Spray Laquer or Shellac?? Need a clear matte seal spray
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If I want to seal a paper mache box that I've painted with acrylics... what would be the best sealing spray to use? I've never done this before so I have NO clue whatsoever. But I know I don't want something super glossy; I like a nice matte finish.
Posted at 11:11 am Mar 31, 2009 EDT
Shellac has a tendancy to be shiny rather than matte finish. I use a lot of shellac as a finish of choice, both spray and brush. However on wood, you must lightly sand it (I use 000 steel wool for this purpuse) to emulate a matte finish. Spray laquer on the other hand can be purchased from a wide variety of stores and can be purchased as a shiny or various degrees of Satin or Matte finish in rattle cans. It also dries harder and on paper mache I believe that it would be a better choice for you. Just read the label and have fun.
Posted at 2:20 pm Mar 31, 2009 EDT
I'd imagine Krylon's matte would be perfect. You can read about it here:
Krylon has several products, actually, that fit your description.
Also, this one is very popular:
Do a search on fixatives at DickBlick. You'll see plenty there.
Posted at 2:40 pm Mar 31, 2009 EDT