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Posted by prammaven, on 2009-07-20 14:11:29

Floor wax?

This might seem like an unusual question but, has anyone out there ever used floor wax as a gloss coat on the floor of their sets? Been checking this out, it's called Pledge Future Shine. A liquid vinyl. http://makezine.com/images/tools/future.jpg Characterists/advantages include integrated plasticizer to keep the coat from becoming brittle, a nice shine, and durability. If you don't like the shine, you could get rid of it with matte spray. It definitely presents some options with regard to set building... http://www.youtube.com/prammaven

Posted by hemble, on 2009-07-21 01:52:47

Hi I personally haven't used the above mentioned product but for glossy floors I use Woodland Scenics Realistic water. It comes in a bttle and you can either brush it on use a cloth instead. Below are two pics of a small death star dio which I used the Realistic Water on. http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/dc/user_files/11104.txt http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/dc/user_files/11105.txt





Posted by prammaven, on 2009-07-21 02:42:06

Thanks, Hemble. Your pictures came up as .txt files, when you upload them, you want to check the JPEG or JPG option. Could you put them up again? I have seen Realistic Water at the hobby shop by my house. Wasn't sure what it was, but almost bought it. UPDATE: I just checked out some pictures of this stuff on Google Images. Nice! It's almost like a flexible resin. Reminds me of acrylic latex caulk. I still would like to see your pictures, though! http://www.youtube.com/prammaven

Posted by hemble, on 2009-07-23 02:03:50

Hi Mate sorry about the links don't use to this setup yet.hopefully these works. Ron http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/dc/user_files/11118.jpg http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/dc/user_files/11119.jpg





Posted by prammaven, on 2009-07-23 10:22:37

Ah, I see what you're talking about, so you're using it like a varnish. that's great! If the puppets were clay, would the clay mess up the floor, or would it protect against it? http://www.youtube.com/prammaven

Posted by hemble, on 2009-07-23 15:41:04

Once it dries you won't have a problem with it, it doesn't go sticky so the clay should be good. The only problem I did find was you can see dust on it once in a while but just get a brush and wipe it wipe. Ron

Posted by prammaven, on 2009-07-24 22:37:46

Yeah, the other thing I would worry about is changing condensation from one frame to the next due to the gloss being altered by fingerprints. I have often wondered how sets with high gloss are tackled to prevent that shimmer or boiling look during playback. http://www.youtube.com/prammaven

Posted by hemble, on 2009-07-25 02:23:20

What about clear contact sheets that you can gat from newsagents for kids school books that night help also.