Here is a proposed process to apply stencil paint on a EM Gottlieb. That was the first time I did it.
The cabinet was painted with white glossy covering the original art.
I have looked many forum posts including on Pinside and created my own material list and process. It worked pretty well !!
Material used :
- Molotow Belton Premium Paint. Colors: 2 x 030 (orange), 2 x 005 (natural white), 1 x 000 Black
- Professional paint acrylic primer (Seigneurie Gauthier Hydroprim Top)
- Semi-mat varnish in can, Gerstacker
- B stencil
- Precision cissors and cutters, cutting mat
- Tracing paper in width 0,66m
- Stencil film ORCAL ORAMASK 810 in 60cm width. 2 x 5 meter. Killer product.
- Paint masking tape
- High precision paint masking tape Revell
- Orbital sander. 120, 300, 400, 600, 1000
- Protection : P3 mask, protection glasses
20 hours (first time)
- Doors and legs removal. Match the original paint.
- Mark the screws to fit with original mounting
- Sand the whole cabinet 120 then 320 with orbital . Retrieve original art.
- Drawings reproduced, use high resolution picture found on the net for missing parts. Reproduce drawings from tracing paper to ORAMASK stencil film.
2 stencils : black and orange
- Filler, sand 500 then 800, primer
- Bomb paint white
- Black splatter (!!! before stencils). Use protection glasses. Made some trials to found the right distance and angle, and introduced slight changes during the process. Used a brush found to clean juice extractor machine :-)
- Stencils : apply paint in light covers, the pigments will efficiently cover when drying. Do not overload. It is very important to mask all unpainted area : the spray would ruin the previous layers otherwise. Preparation is key.
- Varnish, light sanding between each layer.