European Body Art
Sculpt or Coat is a great product with multiple uses.
Applications - Widely used for constructing scenery, props, costumes, armor, masks, trees, rocks, sculpture, puppet making, organic shapes, scenic painting, special effects make-up, hobby and craft items.
How to Apply - Spread with bare hands, brushes, trowels, rags, rollers, sponges, pastry tubes or thin with hot water and spray it (Hypersensitive individuals should wear gloves.)
Coverage - Coverage is approximately 350 square feet per gallon, rolled thin on a smooth surface. Coverage will vary depending on surface texture & thickness applied. Coverage may be extended with water.
Foam Coating - Sculpt or Coat creates a protective tough coating that stops breakage, keeps pieces from drying out and prevents solvent based paints & spray paints from eating away foam.
Adhesive - Sculpt or Coat is more durable then Hot melt or Vinyl glues. Adheres to woods, fabrics, ceramics, masonry, papers, foams, metals, glass, non-slick plastics and oil free organics.
Shape Fabrics - Dip your fabric into the pail, pull out and squeeze out excess Sculpt or Coat, shape the fabric as desired and let air dry or work Sculpt or Coat into flat fabric and mold to desired shape.
Casting & Mask Making - Create positive and negative molds using Sculpt or Coat and your favorite material. Affix extensions, eyebrows, protrusions, decorative materials or whatever, using Sculpt or Coat as your adhesive.
Colorants - Sculpt or Coat is compatible with ARTIST'S CHOICE SATURATED PAINTS, acrylics, temperas, universal tints and other water based paints, dyes and dry pigments. Save time by adding colorants into Sculpt or Coat prior to applications. Once dry, surfaces can be spray painted, lacquered or painted with enamels.
Release Agents - A coating of Ivory liquid or other dish soap may be used as a release agent. Once dried, pieces release from teflon, polypropylene, oily or waxed surfaces or from its own pail. Vaseline also works well.
Papers - Sculpt or Coat makes all papers extremely durable when coated front and back. For added structural strength, add a gauze or fabric coating over surfaces and joints.
Translucency's - Sculpt or Coat creates a paintable surface on plexiglas, styrene and clear poly-sheeting.
Sealing - Sculpt or Coat seals surfaces. Use it to seal smooth, grained, muslin, fabric, plastic & rough surfaces for painting with just one coat. Usually one base coat of colorant is all that is needed on this sealed surface. (We advise testing a small area of untreated steel for flash rusting prior to application.)
Drying Time - Sculpt or Coat air cures. Use a shop or box fan to speed up drying times if needed. Drying times vary based on thickness of application: less then 1/8" thick: 3-5 minutes; 1/4" thick: 2-3 hours. Thickness can be achieved faster by building up thin layers. Faster drying times can be achieved by using shop or box fans to create an even air flow over the surface. Thicker applications, Low Temperatures, and Humidity will extend drying time!
Thinning - Sculpt or Coat may be extended with water. Hot water works best for thinning. However, once dried, cracking or peeling may occur if thinned too much. We recommend full strength application for most projects.
Sanding- Create a surface to be sanded by mixing in an aggregate such as joint compound. Once project is dry you can smooth the surface with fine grade sandpaper.
Clean Up - Tools should be washed immediately with warm water and soap. Dried Sculpt or Coat can be peeled off in some cases.
Storage - Keep Sculpt or Coat containers from freezing. Store at temperatures between 50F and 100F. Close container tightly after each use.
Flammability - In its wet state, Sculpt or Coat's flammability rating is 0. Once dried, used with some foams, thinned or mixed with other compounds, it may be capable of sustaining a flame. Use suitable fire retardant as needed.
Cautions- Do not take internally. * Children use under adult supervision. * Use adequate ventilation. * Close container after each use. * Do not apply when surface or air temperature is below 50 F. * Store between 50-70F. * Keep from freezing. * Do not mix this water based plastic cream with oil based paint.
Warranty - Because the product has many applications the manufacturer and seller make no warranties expressed or implied and accept no responsibility other than replacement of product should it prove to be defective. The user must determine the suitability of this product for his or her particular applications, and accepts the full responsibility of that determination, and responsibility for any consequential damages should they arise.