I got some restore the other day while at Home Depot. I got a gallon size of it. Got it tinted black, got it home and used it on the foam sarcophagus lid I carved. It's been 24 hours and pretty thick in certain areas, and so far, it feels like latex paint!
Now, my gallon size container says "Restore Deck Stain" I've wondered if it was just to paint over the 5 gallon pail, which would be the real product I was needing. But so far, it's no better than latex paint.
I'll post back pics of the gallon, and my lid tomorrow, maybe tonight but we rescued a dog today and have to tend to it to figure out what we're going to do with it. Since the robbery I've been wanting a large dog to put outside. This may be an answer to that. But anywho, I'll post reports on it.
Camera won't stay on.
However, description should be fine. When looking at the Deck Restore... ONLY THE 5 GALLON PAIL is going to be what you want!!! Don't let a sales rep tell you to "try this 1 gallon size, then come back and get the big pail if it does what you want"
The 1 gallon at every place around here that sells it, is ONLY A STAIN! Latex paint is better than this!. So unless you're getting the large pail for $80+, then you're not going to be even remotely happy! I can easily press my nail through 2 thick coatings on my sarc. lid.
I may or may not try the real deck restore, if I do, I'll let you guys know. It's still plyable, the lowe's displays are on thin cardboard pieces and it bends very easily. However, on the wood... it's like a rock! Guess it has to have a firm backing... like maybe more than foam.
More Info Please...
On this subject, I have always wanted to do a waterfall with foam. To ensure the foam is 100% waterproof what do you all suggest? Also, to coat the foam, do I paint the foam then coat it or mix it together? :confused:
The coating area is an area I haven't ever gotten into. :(
I just sprayed my coating on the foam first, then painted. however, I'm not a pro and this is my first time doing foam carving as such.
I sprayed Tuff ll on my facade and was going to use Restore for the inside stuff. I still need to finish my foam work inside, but I plan on doing that after I finish construction of the haunt which is scheduled to end in 2.5 weeks. I'll post updates to this thread when I start back on the foam work.
If you are doing water features, you can put a coat of latex paint, several coats and then put a layer or two of fiberglass then more paint of some type. Fiber glass resin can be tinted also. Non water areas done in cement, sand and bonding agent and then painted or stained to taste. Add some moss or other garnish and serve.
I'll probably just do that for my first fountain. I was going to make it nice and large for the basin, like 3ft by 8ft, but instead, I may just dump it into a cute little ... um. NASTY looking bucket I got :D