All sort of tape for different jobs. With water based paints I like the 3M automotive refinishing tape combined with the laminated backed waterproof paper. The refinishing tape is the yellow stuff, it's super stick and can withstand a good dousing of water. Not so good for high heat and chemical heat. Also a good trick is to rub you hand over the tape after its laid down. Rub it in until the tape heats up, the friction will activate the adhesive in the tape to bond a tad more. I rarely get paint bleed nowadays, no bleeding here
Nice work resinhead. 3M Refinishing tape(yellow) is an excellent tape. Cat's out of the bag on that one. DS-- Glad you mentioned the Acrylic Sealer trick. I'm sometimes afraid to mention that one to newcomers out of fear they will get it on too thick and screw something up. If done right it is a can't miss method to stop bleed under tape. All good advice from people who know and have tried it all.
thanks for the advice everyone. i already have some clear acrylic sealer so i'll shoot that on the rails before I do my touch up work. this is my 3rd board so looking forward to making progress w/ each one
Thanks Lowel, I also remember ( I think it was Atomize or maybe a Herb? ..Said hair spray worked too..Aquanet? spray it on between colors so,the tape won't grab and pull up color work, and to seal paint from bleeding. I've never done it so a test panel would be the call before jumping in on that one.
Yeah I would agree. Test that one first. We used to use Aquanet to take off the stamped ink pricing on cans when I worked in a grocery store when prices changed. Of course that was a long damn time ago. It's probably a none toxic waterborne formula by now. Oh to be sixteen again and working as a box boy in that country grocery store.
All good advise. A trick I learned was if you got some over spray was first spay the over spray area with air some of the spray will blow off next use tape to pull off some more paint. If here is still some paint showing gently very very gently use a razor blade to scrape off the the paint. Hold the blade straight up and down sweep over the area like you would use a broom. Those methods will get most over spray off the blank.
According to Mikki Dora Malibu went to the Dogs in 1964. The Chumash Indians will tell you it was 1664.
Cheap Tempra Paints do not hold up well with UV exposure. They Noticeably fad in a very next time. Use A better quality tempra is the type that sign painters use on Windows. A quality egg Tempra Paint will last Very long time. The Ancient Greeks usd it on their boats sealed with wax. Most on line art supply shops will have a high quality Tempra. Some will be in Power form just thin with Water. I have added a small amount of clear acrylic to the mix. I think that helps to make a better bond on the Blank. I do like the vibrant color of Tempra paints.
I prefer interior flat house paint myself and have done most of my boards with that. Great selection at HD and Lowes. However the Red tempra is the best shade of red I have ever used. Anytime I have to use red I go to Walmart. UV stable resins??
don't think i've heard that before. if flat house paint works, then that's the easiest option by far. have you found any white that pops better than others?
That's the attitude you need to have. Making progress. Learn from our mistakes and every board gets better. Lowel