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Just wanted to pipe in here (must be second longest thread of all time)...this has been a great thread indeed. I too have experimented with many a paint and materials mix for screen useage.
I tried ddog's concoction, as it sounded like it would possibly work quite well for me. I've used some of these ingredients on other attemps (mostly the metalic silver Behr), so I kinda knew what I was in for. However, the other attemps were spray can and roll on paint applications. This was the first time I enlisted a sprayer/compressor. (actully just used a small push button hand held sprayer for smaller hobbies/applications for testing)
While I've not checkecked out what the finished product can do yet,(just did it tonight), the sample I did looks great!!!!...seems to have tremendous potential anyway...THANKS DDOG!!!!!...very good indeed.
I will tinker with it, I"m sure. But I like what I see so far.
One thing I notice, is that the sample board's color is overall lighter than what I expected at first, but maybe I need to add more metalic to the mix later when I do the real screen...hummmm. I put my trial sample up against the samples Stewart sent me (Firehawk/greyhawk), and my "ddog's special" is lighter than even the light grey greyhawk! I expected it to be darker than it was.
ddog, can/should this be darkened any?..does it matter for black level so much? Should I do a final screen with your recommended mix (40/40/20 ish), or try to mix in more metalic, thus making the screen finish darker? (at least as dark as "Grayhawk'?)
I guess I was expecting a little bit darker outcome on the screen surface.
Still, again, If it's right, then great.
What my initial mix consisted of was 1/4 cup of Behr Met silver, 1/4 cup of faux Glaz Behr, a knife of flat bass (whiter than I thought, not clear), and a knife or two of flat white), then mixed and cut by 50% with watter and strainned and sprayed in several fine coats.
It seemed I could put coat on after coat with my sprayer, as it seamed to dry instantly as fine as I was spraying...any problems there?
Any feedback? Thx ddog!!!!!!....very good work dude.