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    Went a little heavy on the black-wash and darker chalks. Any ideas how to lighten without making a mess?
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    Try a cotton swab or brush just little wet in water or alcohol and remove as much you want. I do it whit a Kato E8 in the past and i was satisfied with job.

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    To be honest , it looks quite good as is

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    Quote Originally Posted by aflica View Post
    To be honest , it looks quite good as is.
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    I heartily agree!

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    The roof looks great, but I would attempt to blend and tone down the weathering on the walls some more. The black soot on the red wall is a strong contrast, and a little of that effect goes a long way, I think.
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    You could go over those ares you find too dark with an off white or light gray chalk/pastel. I believe also if you go over it with Dull Coat it will soften the affect, maybe someone else can help out with that one as I am not 100% on that. I am also in the opinion that you have done a fine job but just needs those final TLC touches, blending/spreading/thinning, look at it as when you may draw or sketch and do shading from light to dark. If you what something to look like an oil spot or water spot, a spillage of some type of liquid then you want that drastic affect with no grading.

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    It looks good to me also. If it is the chalk that you think is too much, a stiff brush can remove some, or use some lighter chalk as suggested to lighten it up. A little alcohol on the brush might also help with loosening it up.

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    Light rubbing with a pink eraser will tone it down slightly.
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    Looks great to me too.

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    I think it looks good as well.

    As Short Run mentions above, you may want to try a dull coat to tone it down. I found this Krylon product at Wally World and find it works nicely on buildings.

    http://www.krylon.com/products/chalky-finish-paint/
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    Quote Originally Posted by aflica View Post
    To be honest , it looks quite good as is

    Steve
    I agree.

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    I am going to try to tone down the walls a bit with the many great tips you all suggested. Also need to find the second smoke stack which is hiding somewhere! Will let you know how it goes in a week or two.
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