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  • how do you apply vinyl to water based paint?

    Posted by Robert Lambie on September 2, 2002 at 8:17 am

    im beat here gray… i have never heard of fluro paint or vinyl…

    is it the outside of the window you are painting?

    why not paint one side of the glass with paint but apply vinyl on the other side…

    Martin Pearson replied 21 years, 8 months ago 6 Members · 9 Replies
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  • Mike Brown

    September 2, 2002 at 8:49 am

    Rob – I think Gray means flourescent or ‘day-glo paint/vinyl…

    Sorry Gray, I’ve never used the paint version – but don’t you s/writers often seal stuff on glass using a clear laquer (like when you do gold) – would that not help?…don’t fully understand how you intend to put stuff? so not sure….

    more soon

  • Mike Brown

    September 2, 2002 at 11:21 am

    ok then – you brainy painty guy!…

    what about putting down a white vinyl first (cheap)…scuff it all over with a ‘scotchbrite’ pad to key it…then one coat of dayglo paint…and then finish with a clear acrylic varnish/laquer that will dry in about 10 mins…this will give you a sheen’ surface wchich will then receive any further vinyl…

    I have no idea what I’m talking about but it sounds like i do! 😉

    I can hear ya’ laughing! – stop that right now!

    more soon

  • Robert Lambie

    September 2, 2002 at 11:57 am

    😆 😆 😆 😆

    now i do feel a bit stupid

    😳 😳 😳 😳 😳


    September 3, 2002 at 10:40 am

    I have never used the window splash vinyl, does the fluorescent stay a little greasy when dry? I use vinyl over fluoro a lot and even straight onto flat with good results. the trick is to use calendered not cast.
    Cal+ will stick so will oracal 551, the best though and cheapest is arclad.
    The glue feels like it’s from insulation tape but this vinyl will stick to just about anything but is not long term, ideal for splashes.

  • Martin Pearson

    September 3, 2002 at 11:04 pm

    How dare you accuse us of knowing nothing about paint Gray !!!
    I know plenty about paint, it normally comes in a tin, comes in a lot of different colours, you put it on with a brush, roller, paint pad and I believe you can also spray it.
    It was used by sign writers in the old days, a long time ago I believe, but most of these people are now either dead or retired.

    We tried it once but it was messy and it takes quite a long time to dry.

  • Lee Attewell

    October 1, 2002 at 3:47 am

    G’day Gray, I do this quite often. ust the splash vinyl, spray on a bit of Krylon clear and sitick on the sticky schtuff. Good thing about this too is that the krylon’ll give some uv protection to the fluoro and let it last longer. Not such a worry down in Tassy, but fading’s a problem in Perth.

  • Mike Brown

    October 1, 2002 at 8:54 am

    great post!… 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

    but then yours is a strange anglo-antipidean exported humour or sorts 😕


  • Steve Broughton

    October 1, 2002 at 9:33 am

    Hi Gray,
    try putting a coat of Frog Juice ( over your paint, this may work and frog juice is supposed to have good UV protection, the yanks use gallons of the stuff, I think they drink it 😀

  • Martin Pearson

    October 2, 2002 at 10:28 pm

    Frog juice does seem to offer pretty good UV protection Steve, I dont know about covering flouro paint but I did some posters for a customer, he just wanted then very short term, they were printed A1 size with Lyson signage inks which are slightly better UV wise than most other dye based inks. The ones which were to go in shop windows were coated with frog juice. They lasted much longer than I thought they would before the fading was really noticable.

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