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Intentional Finish Flaws/Problems5/1
Im really not sure how to word much of this but we are experimenting with the idea of some finishes for certain products that would have irregular/organic/random textures in the finish. Ive been wondering if anyone had any input or a point of direction for research into paints, finishes, clears, techniques, and so on, that could cause for instance intentional fish eye that would break a top finish through to a previously applied finish which could then be cleared for instance. Looking at off the shelf finishes like rustoleum hammered metal finishes but on a larger scale?
I dont know if any of this makes sense. We have played around with many of the water drop techniques and others using various different mask techniques both physical and evaporative.
Im envisioning a base coat then spattering something on the base coat, a second coat that reacts with the spatter. Clean/neutralize spatter (or evaporate) and clear over top?
Sorry for the length, just looking for ideas.
Sometime spraying ultra-thinned clearcoat conversion varnish (20-30% thinned) over a fairly thick white paint (while the white paint is still wet) will produce a rather stark hammered look. I've done it many times trying to add clearcoat over white that was just a bit too wet, hadn't flashed off yet.
Your best bet, though, is to call a Sherwin Williams or ML Campbell and ask about their specialty finishes. I know Campbell has historically had some useful "cracke" type finishes, and I'm pretty sure Sherwin Williams has gone around the block with hammered-texture finishes.
sayerlack also has quite a few specialty finishes that might/could produce interesting results in a experienced and creative hand...if you could get your hands on them (in other words, find a distributor in the USA)
I've used clear glaze as a barrier before. I would glob it over a basecoat in area's and then put a second coat of a different color basecoat on and let that dry. Then I could come back and wipe off the glaze and some of the second base coat because the clear glaze dries so slow. I guess you could try and spatter the clear glaze on like with a distressing gun. I'm not sure that's what you are looking for but it's a suggestion.