surface. Blue Raspberry is not alone in being white when wet. This is a property of a subset of Turboshifts including 4D Glasses. Other Turboshifts like Dark Net have a dark red tint in the bottle. Finally, some like Sky Rat are grey in the bottle. This is all normal. 

The pigments in the Turbo Dork paints are large and slowly sink to the bottom with time. Needless to say, you need a uniform suspension of paint particles to get an even coat on whatever you are painting. There is a mixing ball inside each bottle, so shake it until you hear the ball rattling around. Then shake some more, and even more. The paint should not be chunky or look very thin without any flecks of pigment. We do not recommend storing your paints upside down as that mixing ball or pigment can get stuck in the tip.

 

Take a look at Turbo Dork's illustrated guide here!

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