Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sealant of Choice?

It's been a long week, and I have little actual progress to show on my Boyz.  Currently in the middle of moving into a different apartment/preparing my stuff to leave for Fort Lee for the next four months, so I have been too busy running around to find the time to sit down and paint.

Anyways, the main point of this post is to see if I can get some feedback from the 40k community.  I have yet to seal any of my models after I have finished painting them, and I am looking for a good sealant to use. After perusing other blogs and various forums on the web, I have seen everything from varnish and lacquer to hairspray to more outlandish things suggested to use to protect miniatures.

My question is what have you tried, and which do you find works the best?  Thanks in advance for any help!


  1. Krylon Acrylic Crystal Clear spray in a flat finish. I think I paid US$3.97 and bought it at Wal-mart in the 11oz spray can. You do not need an expensive hobby brand sealant for your minis. Trust me.

  2. Thats what I use, for about $5.00 CAN. I agree, its the best.

  3. Yeah, I figured there was a cost-efficient method of doing it, I just had no clue what to use. I will stop by Walmart and get some. Thanks!

  4. Krylon Matte Finish is what I use. Its cheap, easy to find, and issue free so far.