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giant wall of sorts..

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Giving Tree, Feb 8, 2002.

  1. Giving Tree

    Giving Tree Senior Member

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  2. Big Bruno

    Big Bruno Senior Member

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    plywood is alright, you just gotta prime it first
  3. KASTsystem

    KASTsystem Member

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    Definitely prime it...if you think plywood is porous, cavas is way more porous. That's why painters prime their canvases with gesso.

    You should get either gesso or primer to prime your plywood (primer is probably cheaper).

    Sheetrock or drywall would also be very porous and require lots of priming.
  4. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest

    I stongly discourage anyone from painting on drywall.

    Drywall (as in DRY) can not get wet or it will go mushy.
    Some of it can actually have a reation to the paint.
    If you've ever painted untreated styrofoam you'll recognize the effects.

    yeah... so dont use drywall.

    if anything... use primed masonite.
    It's thin, strong, not porus and ready to paint.
    (but prime it anyways!)
  5. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest

    the absolute BEST thing you can use is....

    CANVAS ! just like the pros use!
  6. ASER1NE

    ASER1NE Veteran Member

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  7. willy.wonka

    willy.wonka Guest

    i need to do something

    boom! i blew up.
  8. Pilau Hands

    Pilau Hands Guest

    congratulations on the show

    aser, it's a lot of work, connections, or a combination of both
  9. Giving Tree

    Giving Tree Senior Member

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  10. vinyl junkie

    vinyl junkie Elite Member

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    masonite=expensive... and it's also very slick, paint tends to move, and not stay where you want it... at least in my experience... as to what to use, i would recommend primed 1/4 in. plywood...
  11. When

    When 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 4, 2000 Messages: 10,294 Likes Received: 3
    masonite is very fucking expensive, back in the day my friends dad built him a halfpipe outta the shit and it set him back quite a bit
  12. ASER1NE

    ASER1NE Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 15, 2001 Messages: 7,578 Likes Received: 3
    i want a show of not just my 'urban' work but also some of my photography as well as drawing work.............whatever well see what happens
    a friend of mine has had 2 shows already
  13. Pistol

    Pistol Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 12, 2001 Messages: 19,363 Likes Received: 299
    Personally I would go with some Plywood from the lumber yard and prime it up good. I think using plywood would keep the work from looking to artsy. Keep it kinda 'raw'. It sounds corny but... but then again I DON'T have a gallery showcasing my shit.
  14. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest

    I'm telling you guys... plywood is shit.

    It taks sooo much primer, and it's still particled and porous.
  15. ultraflat

    ultraflat Member

    Joined: Dec 25, 2001 Messages: 346 Likes Received: 0
    white paint on plywood works
    remember if you prime it you thrn have to paint it before you can spray on it.
    primer only creates a surface that brush paint can be properly applied to, its like paint glue sort of .
    where is your show tree?
    they usually want you to have all canvas work, or you could do an installation. on the walls of the space.
    good luck.
    if your lucky you might make some dough!