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any way to spray a mask on a lacquered finish and then cut paint and remove the mask

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by jssussex, Dec 6, 2014.

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  1. jssussex

    jssussex New Member

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    First I'm a retired serious hobbyist who carve small custom signs. I'm experimenting with decorative carving in cabinet doors and have a finishing question. Is there a material I can spray on a lacquered door as a release agent so after I carve and then glaze, paint or stain the carving I can go back and wash off the door and remove all the overspray /paint thats on the door surface. I have a bunch of doors from damaged cabinets to practice on so this is just a learning process for me.

    Lacquer is just to sticky to remove any finish any other way. I do not want to put a new finish on door because the surround dooors will not match after that.
     
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  2. J Hill Designs

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    brush-on latex mask?
     
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    Sounds like you could also use a vinyl paint mask, instead of a spray on mask.
     
  5. James Burke

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    Have you considered using medium tack transfer tape?


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  6. letterman7

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    +1 for paint mask or even a cheap cast vinyl. You'll have to keep your bits sharp or the mask with tear instead of giving you a clean edge.
     
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