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Sealer For Water Based Paint?

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Dwb5, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. Dwb5

    Dwb5 Member

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    Thanks a head of time for your input. Not only for this question but all the other ones you have helped me with. It has really helped alot!
    My question is for those you use water based paint on there deer. Do you seal it with something or just leave it like it is? I worry about people cleaning the mount with a liquid and the paint coming off.
    Again thanks for the help!
     
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  2. swampfox2

    swampfox2 Well-Known Member

    Clear matt finish spray is what I have used.
     
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  3. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    Do you put a base coat sealer on before you paint ? And as mentioned mat or flat clear coat , you can also use modpodge mat finish
     
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  4. Dwb5

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    No I dont. Would it help if I did?
     
  5. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    Yes it would
     
  6. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    Many of us ModPodge the nose and build up the bumps on the nose before we begin painting. This gives a good base for any paints. Then paint the nose black (I prefer Yox Gray). Once it dries, AT A DISTANCE, mist on a clear lacquer. (If you spray it too close or too heavy, your waterbased paint will slough off.) Repeat this about twice. Then spray the entire nose pink. As soon as you have the nose covered, take a wet paper towel wrapped tightly around your finger and wipe all the pink off. This will leave the pink inside the small cracks and crevices while it will wash away the pink on top of the nose texturing. Let it set overnight. Next day, mist it with several coats of matte artist lacquer.

    Personally, I stopped using ModPodge years ago as it was too thick for my liking. I used Liqui-Tex. It goes through a syringe much easier and can be used as a top gloss afterwards.
     
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  7. Dwb5

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    Now I do ModPodge the nose then paint. Then clear with a matte or semi gloss. I am going to have to try the Liqui-Tex. I think the ModPodge is to thick as well.
    Should I just spray the eyes and ears with a matte finish to seal it?
     
  8. Dwb5

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    What does the base coat sealer do?
     
  9. tem

    tem Well-Known Member

    it gives the paint something to grab on.
     
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  10. swampfox2

    swampfox2 Well-Known Member

    Then when you mist it with another coat it helps seal it.
     
  11. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    I know that there are many of you who use the water based paint for the health warnings, but paint is paint. Water based paint can also cause health issues. NEVER paint in an unventilated area for any reason. If you get a paint station with good ventilation and wear proper protective masks, IN MY OPINION, lacquer paint is a much better approach. Lacquer is softer, dries almost instantly, absorbs and locks into the surface better and the colors tend to be softer while more vivid. I started out with lacquer, went to water based, and then returned to lacquer. I understand the advances in technology since 1958, so I'm simply relating MY PERCEPTIONS. I do know that with lacquer, it's impossible to have the cumulative paint build up that you have to deal with in multiple coats of water based paint.
     
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  12. swampfox2

    swampfox2 Well-Known Member

    George you have just made my day ! I too started with lacquers but had recently bought up a lot of water based paints I had been using painting plastic fishing lure blanks. After paints dried I dipped them in Diamond Coat automotive clear coat and hung to dry. It makes and outstanding tough finish for lures too.
    I had been contemplating using some of the water based on deer also. Now I going back to lacquer paints I do believe.
     
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  13. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    I only use lacquer and oil base paint . The only color I put on a deers nose is oil paste flesh color and then I wipe it back off and then clear it with gloss
     
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