What kind of paint are you using?
What kind of paint are you using?
I've used that paint for a long time. Takes too long to sit there and paint everything. I'm looking to cut time on my signs John. But thanks for the recommendation.Marsh ink looks exactly like sprayed ink. Plus it bleeds all over the place. I don't like it at all.
I bought a case and have 3 or 4 cans left I think. Use acrylic paint. Most any will do. The spray stuff is expensive but Wal Mart has bottles of it really cheap. 1/2 the price of Michael's. You'll have to brush it but to me the extra time is worth it, and you get pretty good at it after a while. Less mess, less bleeding, and the excess sands off pretty good. $2 and change for 8 oz. Water clean up.
Didn't know they had spray acrylic. I use oil paint when I paint metal, otherwise all I use is acrylic, works well for me, love the water cleanup, and smells better than oil paint. Don't paint so much anymore, but found out if you thin the acrylic, a lot, and paint it on wood it shows the grain nicely, and if you spend time in mixing colors, you can wind up with cheap wood looking like expensive wood. Last well also. Those times I do paint, I seldom use the stock colors, usually mix some custom colors, even if it is only a hair from the stock colors. I get the small metal cans in black, white, red, yellow, dark blue, dark green, and those colors will let me come up with any color, or shade (or close enough), that I want/need. I did try to mix some orange one time, but no matter how many times I tried, all I could come up with were various shades of pink. Never could figure out how that happened, I know how to mix for orange, and even consulted color wheels, and anything else I could think of. And still came up with pink. Finally just said to Hell with it, and bought a spray can of orange.Use acrylic paint. Most any will do. The spray stuff is expensive but Wal Mart has bottles of it really cheap. 1/2 the price of Michael's. You'll have to brush it but to me the extra time is worth it, and you get pretty good at it after a while. Less mess, less bleeding, and the excess sands off pretty good. $2 and change for 8 oz. Water clean up.
I know all about Eric and his dad, Gene. Found their site years ago, and follow his videos. Some of their techniques don't work for me, unfortunately. That's why we tried the Marsh Ink, and the black primers; because I watched Eric and Dave use it, and figured we would try it. Eric and I have emailed back and forth a few times; we're friends on facebook. Eric, Dave, and the whole family are really good people.Those two are very nice, Barb. A friend, Eric Rhoten, has been carving signs for about 30+ years. He sprays his with sanding sealer before carving. For inset carving, he uses the spray black primers or Marsh ink without bleeding. Then sands with a 40 grit belt sander, then 50 and, finally 80. Depending, he may use an ROS at 220.
If you haven't seen his You Tube videos, here's his channel. https://m.youtube.com/user/oldave100
Don, I don't use a CNC. I freehand cut all my signs. I create my patterns on my laptop, reverse the image, transfer it to the wood, then cut them with my router.Barb,
What kind of CNC are you using?
Harry, you're too sweet. You of all people can see the boo boo's in these :lol: Plus, you know my reply to CNC... that's cheating :lol::haha: Besides: I have no idea how to use a CNC. I wouldn't be able to find the start button.Jim just beat me to it Barb. you can be honest with me, you used a CNC router didn't you?
Little known medical fact: CNCs can cause cooties.Don, I don't use a CNC.