(Topic ID: 285585)

Stencil Question


By GPS

8 days ago



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  • Latest reply 4 days ago by GPS
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    #1 8 days ago

    Hi Fellas

    When using stencils (pinball pimp) how long is usual and customary to allow the different layers of paint dry so that the next stencil going down does not lift off the most recent paint color. 70 degrees. Normal indoor humidity. Just don’t want to trick anything up. Going to well right now. Thank you for your insight

    #2 8 days ago

    There are actually many threads on this subject from several that have great amounts of experience doing many. For me, I pull them off within 15 minutes of application or it tends to pull.

    #3 7 days ago

    May depend on the type of paint you use. I got in the habit of waiting a week to be certain.

    #4 7 days ago

    When I redid Flash Gordon. I pulled them off within 10-15 mins. I waited 4-5 days in between coats just to be safe and I let the cabinet sit for 2 weeks once the cabinet was done. Be careful when removing the stencils. The one mistake I made was accidentally touching a piece of the stencil I had already peeled to the fresh paint. Take your time when peeling the stencil. Here is a link to a video I made showing my FG restore. The decals can be seen starting around the 30 sec mark.

    #5 7 days ago

    I painted EM’s making my own stencils. I waited 24 hours between colors. Your climate reads good. Enjoy!

    #6 7 days ago

    Thank you fellas. I think to be safe I’ll wait a week. No point in rushing and screwing up the good I have already done. Thanks again

    #7 6 days ago

    I usually wait 2 to 3 days after painting colors

    #8 5 days ago
    Quoted from PinballPimp:

    I usually wait 2 to 3 days after painting colors

    Many thanks.

    #9 5 days ago

    I waited about 15-20 minutes to remove the stencil. The edges came out perfect & crisp. But this method can be tricky in areas with lots of detail as the stencil can drag in the wet/soft paint if you aren’t careful.

    #10 5 days ago

    I pull the stencil after waiting 10 minutes.
    Then I wait 48 hours before the next stencil goes down.
    But to speed things up; after 24 hours, I'll do the stencil on another side of the cabinet. (The previous stenciled side is still curing.) I just make sure that it has been at least two days before I put down the second stencil on a given side.

    #11 5 days ago

    Thank you enaud. Project is going smoothly. Name of the game is PATIENCE!! But if you can be, the results are very rewarding!

    #12 5 days ago

    Just wondering if anyone out there has ever used Montana’s brand if clear coat. Their paints are wonderful. I’m just not super confident with thinning clear and brushing it on. Feel far more confident using a rattle can and being careful to get an even layer

    #13 4 days ago
    Quoted from GPS:

    Just wondering if anyone out there has ever used Montana’s brand if clear coat. Their paints are wonderful. I’m just not super confident with thinning clear and brushing it on. Feel far more confident using a rattle can and being careful to get an even layer

    Not a fan of brushed on clears. With all the time and work you are going to put into those stencils I suspect that finish would not look great.

    #14 4 days ago
    Quoted from Yelobird:

    Not a fan of brushed on clears. With all the time and work you are going to put into those stencils I suspect that finish would not look great.

    I may have incorrectly led you to assume the product from Montana was a brush on. It is not it is a spray. As long as I strive for as uniform coat as I can, I would assume the finish would be decent??

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