Spray Paint Roadbed

in2tech Mar 11, 2022

  1. in2tech

    in2tech TrainBoard Member

    So I don't ballast my track as I like to use it over again in the future. But, I saw a YouTube video 2 or 3 weeks ago and they person was spraying his roadbed with can's of paint, and he used about 3 different kinds so we could tell what we or he might like. I can't find that video again no matter how much I look. I probably even Subscribed to his channel but have no idea which one it is. And obviously the Title was NOT Using Spray Paint for Roadbed and something like Update 31, etc... :)

    So any idea's. It has like speckles in it, like gray and some black speckles, etc... Each one was different, me thinks? Something I can get at Wally World or Hobby Lobby or preferably Michael's and use 20% OFF.
  2. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

    Did he paint the cork roadbed that the track sets on?

    Dontcha hate it when people fail to properly title videos, forum threads and computer files? :oops:
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  3. Mike C

    Mike C TrainBoard Member

  4. in2tech

    in2tech TrainBoard Member

    YES, he used like 3 different kinds of speckled spray paint and 3 different colors too. It was awesome. Maybe I book marker it? I'll have to check. And almost sure he was using the cork roadbed like I use, but he might have done both? He could have been painting Kato Unitrack also, can't remember.

    @Mike C that's exactly what he was using, Many thanks, now to see if they have it in the Shots can's those small ones?
  5. in2tech

    in2tech TrainBoard Member

    I want the Granite right, NOT the Charcoal? I will give it a try. It should at least tone down the color of the cork roadbed and look a little bit better.
  6. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

  7. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Sounds like a spatter paint which was (is?) used in places inside cars, such as their trunks. Should be readily available at many hardware and auto parts stores in rattle cans.
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  8. BigJake

    BigJake TrainBoard Member

    No, the paint actually contains comparatively large particles of different color pigments.

    Beware, a 12 oz can typically only covers 4-8 sqft, takes a long time to completely dry, and if needed to be waterproof (and/or particularly durable) must be covered with a weatherproof sealer coat. As always, follow product instructions.

    I have not used it yet, but I am planning to.
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  9. CSX Robert

    CSX Robert TrainBoard Member

    If you find the video, please post a link, or if you try it out post some pics. I do plan on ballasting, but am considering this method to improve look of the track during the time between laying and ballasting and would like to see how it looks.
  10. in2tech

    in2tech TrainBoard Member

    Yippee, I found the video, however it is HO I think rubber pieces of roadbed instead of cork like I thought. But this is it, and I Subscribe to his channel and had no idea it was him! But it is exactly what I was talking about. I think it is cool. Plus as usual the info is not even in the title or description I don't think!


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