Dec 3, 2012, 9:49 AM - Alternative for Perma-wet on Latex?
I don't really want to spend $14 on a tiny bottle of Perma-wet for a mask, is there any other cheaper alternatives that are safe for use on Latex?
Dec 3, 2012, 10:08 AM -
Matte medium or gloss medium sold at your art supply store... Thinned with water.. It works just fine
Dec 3, 2012, 10:13 AM - Re: Alternative for Perma-wet on Latex?
It won't crack or anything over time?
Dec 3, 2012, 11:13 AM - Re: Alternative for Perma-wet on Latex?
You can Make perma wet and it's much cheaper. it is simply casting latex mixed with water based polyurathane that you get at home depot (satin works best for me) mix it 50/50 and BAM!! you have perma wet and its much cheaper.
I HOPE THIS HELPS.
Dec 3, 2012, 11:37 AM - Re: Alternative for Perma-wet on Latex?
Thanks! I'll look into that.
Dec 3, 2012, 12:51 PM - Re: Alternative for Perma-wet on Latex?
Another question, can you use wood stain on a Latex mask? Would that work?
Dec 3, 2012, 2:52 PM - Re: Alternative for Perma-wet on Latex?
I just used the matte medium on some prop heads that we did for Cabin Fever 3. they got beat the hell up..but there is no cracking or compromising to the paint at all. The poly method works great too ..we tend to use that on our display pieces. As for the wood stain? as a sealer ..or just to add color? I'd use inks over prosaide ..safer and will yield the same effect if you are going for color
Dec 3, 2012, 3:17 PM - Re: Alternative for Perma-wet on Latex?
Any oil stains will break down latex. Stay away from that! Same reason that oil from your skin degrades it over time.
I like to use Rosco clear gloss on latex, but that's not the cheapest. If you only need a small amount, any good flexible gloss acrylic will do. Triple Thick glaze ( same gloss acrylic, but thicker) is awesome too.
Nostrum, Sculpture and Makeup Effects
Last Post: Jul 17, 2013, 2:48 PM