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Posted by prammaven, on 2009-07-20 14:11:29
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.
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...
Posted by hemble, on 2009-07-21 01:52:47
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.
Posted by prammaven, on 2009-07-21 02:42:06
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!
Posted by hemble, on 2009-07-23 02:03:50
sorry about the links don't use to this setup yet.hopefully these works.
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?
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.
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.
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.