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      • Experience: 15-20 years
      • Scenic Status: Other

      Hello! I am currently at work on a production of Airline Highway, which is set in a neglected motor hotel. We’ve purchased a set of Midcentury reproduction furniture with the intention of aging and rusting it all up.

      Well…now we’ve fallen in love and we’re looking for temporary aging that won’t be rubbed off the furniture by actors and costumes. We’ve tried MoviePaint spray paint and it’s rubbing off, so that doesn’t seem to be a good solution.

      I’ve attached an image of one of the pieces we’ve purchased. Any thoughts or suggestions would be much appreciated.


      Try tempera paint. It dries pretty hard but you can wash it off with soap and a scrubby pad.

        • Experience: 10-15 years
        • Scenic Status: Full Time Regular

        We used gouache paint on some metal armor and shields in a production of Macbeth. It took a little elbow grease to get it off but there wasn’t any damage to the metal.

         Angelique Powers
          • Experience: 20+ years
          • Scenic Status: Full Time Regular

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          I’ve had really good success mixing tints with pump style hairspray.

          The hairspray made a fairly strong binder ( Garnier makes a good one) and it was just a bunch of elbow grease at the end (wearing gloves)

          I’ve used it on appliance props and as long as it stayed dried, it stuck really well.

            • Experience: 15-20 years
            • Scenic Status: Other

            Oohhh! I haven’t tried this before. That’s exciting. Thanks!

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