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Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by wistim29, May 18, 2008.
Just wanted to hear what u guys think of each an which u prefer
hydromist all the way!
I've always used waterbase paint. when I first started doing taxidermy in 1970. I did it in my parents basement. Tried all kinds of paint and the fumes would go thru the house. Waterbase of course, had hardly any fumes. Now, with raising seven children, I cant see exposing them and myself to the harmful fumes of lacquer.
I like the way laquer sprays better but I use waterbase. I do use a few laquers that I can't get in waterbase very occassionally.
I use both polytranspar waterbase....but when I gloss..and seal.. i use hydromist.....
I use Lifetone Lacquer base. Faster drying and easier cleanup. To me, waterbase paint just doesnt have the same clean look as Lacquer does. Try both and then decide which you prefer.
I like water base paints myself!
I use lacquer polytranspar and some lifetone for most of my painting . water base for most of my habitat work .
lacquer lifetone. two part clear.
lacquer all the way!
People think just because you can breath the waterbase and not get buzzed its fine,
wrong just as bad as lacquer!!
wa polytranspar is my choice of paint.
breathing vapor and fumes from waterbased paint may be bad for you, I'm not sure, but what I am sure about, I cant breath lacquer fumes, after a couple of minutes, my airways are closing and I cant breath.
Polytranspar but I do use a little lacquer. I like wildlife mudd green for dark instead of dark bass green and some other colors also . I interchange colors of different manufactuers all the time I just don't mix them for colors with no ill effects except I usually do not use lifetone or hydromist.
Polytranspar water based, with a few other colors from Wildlife Colors. Liquid Scales for tipping and Krylon Triple Thick for glossing.
I believe the both have their pros and cons. I use polytranspar water base and like it fine, and have noticed some of the top guys in the business use it too. Besides, the Polytranspar award looks cooler than the Lifetone award!LOL
I use Polytranspar water base paints along with a few Lifetone paints such as Chrome Pearlescents when needed. Laquer paint fume and fiberglass resin vapors are avoidable and I have good results without them.
I've Tried em ALL & still keep BOTH in Stock, for STUDENTS to TRY BOTH & Choose for themselves !
Myself & for MOST students THE Lacquers are MUCH easier to USE . THey are easier to mix, clean up , LESS airbrush Problems etc.
Wear a spray mask on volume work / sealing & Glossing et. & HAVE an exhaust FAN !
Water base paints STILL smell & they are Plastic base & the MIST dries in your nose & is Worse to clean out . Masks are needed for BOTH to BE safe ! I never use a mask oftim enough, but work in front of the FAN asap ...........................................
Also, I don't like the water base colors , BUT it is WHAT YOU GET USED to I think ?
Glossing is another subject !..................................