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Does anyone have any advice on the best paints I can use to paint a plaster covered hill I have built on my layout?

There are some rock shapes built in to the hill which will need paint as well. 

Thank you in advance for any pointers....

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Is this located indoors or outdoors Paul? If it's outdoors then I would imagine the plaster will also require sealing?  I used enamels thinned with white spirit to paint my plaster based platforms, allowing the mix to soak into the plaster so perhaps something similar to that?

Almost everything with a garden layout is trial and error. Even if a product states 'waterproof' or 'weatherproof' you can bet that a garden layout will prove it to be otherwise. I recently used an EvoStick waterproof exterior adhesive that failed miserably. It's wise to try as many methods as possible and see what works best for you in your particular situation.

 

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Thanks for the info Mick. The plaster is Cassinis waterproof plaster which says its good enough to cast water features with. Hopefully it will hold up for a while. I've thought of using green external masonry paint for a base coat all over and then pick out different sections for rock coloring. 

I would really like to put a lighthouse on it as well with a working light but it seems near on impossible to find a lighthouse that will withstand being outside in the right scale. There are some out there but they seem to cost a fortune. 

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