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what type of paint

by Semi-Anonymous » Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:55 pm

 

Posted on Thursday, October 04, 2007 @ 3:03:02 PM

 

I have been doing windows for about 5 years and have had some problems with the floresant paint(acrylic and tempera). Do I need to use white as a base color? then put the floresant color over it, seams like I have to put 3 or more coats and then it seams light. Any suggestions. http://www.oysterments.com --Deb Stoltenberg--

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by Semi-Anonymous » Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:56 pm

 

Posted on Saturday, October 06, 2007 @ 2:20:02 PM

 

Fluorescent paints are by nature transluscent or semi opaque at best, especially the acrylics and temperas you are using. There are better brands (Day glo and Cartoon Colours for example) but even still I always use a white base coat. Any house paint will work, I usually use Wal Mart Kilz, and have them dump as much white tint as it will hold--8 oz. I think. Good Luck. --Kevin Mann--

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Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 @ 2:32:44 AM

I've been painting windows (and signs) for over ten years and have never used tempera paints. Nor have I done any Christmas displays. Strictly lettering - but what I DO is visual merchandising. This is the way to add value to your work, and get beyond the 'decorative' to the marketing, where the perceived value is higher. Be sure to have a detailed invoice form so you won't have to worry about those little 'add-ons' that are assumed to be part of the job! I always recommend using at least a semi-gloss paint over a base coat, flat colors have poor adhesion and will surely peel if used directly. 


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I have read in the forum where "experienced" window painters are talking about using "any kind of paint".  Everyone needs to know, tempera can crack and fall off. I can't count the holiday windows I have been called to fix. And if some of you use oil base paints, it will be a harsh chemical removal which will probably cost your client more than the painting. Stick to high acrylic, just like house paint, it won't come off in the rain, but can be cleaned off using ammonia and water and a glass scraper. , and no, please don't start cleaning for your clients. There are plenty of window cleaners out there and wouldn't you rather be painting? If you start, they will always expect it. And once you have good clientele, you won't want to do this. Good luck newbies! NO TEMPERA< NO OILS  thanks, Diana Whizz Signs  see whizzsigns.com for pics As far as flourescents, yes, at least 2 good coats over a white base. They will fade no matter what within a couple of weeks unless in the shade maybe a few months

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