Latex Primer question
I hope this is the right place to put this.
On occassion I make wooden figure banks. My avatar is one example. I print the figure I'm going to use out, then glue it to a plywood blank with 50% thinned Titebond II, which works nicely. When that's dry I tack a master over the pattern, rout it out, and paint it, with latex paint - it's like 'paint by number', except no numbers. This has worked well, even with the thinned glue soaking the paper.
However, I did the same on my test cane handle. This gets daily handling, and the side with the paper on it has started to flake a bit. Apparently the paint is not adhering to the glued paper really well. The other side, is still fine, just a bit grimy from daily use.
I know my banks won't get handled that much, but even so would like the paint to stay put for the next 1,000 years or so. I'm thinking of using latex primer, thinned down, as glue for my patterns. Then, even with the primer soaking thru the paper, I'm thinking the latex paint will not come loose, even with entended handling.
I'm going to go ahead and try this anyway, but would like to know if anyone has tried anything similar to this, and if so, were there any problems connected with it? The only possible downside I can think of so far is if the primer won't hold the paper pattern down well. Thoughts?
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Last edited by JOAT; 03-06-2013 at 11:07 PM.