It can be used to mask hard to tape contours. I've used it for canopies. I
created a "frame" with thin masking tape, and just "painted" the liquid mask
in the middle. Peeled most of it off when I lifted the tape.
"Craig" < email@example.com> wrote in message
What brand? I've been using Micro Mask from Micromark - kind of thick,
bluish stuff. Don't recall an ammonia smell - on the other hand, I don't use
it to mask (say) camoflage. I've started taking to Silly Putty for some of
Humbrol "Maskol" is the stuff that smells of ammonia. It's a thick,
pale lilac coloured latex-based product. Bloody awful crap to use in
my opinion, but it may have improved over the years - it's been at
least 15 years since I last used it.
Micro Mask is the way to go for me - goes on easily and comes off
easily. The big plus is that it's water soluble, which means that if
it doesn't all peel off when you've finished painting, you can just
soak it in water (or wrap a wet facial tissue around the part) to
soften it, then give a gentle scrub with a soft brush and it's all
firstname.lastname@example.org (James Venables) wrote in message
I've run into another problem with Maskol. As you say, it is latex,
which means it stretches when you peel it off. In my case, this caused
the paint to chip off the masked area, and this chipping continued
just beyond the masked area in some places, resulting in a rather
unpleasantly jagged line.
Do other masking fluids also have this problem?
I have the remains of a plastic-type liquid masking fluid. It was given
to me in a blank container, so I have no idea what it is. Works
wonderfully, vile milky emerald green when wet, dries to a thin bottle
green as the water evaporates and it polymerises. Any idea what it is
and how I can get some more here in the UK?
Liquid mask is used by the ton by talentless watercolour "artists".
Every watercolour maker (Maimeri, Schmincke, Talens, Daler-Rowney,
Lefranc&Bourgeois, Winsor&Newton, DaVinci, Holbein, Sennelier, Old
Holland, Grumbacher...) has his own recipe, but basically it's always
the same thing: a suspension of latex in a water-based solvent. The
green one could be L&B or W&N's; Schmincke, Talens & D-R used to be
ivory white. They all have slightly different properties, so you can try
and pick the one that suits your needs.
And of course you can find'em in just about any art supplies shop...
Humbrol used to make it, in the small glass jars
same range as their Super Clear, Decalfix, decalcoat.
seem to remember Revell did also.
As other products from the US, very difficult to get
at the moment.
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