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Darkangel
11-01-2011, 10:13 PM
Can anyone help with some advice. I want to weather proof some props and scenery for outdoor use, some are cardboard tubes. Is there something I can spray or brush onto a paper or board surface to keep it weatherproof to protect against moisture?

Thanks
DA

Allen H
11-01-2011, 10:35 PM
Fiberglass resin has worked well for me.

Darkangel
11-02-2011, 06:14 AM
Allen,

Thanks. Is it commercially available and how is it applied?

DA

Allen H
11-02-2011, 07:42 AM
You can get it at Home depot and it is aplied with a brush, after a 20 min cure time it hardens into plastic and makes a film on the piece to be proteced.
here is a quick video of the application (not one of mine- just so you get the idea)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kr3XoEeWENY

Darkangel
11-02-2011, 08:14 AM
Allen for MVP, thanks the video is great looks simple enough. I'm assuming it can still be painted afterwards?

DA

Allen H
11-02-2011, 10:12 AM
Hit it with a spray primer first and it paints just fine.