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     Lisa Scott

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      Hi there! I am working on a production that wants the floor to be bedazzled with glitter. I am wondering if anyone has any experience or advice on how to best achieve this. My initial thought was to base the floor in a similar color and use glitter spray paint on top, but I worry that might leave a rough texture on the floor. My next idea was to base it in a similar color with a ton of spatter and purchase some bulk glitter to mix into a high gloss sealer.

      If any one has any words of wisdom or creative ideas to try out I would love to hear from you!!

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       Jeffrey Cook
        • Experience: 20+ years
        • Scenic Status: Full Time Regular

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        Hi Lisa

        What an interesting challenge. Would be informative to hear if anyone has done this in the past already. The two challenges I see are getting even distribution, and having a floor that can be maintained. Most theatres mop daily and any texture would snag the mop strings, collect dust, etc. I suggest, after base coating, putting down a clear coat a little area at a time and sprinkling the glitter into that area. Adding it to a clearcoat, in my experience, makes it clump, settle, or apply unevenly. If you could add microglitter on as you go it might look better. Then I think it needs a good top coat, maybe sprayed on with a pumper at first coat then brush or roll on a second coat to build up some layering onto the surface and make it more smooth.

         

        #76978
         Jeffrey Cook
          • Experience: 20+ years
          • Scenic Status: Full Time Regular

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          Hi Lisa

          What an interesting challenge. Would be informative to hear if anyone has done this in the past already. The two challenges I see are getting even distribution, and having a floor that can be maintained. Most theatres mop daily and any texture would snag the mop strings, collect dust, etc. I suggest, after base coating, putting down a clear coat a little area at a time and sprinkling the glitter into that area. Adding it to a clearcoat, in my experience, makes it clump, settle, or apply unevenly. If you could add microglitter on as you go it might look better. Then I think it needs a good top coat, maybe sprayed on with a pumper at first coat then brush or roll on a second coat to build up some layering onto the surface and make it more smooth.

           

          #76979
           Lisa Lazar

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            I’ve written two lengthy replies to the glitter floor question, but for some reason they didn’t publish after I hit the submit button on the guild’s website.

            Could an administrator take a look to see if it’s tangled up in a spam filter or something?

            Thanks

            Lisa Lazar

            Berkeley Rep

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