|This time, I masked the top of the concrete/stone base with Tamiya tape, then regular masking tape, then newspaper, as you see in the above pic.
|Chimney all ready for respraying
|Resprayed. Total time to this point, maybe 10-15 minutes, tops.
Unfortunately, as you can see, even the Tamiya tape peeled up some of the underlying paint. Based on the feedback I got, this is due to one - or all - of the following:
- Failure to clean the parts to remove any mold release
- Failure to do a primer coat
- Failure to wait long enough for the paint to well and truly cure
I decanted a little bit of the spray paint into a bottle cap . . .
and then used a business card (no adhesive!) as a mask to allow me to touch up the paint with a small brush.
Should have taken this pic closer (click to enlarge), but hopefully you can tell that it's all nice and uniform now. No chips!
And here's the painted - though not yet finished - chimney. I still need to paint the cap the same color as the base, not to mention spraying some black inside (which I probably should have done first).
After adding mortar lines to the brick (likely subject of my next post, since I'm in the process of experimenting with different techniques), I may opt to Dullcote it to seal it well before doing any weathering.
Be sure to let me know if any upcoming pitfalls occur to you!