Tru-Color Paints

PLEASE ALLOW 10-14 BUSINESS DAYS FOR SPECIAL ORDERED PAINTS

We are pleased to announce Tru-Color Paint Spray Cans is now available. TCP Spray Cans (Rattle Cans) are 4.5 oz. of paint per can (1.5x the amount of current products - so MORE value for the consumer).

EACH 4.5 OZ. can has a Suggested Retail: $12.95/ea.*

LSC Price: $10.36/ea. Save 20% off retail*

*price exceptions
TCP-4034 | MATTE STEEL: $13.95 EACH,  LSC Price: $11.16 EACH
TCP-4035 | GLOSS ALUMINUM: $13.95 EACH,  LSC Price: $11.16 EACH

We have Tru-Color Paints! We personally use this product in our LSC Custom Shop and are very pleased with it's performance. We think you will be too!

Our low prices start at $4.79** for a one ounce bottle, regardless of the color. We carry both 1oz. and 2oz. bottles and SPECIAL ORDER the NEW 4.5oz spray cans (rattle cans), available to order now.

**Price increase effective 1/1/22

THE CHEMISTRY OF TRU-COLOR

All paints are composed of pigments and/or dyes held in a binder (polymer) which adheres to the item being painted suspended or dissolved in a liquid. Some paints are water based (latex type), enamels (lacquer base) and some are solvent based. Polymers used to produce paints can be acrylics, rubber (latex), epoxies, urethane and various others. Polymers form the matrix that the pigments/dyes are dispersed in that allows the color to “stick” to the item being painted. Without the polymers (which by definition are “plastic”) the pigments/dyes would rub off.

TRU-COLOR PAINT IS A SOLVENT BASED PAINT WITH AN ACRYLIC POLYMER USED AS THE BINDING AGENT WHICH ADHERES VERY WELL TO PLASTIC OR METAL MODELS, WHEN THOSE MODELS ARE PROPERLY PREPARED. THE PIGMENTS AND/OR DYES USED TO PRODUCE THE CORRECT COLORS ARE VERY FINELY GROUND SO THAT THEY DO NOT CLOG AIR-BRUSHES.
TO INSURE PROPER ADHESION FOR PLASTIC MODELS – WASH THE MODEL IN MILD SOAPY WATER TO REMOVE RESIDUAL PROCESSING OILS AND DIRT, RINSE THOROUGHLY WITH CLEAN WATER AND LET AIR DRY. IT IS NOW READY TO BE PAINTED. FOR METAL MODELS (BRASS FOR EXAMPLE), SAND BLAST OR TREAT THE METAL SURFACE IN SOME FASHION TO GIVE TRU-COLOR PAINT A PREPARED SURFACE TO ADHERE TO (ed. we have had success using white vinegar to etch the brass surface followed by a warm, soapy bath and allowed to air dry). THEN USE OUR PRIMER, TRU-COLOR PAINT 007 OR 256, AND AIRBRUSH THE MODEL, ALLOW SUFFICIENT DRYING TIME AND THEN PAINT THE MODEL WITH THE DESIRED COLOR(S).

We continue to offer more than 35 products here and will special order any colors we do not have in stock. Go here to see all the products available. See a color you like? Contact us, we may have it in stock. All special order paints ship within 10-14 business days. As we add new products to our webstore, we will be updating color images for your purchasing convenience. Contact us for special order pricing.

All paint products will shipped Haz-Mat compliant. Sorry, no multi-continental sales on paints. Due to restrictive reasons, we only ship our paint products 48CONUS-Ground. No air shipments on paint products. If you purchase other items with your paint order, the entire order ships ground.

35 products