This topic has 6 replies, 6 voices, and was last updated 2 years, 12 months ago by Angelique Powers.

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     Angelique Powers
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    Sorry to be such a repeat poster this week- but it seems that all my shows this fall want to get covered in stuff!

    This time it’s an ALL White set – one color for walls and floor- with a tons o blood, 500$ budget and three days to paint – told ya I get all the fun.

    What do y’all have for me? Thinking at the moment of a gloss floor paint for everything.

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     Cobaltgosa
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    I “know someone who knows someone” who works for a company that sells fake blood. Their number is 718-875-0140. She said if the blood is not ingested, try a detergent based recipe, which sounds promising. I don’t know the company, but she did say feel free to call.

    Hope that helps!

    Shannon

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     Scott Gerwitz
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    I sealed a painted set with acrylic floor sealer for a similar situation and I worked great.

    Ben Moore stays clear.

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    #15704
     Anonymous

    Cobaltgosa wrote:


    I “know someone who knows someone” who works for a company that sells fake blood. Their number is 718-875-0140. She said if the blood is not ingested, try a detergent based recipe, which sounds promising. I don’t know the company, but she did say feel free to call.

    Hope that helps!

    Shannon

    I’m the person she knows and the company link is here: https://jmfx.net/products/blood-effects

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    Years ago Lisa Lazar posted on another old forum about how she did Luitenant of Inishmere. A set which got gallons of blood a show, and how Berkley Rep handled it.

    Even a well sealed set will stain and or fail with too many scrubbings. It might be easier to use a sign paint called blockout white as a base then white in clear floor finish designed for scrubbing. We used to use a popular clear acrylic floor wax (F…..) as a clear when we had to scrub sets . We bought it at grocery stores in quart bottles which when thinnef gets you about one hundred square feet of good coverage. Add white paint to extend the coverage, and as always, do test panels.

    #15706
     AHOGAN
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    Future floor wax doesn’t exist- it is now a pledge floor wax that smells the same- I used to like using Future with food coloring for transluscent projects (ala Rachel Keebler) and this new Pledge version reacts oddly to red food coloring…

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     Angelique Powers
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    Update!!

    I ended up using Ben Moore’s Stays Clear (H20 based). On the floor and walls.

    The floor got 2 coats (thinned about 10% just so it flowed better) and it held up fantastic to the blood.

    The walls only got a light (p-50 spray) and they held up ok- but the SM reported having to scrub just a bit harder.

    It was never shared with me the blood formula – but I do know it was soap based because it worked better with costumes.

    Rosco’s Premier Clear also passed my tests , and Minwax Polycrillic got a C- as it started to show Signs if staining.

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