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Old 07-21-2008, 10:07 PM
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masking fluid on oil paint

Hello,

Does anyone know if you can use a latex based masking fluid on oil paint? The kind used in watercolor.

I want to mask a complex shaped area. I know there are other ways to do it, but masking is the quickest and easiest.

My concern is that the masking fluid may not stick to the oil paint. Or if it does stick, it may leave a residue once removed, affecting future layers.

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Old 07-21-2008, 11:47 PM
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Re: masking fluid on oil paint

Hmm. My guess would be that it won't stick, but you should try it and let us know.
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Old 07-22-2008, 12:57 PM
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Re: masking fluid on oil paint

Please, please try! I have been wondering this same thing but I haven't gotten a chance to purchase some of the masking fluid and give it a shot. There must be a way, hours of cutting masking tape can NOT be the best solution.
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Re: masking fluid on oil paint

Anyone tried Blu-Tak?

Mould like kids plasticine and easy pulled off.

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Re: masking fluid on oil paint

My guess would be that the solvents and oils in the paint would undo the latex masking although I dont think residue would necessarily be a problem. Have you though of using masking tape?
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Old 07-22-2008, 08:14 PM
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Re: masking fluid on oil paint

I am seeing a friend in a few days who does watercolors and has a bottle of masking fluid.

I will try the masking fluid on a test painting and report back.

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Re: masking fluid on oil paint

Sketcher, cannot you just paint roughly around your area, which you intend to mask and in places where you go over simply wipe off paint? I wonder how masking an area and then removing mask would work with slightly thicker paint layer. You would have a sort of bump, would not you?

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Old 07-27-2008, 12:23 AM
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Re: masking fluid on oil paint

I tried latex based masking fluid on oil paint and the masking fluid does not stick to the oil paint.

It beads but does stick.

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Re: masking fluid on oil paint

I read here somewhere that casein medium can be used for masking on an oil painting. Blu tak? I tested plasticine once but it left an oily residue.

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