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Re: Canvas trunk

Posted By: James Schooley <jschooleyfamily@earthlink.net> (pmspen1-165.rconnect.com)
Date: 2/12/3 20:41

In Response To: Re: Canvas trunk (Selene)

Some of the paint may pop off with a little coaxing from a sharp craft knife, lightly worked under the edge of the bigger drips. Next try a little vinegar and a light scouring pad motion to loosen paint film. After that I would disolve the rest with a little alcohol, and gradually add lacquer thinner to the alcohol till the canvas paint starts to loosen. Here you can decide if the remaining paint will mingle with the canvas paint, I assume it was painted originally, and there by get the proper density of the first coat. After this a thin mix of oil paint blended to match the canvas color can be blended over the primary coat. Pad this on in thin stippeling with a stiff blunt brush. You can make the first touch-up color a bit light and come back with a little darkner blended in to stipple in the patina that was painted out with the first paint layer. Take it easy you can always add more, and don't forget to thin this paint about 25% so that it will hide.

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