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  • #14863
     Nixpaints
    • Experience: 20+ years
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    Hey folks,

    It’s been about 10 years since I’ve touched a drop cloth, and last time someone else made all the decisions.

    I’m just wondering if there’s some things I should be mindful of that doesn’t apply to muslin drops. I’m planning on tacking the material to the floor and priming with a house latex, then painting with Supersat paints, then a mist of urethane on top.

    Should I be aware of anything else?

    #15634
     EvanWRapp
    • Experience: 5-10 years
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    I’m not qualified to make a suggestion but I am curious about the urethane mist.

    Care to elaborate?

    #15635
     Angelique Powers
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    I like sizing/priming my groundcloth with tinted flex glue and doing it with a Hudson and broom like it was starch.

    These things get super ass heavy and anything I can do to keep the weight down helps.

    I have sealed with a thinned Aqua Plastic Satin in a spray – for strength and then I did a thin spray of Rosco clear flat to knock down the sheen.

    #15636
     Nixpaints
    • Experience: 20+ years
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    EvanWRapp wrote:

    I’m not qualified to make a suggestion but I am curious about the urethane mist.

    Care to elaborate?

    After you’re done painting, spray a light coat of sealant (like Ben Moore Stays Clear low lustre) thinned 1:1 with water using a Hudson sprayer. It’ll seal in your paints.

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    #15637
     EvanWRapp
    • Experience: 5-10 years
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    Nixpaints wrote:


    EvanWRapp wrote:

    I’m not qualified to make a suggestion but I am curious about the urethane mist.

    Care to elaborate?

    After you’re done painting, spray a light coat of sealant (like Ben Moore Stays Clear low lustre) thinned 1:1 with water using a Hudson sprayer. It’ll seal in your paints.

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    Thanks!

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