Author Topic: Anyone has experience with "Liquid Mask" for decoration?  (Read 534 times)

KarenColumbo

Anyone has experience with "Liquid Mask" for decoration?
« on: April 04, 2017, 02:36:32 AM »
A friend showed me this:

http://parmapse.shptron.com/p/fasmask-liquid-mask-4-oz-bottle

Did any of you try this or similar?
"In the beginning there was nothing - which exploded" - Terry Pratchett

anotherjim

Re: Anyone has experience with "Liquid Mask" for decoration?
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2017, 06:32:05 AM »
Basically, it's liquid latex?
It works, but...

It's almost as much trouble as hand painting in the first place - although the final spray finish should be better than hand work.

You need to peel it off before the spray paint has hardened or the edges can crack/peel or leave annoying slivers of mask. Meaning that handling it while the finish is still wet is tricky.

Peeling it off isn't always easy since you need to get under it - without damaging the surface!

If you can also use masking tape for the largest/regular shaped areas to be masked, it can help a lot. Give you dry areas to handle it by. Removing the tape will give a good start to lifting the mask.





"Designing with PLLs in production circuits is reserved to those with the courage of the thoroughly uninformed."
Nuts & Volts
"Turtles have the short legs, not for the walking."
-Kenji "Damo" Suzuki

davent

Re: Anyone has experience with "Liquid Mask" for decoration?
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2017, 11:57:05 AM »
I've used it but not enough to get proficient in applying it. I much prefer cutting stencils from frisket film, low tack and semi transparent.

This was years ago and first attempt with the liquid frisket. With the liquid yoy have to be quick applying as it dries in a hurry and to try to rework with fresh liquid you end up pulling off whats dried.

Used liquid frisket, frisket film and waterslide decals.

dave

"If you always do what you always did- you always get what you always got." - Unknown