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Is cling wrap ok for covering painted sections?

Discussion in 'Painting Techniques' started by Jeff T, Jun 28, 2014.

  1. Jeff T Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi all,

    Maybe a stupid question, but is cling wrap ok for covering finished areas of a figure to protect it from getting paint on them?

    Just wanted to make sure before I did it incase it has some effect on the paint, and is it ok for acrylics and oils?


    Thanks fella's,
    Cheer's,
    Jeff.
  2. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    I use it over primer when painting acrylics. I would not use it over final painted acrylic as I think there would be a risk of friction shining or wearing the paint.

    Colin
  3. Jeff T Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks Colin, yes, I was worried that it might cause something like that.

    Cheer's,
    Jeff.
  4. kilsh Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Jeff

    Try silly putty, don't know if you can get it in Aus, it's an American kids modelling putty, it doesn't leave any grease marks or affect the finish.

    Cheers

    Neil
  5. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I've used Humrol Maskol. It can be applied with a brush and therefore (generally) goes where you want it to. As long as it's not left on too long, you ought not to have any problem with it. Other similar atrists' masking fluids will probably do the same job.

    all the best.
  6. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Oh, very importantly. IT'S NOT A STUPID QUESTION. That's not what this forum is about. If thought it was worth asking, then it's worth asking.
    ChaosCossack likes this.
  7. Funky50 Guest

    Just a quick heads up on Humbrol maskol.....I noticed when I bought and used maskol it had the same smell as Copydex glue which is many times cheaper than the very Small humbrol bottles of maskol so I bought a half litre bottle of Copydex and still use it now it's does exactly the same job except it doesn't have the lilac colour but apart from that is the same stuff.....has anyone else noticed this...Kevin
  8. Mark S Guest

    Jeff, if it's just a small area you wish to cover and paint up to I find plumbers tape ( the type used to make a waterproof seal on threaded plumbing fittings) very effective and cheap.
    It stays on where you put it and comes off without any adverse effects at all.......great for getting a perfectly straight line.
  9. Jeff T Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks Neil!.... Yes, I have heard of Silly putty and how good it is, but as you say, I'm not sure if it is available here, I'll have a look.



    Thanks BP, yes, I have used Maskol on Armour and Aircraft models, but never tried it on figures, thanks for the tip!




    Thanks Mark!.... yep, I know the stuff mate, I might even have some at home, it is very low tack, thanks for the tip mate!


    Thanks a lot for all the input fella's, much appreciated!

    Cheer's,
    Jeff.
  10. Kevindunne Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    We used to use silly putty to clean our M-16 rifles...pulled dirt out of the hard to reach places, left no residue...good stuff.
  11. swralph A Fixture

    Never had a problem with cling film covering acrylics as long as they are dry
  12. Jeff T Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks a lot Ralph!


    Cheer's,
    Jeff.
  13. Uruk-Hai PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Sweden
    I have used a few times. No problem. But I didnt wrap it hard, and I used only acrylics. I think some colours and thinners might melt the plastic. Didnt leave it on for long either. And I used bluetac on the edges.

    Cheers
    Janne Nilsson
  14. Jeff T Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks for the input Janne!


    Cheer's,
    Jeff.

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