Friday, July 29, 2011

Learn from our mistakes Finishes

by ArtFairlyAware

I made the HUGE mistake of trying to spray a few pieces I made with a lacquer finish. Everything stayed tacky. I went over the pieces with a brush on acrylic and thought that solved the problem, but after a few weeks, the pieces were tacky again. It was a good thing I kept all the items for myself. Now I know--no shortcuts, brush on the right finish!

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5 Smooshing Thoughts:

Carla said...

I just made this same mistake a few weeks back. Good to know that applying a brush-on will not fix the problem. I might try sticking my pieces back in the oven.

Valldawn said...

I've had a couple of pieces like that, they are sitting on my table while I try different things, but so far nothing has helped!

ArtFairly Aware said...

Let me know if rebaking helps.

ArtFairly Aware said...

Is there a spray-on acrylic that works? For some larger pieces that would be so much easier!

Chris Kapono said...

I made the same mistake myself a couple of times! I never tried re-baking but mine never hardened again. It is the propellant in the sprays that react with the clay I think.