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The reason I use Rit, is so you can still see the wood through the coloring. To me, whenever I've used paint in my cuts, it takes away from it somehow. I don't know... just my opinion. I like the transparency I get with the Rit.
Ah, so that's it. I'm never afraid to thin down my latex paint, I've previously thinned it down so it's more like a stain, or dye, then paint, and totally shows the wood grain.
Just my opinion.

Latex paint also makes an excellent fabric paint, and is considerably less expensive than the fabric paint I've priced. When my younger son was washing his clothes at home I got in the habit of painting my initial on the pocket of my pocket T-shirts to quickly tell them apart.

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Ah, so that's it. I'm never afraid to thin down my latex paint, I've previously thinned it down so it's more like a stain, or dye, then paint, and totally shows the wood grain.
Just my opinion.

Latex paint also makes an excellent fabric paint, and is considerably less expensive than the fabric paint I've priced. When my younger son was washing his clothes at home I got in the habit of painting my initial on the pocket of my pocket T-shirts to quickly tell them apart.
Theo you still don't get the same effect with paint as you do with dye or stain. I don't care how much you thin it. To me it takes away from the project. You do well with the way you use it; I've tried it and it doesn't work for me.

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Theo you still don't get the same effect with paint as you do with dye or stain. I don't care how much you thin it. To me it takes away from the project. You do well with the way you use it; I've tried it and it doesn't work for me.
Well now, it all depends. Many variables to be taken into consideration. I have in fact gotten even better results, at times, over dye or stain - but it depends on the type of wood, effect desired, et al. I'm probably happier with it than the Rit because of what I use it on, and the result I am after; and I have tried Rit, long ago, and it just didn't give me what I was after. And, honestly, I'm not trying to rag on you for you using Rit. It makes 'you' happy, so that's what counts.

And like I said, it makes a great, and inexpensive, fabric paint.

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Hey Barb, Rick doesn't use Marsh ink anymore. IIRC, he switched to a rattle can, off the shelf black paint from Lowes.
For other colors on his outset carvings, I believe he still uses fat boy markers. Can't remember the brand but he showed a box that had 128 colors. They MIGHT have been from Crayola. I don't think he does much color work...other than black, though.

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