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one shot on latex

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by wes70, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. wes70

    wes70 Very Active Member

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    How good does one shot adhere and cover over latex? I am applying a mask (text cut-out) over mdo that has a latex finish. I was going to use latex paint, but I was thinking one shot would cover with one coat. Should I stick with latex on latex?
     
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  2. G-Artist

    G-Artist Active Member

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    I have used it on top of lots of other type of paints and surfaces with no adhesion problems.

    As to one coat coverage - that depends. Lettering enamel, probably. Bulletin colors, maybe not.

    I'd be a bit concerned with the mask on latex if the latex is fresh paint. Removing the mask could cause paint removal as well. Test in a non-conspicuous area. We squeege the heck out of mask to insure crisp lines. Doing it on fresh paint can cause problems.
     
  3. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

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    When doing handlettering, 1S is fine over latex, I have been doing it since 1985.
    BUT when using a mask, latex peels right off the substrate when you pull up the mask.
    I mean down to the primer and sometimes even bare wood.
    I wouldn't advise doing this.
    Pounce patterns would work fine though.
    Love....Jill
     
  4. wes70

    wes70 Very Active Member

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    I have always used latex when using a mask, but depending if the latex is clear base or not, it takes 2-3 coats to cover properly. I want a paint that is more opaque, that is why I am considering one shot lettering enamel.
     
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    wes70 Very Active Member

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    Thanks G and Jill,

    I've had great results using calendered vinyl as a mask. Nice crisp edges, with latex and oil, with no paint lift when removing.
     
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    MACTAC - MACmark-grey transparent paint mask.The adhesive is ultra removable
    and design for plotter cutting.Removes very clean with no glue residue.As decorative painter I use this mask for few years. Always with excellent results.
    I use TrnsferRite Ultra-transparent as premask.I hope this will help. Cheers.
     
  7. Craig Sjoquist

    Craig Sjoquist Major Contributor

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    Latex seems to allow many a paints to adhere with no problems ...proper prep /color painted / drying.. removable vinyl should not be a problem either
     
  8. wes70

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    Thanks for the info guys!

    Wes
     
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