You Get What You Pay For :(

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by ejen34, Oct 20, 2006.

  1. ejen34

    ejen34 Member

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    Hmm,
    The wife took me out shopping early last night. One of the stops was the local dollar store. The one where everything in stock is priced at a dollar, whether it is worth a dollar or not :) I spotted a carded package of 12 paint brushes for 1.00 and thought that would be a great deal, at 8 cents apiece even if I only used then a couple of times, how could I pass that up? Late last night before retiring, I brushed a 5inx9in area with one of the larger brushes in this package, put it aside and off I went. This morning upon close inspection I have found 16 brush hairs on the styrene, thats more hair than on my head :thumb: :):) Not at all happy with this I rumaged thru a couple of the other brushes, upon pulling on them hairs freely came free, YIKES!

    Lesson learned, for a dollar I got what I paid for, eh!
  2. LoudMusic

    LoudMusic Member

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    Yeouch. Yeah, that type of brush is pretty common. I remember picking brush hairs out of my fine art pieces in grade school.

    Sorry bro! At least it was only a buck.
  3. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

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    How 'bout you take the rest of the brushes and turn them into grass on the layout...just cut the bristles off where you want them.
  4. stripes

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    They might be good for dry brushing on chaulks!!
  5. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    I like the dollar store ones for weathering (with chalk and craft paints). Some haris do come loose, but you can kinda "pre-treat" them to get most of the loose ones out by painting some paper towel with water.

    I like the grass suggestion... :thumb:

    Andrew
  6. csxengineer

    csxengineer Member

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    same thing..

    Happened to me last night! I was painting large sections of styrene and lost alot of hair to the paint. Good thing this is a weathered building and blended in.