Such a great week to have off from work! Working outside today brushing on Sikatop. Went to the dollar store for some inexpensive mixing containers and 2 plastic measuring cups.
So far this is the first coat, and about 3/4 cup of the product used and it covered all sides (including the back.) The the directions call to mix the product by a weight ratio of 1:4, I asked my friend who supplied me with this. They typically mix up the whole bag and bottle, but for patching or touching up they mix it by volume ratio (this makes my life ALOT easier now!) Several things I noted once I did start applying the slurry was that:
The product when thin basically the thickness of paint and shows a great amount of carving detail. Even the slice marks from the snap blade i used!!!
I just went over it again with the brush and poof it was gone.
It brushed on alot easier over the areas of which I used a heat gun to alter the surface hardness. I bought a brush kit at Michael's for $5 which I use for brushing the crevasses and a 2" brush for everything else.
I thought I had removed all of the styrofoam balls left behind by vacuuming, I will fire up my compressor and use my air gun to blow all the lil pieces of the other half.
When applying this the styrofoam becomes a little soft and easy to gouge.
Since this is the first coat alot of the wetness got soaked up by the foam and drying quickly, leaving a nice hard shell coating. Ill be putting another coat on in a few hours then leaving it cure for 24 hours.
So far I am liking how this project is coming about.
I am shocked so far for how little I have used so far....hmmmmm maybe more backgrounds/structures in the future!
Cleaning the brushes is easy as long as the product did not dry. I just used a hose
What are your thoughts and or comments?