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Johnmasters

Member Since 15 Aug 2005
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Straining mesh

29 October 2014 - 11:56 AM

I hope that this cheap and effective tip will be helpful to some.  Using various cloths for screening,  including nylon underwear is a hassle.

 

One can look up <silk screen materials yourtown, yourstate>  I found two cloths of 200 and 300 threads oer inch.  A single layer works very well.  It was only about $5 a yard  (and 4 feet wide.)  I have used it in the past and it is great stuff. 

 

It is a polyester of some kind.  There is no fuzz between the lines,  and you need a very good pair of eyes to see the holes.  (Years ago,  it seemed like some I bought was nylon filiment.)


Distress Marks

17 October 2014 - 12:50 PM

I do not get dust "tits" because emulsion varnishes eliminate these.  But sometimes a small clot will show up.  I carve this off carefully and put a dot of acrylic paint on it.  When dry,  I rub flush with micromesh.  This is usually after a glaze coat which may have a little more debris in it.

 

It makes a small distress mark.  Does anyone else treat small flaws with "distress marks" ?  It seems the obvious thing to do,  and also they are at random positions.