This topic has 4 replies, 3 voices, and was last updated 3 years, 11 months ago by Angelique Powers.

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     Angelique Powers
    • Experience: 20+ years
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    I am doing touch ups next week on a touring set of “Annie” designed by Ming Cho Lee, and wonderfully painted by scenics that I don’t know- so shout out to them!

    The problem is that the interior mansion drop has a large portrait of an Albert Finney Daddy Warbucks, but the one in our cast is African American.

    Repainting the drop is NOT a an option.

    Our leading contender is to just paint a piece of foam-core or Luan that has been covered in Muslin and hang it directly in front of the drop and then trying to paint out the airline cables.

    But they want me to also investigate some sort of “tape” like option so that instead of re painting the whole portrait and frame, it’s just the hands and head. – so an adhesive strong enough to attach preprinted pieces of Muslin, but not strong enough to remove or damage the paint on the drop.

    (Hoping a photo attached)

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     Rachael Claxton
    • Experience: 5-10 years
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    How about some sort of adhesive backed matte vinyl? We get something locally here from a printing company that we use for stencils. It’s got enough adhesive on it so that it sticks on vertical surfaces but we can always peel it off nicely (unlike if we had just spray adhesived paper on). It takes paint and makers well also since it’s matte. Something possibly like this?

    https://www.plotterpaper.com/kodak-water-resistant-removable-matte-vinyl-6-mil-42-x-60-22162200/

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     Cobaltgosa
    • Experience: 20+ years
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    HI just a thought… seal the old one, and paint a new one over with pigment paint in Animal glue and wash it off after…

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     Cobaltgosa
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    I have also seen folks “attach” things (muslin cutouts mostly) temporarily by using small round magnets front and back. A line of them around the perimeter should do it just fine..

    Cheers! and happy Thanksgiving! Rachel

    #15446
     Angelique Powers
    • Experience: 20+ years
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    Thanks for the magnet idea – They have decided that is still a bit to risky for falling off midshow, but they have decided to tack it on with a small stitch about every foot or so depending on how it lays- it also means we are just painting the frame and portait, so its less colors to get perfectly matched.

    I will post progress nest week

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