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07 Sep 2010 - 23:3140185
Primer, Sealant, and Gloss
Hello, I'm creating a prop out of wood. I'd like to know what primers you would suggest that I can sand down to a smooth finish. I bought some online here http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290151377389&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:GB:1123 that I used on a previous prop; it was good, but they didn't stretch too far (especially when applying multiple coats). Would something like this be just as good? http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330429248602&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT
I messaged the guy about sanding it. He said something like I could, but it would render the other properties null.

Also, I'd like to know what products to use as an overcoat to my paint, to seal it in there, and perhaps make it glossy/shiny.
I applied multiple layers of paint on top of a primer before, and some of the paint didn't hold (despite it being aerosol).


09 Sep 2010 - 20:2140325
when im priming i use halfords spray primer, its in a 600ml tin, and comes in 3 different colours, black gray or white for you to choose depending on your over coat.

because its used for the automotive industry it sands down really smooth and sticks really well because the paint is finer it is partly absorbed by the timber.

as for sealant, its halfords again for me, clear laquer.. again in 600ml tin and sands amazingly smooth.

hope this helps and ive not mis-read the original post.


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Last edited by Juggern0ught (09 Sep 2010 - 20:22)
09 Sep 2010 - 23:4040345
thanks so much, I'll look into it


10 Sep 2010 - 00:1840348
If it's a large prop I order spray primer in bulk. You can get packs of car primer like the halfods stuff of ebay for about £10 for a pack of 4. It makes it much cheaper if you're doing a big project.

-Tab


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10 Sep 2010 - 10:0740358
Quote KhaosKreator:
If it's a large prop I order spray primer in bulk. You can get packs of car primer like the halfods stuff of ebay for about £10 for a pack of 4. It makes it much cheaper if you're doing a big project.

-Tab


*jumps in*

Is there any particular brand you'd recommend?


10 Sep 2010 - 13:0640364
Quote KhaosKreator:
If it's a large prop I order spray primer in bulk. You can get packs of car primer like the halfods stuff of ebay for about £10 for a pack of 4. It makes it much cheaper if you're doing a big project.

-Tab


sage advice. Another tip I can offer for bigger props is to invest in some decent spray "caps" average spread from a spray can is 4 fingers with some up Market ones you can easily get 10-12finger spread which will save you more time and more paint again.


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10 Sep 2010 - 13:1640365
The Halfords stuff is great ^^ and the bulk buy is advised like Tab says, intrestingly enough the poundland near me has car primer in and its actually very good and worth it for those big props.


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