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Valuable tip worth repeating...

Posted by taunia1 ( on
Wed, Feb 13, 02 at 10:39

I thought this was something I'd pass along. About 5 years ago, I sculpted some figures & when finished, I sprayed them with a clear coat of matte varnish on some, gloss coat on others & left still more just painted without any finish. I had forgotten about them until a couple of years later. I had put some of them in a shoebox, wrapped in tissure, & others on a shelf UNWRAPPED. They were all very sticky to touch! Needless to say my heart was broken; with all the work I'd put into them. I heard somewhere that using Future floorwax as a finish coat works well. I just hope no one has to go through this.

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RE: Valuable tip worth repeating...

I've heard that it's something to do with the propellants... But then I read about an artist who *sprays* some of her tiles with Kilz, so I'm wondering why that wouldn't affect it the same way. I'm assuming it's something in the spray sealers.
I've also heard Flecto Varathane is the best, but Home Depot said they don't carry it and I think the guy I spoke with was a little irritated when I wouldn't take their substitute.

RE: Valuable tip worth repeating...

I figured Home Depot would carry that....haven't checked though. Maybe a Sherwin Williams or an Ace Hardware. Just checked their website and they have an 800 # to find their retail locations. Will call tomorrow and post it here.

RE: Valuable tip worth repeating...

our LOWE'S carries flecto the ONE GALLON size, if you don't mind spending $35 on it! ROFL! the customer service people for varathane are really nice, though, and if you call them, I'm sure they can give you your local retailer.


RE: Valuable tip worth repeating...

I got a gallon of Flecto Varathane at Hechingers when they went out of business- for $5!
Some people use Mop 'n Glo, too.

RE: Valuable tip worth repeating...

Just called Flecto company tech supt and he said the product SHOULD be found at:
Home Depot
Ace Hardware
True Value
Or it could be ordered at
He said the distribution centers for Home Depot have this product but sometimes the individual stores don't stock it. It somes in a half pint size. Figure that's the size we need. I'm going to tell the local places to stock it. That's the size I want and there should be no reason they don't carry it.

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