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FAQ

Turbo Dork Colorshift and Metallic Paints

 

Can I use Turbo Dork Colorshift and Metallic paints in an airbrush?

Yes, you can use the original formula straight from the bottle. If you're using one of the new paints, you'll want to add a little thinner as the formula is thicker. 

 

Are Turbo Dork Colorshift and Metallic paints different to other acrylic paints?

Turbo Dork provides a range of gorgeous colours and colorshift effects which can be used like any other acrylic metallic paint. Like all acrylics, it's best to apply multiple thin layers, allowing to dry between applications. As the paint is formulated for airbrush, you'll find the paint will pool if you apply too much at once. Add a little paint to your palette at a time.

 

My paint has separated in the bottle, is this normal?

Yes, as the original formula was made for airbrush, the pigments don't stay in suspension for a long time, so you'll find that they settle in the bottle. Give them a good shake before use. 

 

What are colorshift paints?

Colorshift paints are made with tiny glass-like flakes that work like millions of small prisms within the paint. Depending on how the flakes are made, different colours are refracted or reflected in the light. In laymen terms, this means that colorshift paint changes colour depending on what light you are viewing it under, and what angle you are holding it to that light.

 

How do I paint with colorshift paints?

For best results, we recommend using an airbrush, particularly on large surfaces. If you are hand brushing, be sure to paint in the same direction to ensure you apply smooth layers and so the prisms align properly.

 

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