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    Hello everybody!

    Recently began work on yet another children’s show and due to budget contraints, we’re looking at a boat load of seams to cover pre and post instillation.

    Since the treatments are a bit blocky and flat, not hiding the seams really isn’t an option but it got me thinking: there are a million ways to do anything, so what are y’alls favorite ways to hide the seams in hard scenery.

    My super fast go to is tape before priming, as like a poor man’s Dutchmen. If it’s a longer run with time permitting, we’ll usually mud and sand it but I was curious what you all like to do, especially when in a pinch.

    Always looking for new ideas and options. THANKS! -Emily

    #15523
     Tammy
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    • Experience: 20+ years
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    Personally, I like good ol’ fashion Dutchman–muslin, wheatpaste/glue, and water. I can make it disappear fairly well depending on the technique.

    #15524
     Rachael Claxton
    • Experience: 5-10 years
    • Scenic Status: Full Time Regular

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    My go-to when I’m able to mud and sand is using vinyl spackling. I’ve found it to be more flexible than JC, which is great for me because my shop is offsite. There’s nothing more frustrating then spending lots of time filling seams before I paint just to have them crack when they come off the truck! I’ve noticed this happens way less since we started using the DAP vinyl spackling.

    #15525
     EvanWRapp
    • Experience: 5-10 years
    • Scenic Status: Full Time Regular

    We use a standard fluff style spackling paste. It is quick and easy and can be painted almost immediately.

    #15526
     Zaling
    • Experience: 15-20 years
    • Scenic Status: Full Time Regular

    Depends on the seam and how much time I have. I like the Dap Alex brand paintable caulk for small seams. Just use a damp rag to smooth it out. We do a lot of bondo for durability. Much of our stuff goes on trucks across the country. It’s old school, but I know some folks like durhams wood putty.

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