Non Toxic Acrylic Sealer Airdry/ Air Dry Acrylic

Non Toxic Acrylic Sealer Airdry/ Air Dry Acrylic

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Non Toxic Acrylic Sealer 

Prepare your vinyl to be painted and protect your work with these products. Sealers, nail gloss, vinyl prep.

After washing and drying your doll kit, the first step in painting is to ready the surface of the doll to accept paint.

Reborn doll kits contain ingredients called plasticizers which make the vinyl soft and flexible. Because the vinyl is soft and flexible it can easliy tear when being removed from the doll molds. Manufacturers use mold release agents to coat the doll molds much like you would grease a cake pan and help the doll kits release without tearing.

Both plasticizers and mold release agents leach to the surface of the vinyl leaving an oily coating which resists water, making it difficult to paint and causing shine. Some kits have this problem more than others, with higher quality kits being less prone to these problems.

However; there is no sure way to tell before hand which ones are going to be difficult. Sometimes, you can drag your fingertips across the surface of a doll kit and feel the soft slipperiness when you rub your fingertips together.

Applying one to two coats of vinyl prep before painting will seal the vinyl and stop the chemicals from leaching to the surface. Alternatively one to two coats of Shine Reduction Sealer or Spray on Sealer may be used, but may be less effective in severe cases.

After painting, sealing your work protects it from scratches, dust, and dirt while enhancing color and giving an even finish. Ultraviolet blockers protect against sun damage. All paints will fade given enough time and the right conditions, unless they are protected. A few minutes to take these extra steps enhances the quality and longevity of your work.

Citations for Non Toxic Acrylic Sealer

Malveda, Michael P (July 2015). "Chemical Economics Handbook Report on Plasticizers"

Luminaire Acrylic Air Dry Matte Shine Reduction Sealer 1 oz. - Luminaire Paint

Luminaire Acrylic Air Dry Matte Shine Reduction Sealer

$5.99
Non Toxic Acrylic Sealer Provides an even non-glare finish Protects against UV damage Clear Drying Prevents dust and dirt damage to paint film  Protect against surface abrasion during shipping or exhibition Allows for easy cleaning...
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Luminaire Vinyl Prep - Luminaire Paint

Luminaire Vinyl Prep

$6.45 - $12.45
Luminaire Vinyl prep is applied to vinyl before painting and allowed to dry. Rub a very small amount into the surface of the vinyl with the corner of a soft cloth until dry. Helps to seal vinyl and prevent ingredients used during kit manufacturer from...
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Non Toxic Acrylic Sealer Luminaire Acrylic Air Dry for Lips & Nails Gloss 1/2  oz.

Non Toxic Acrylic Sealer:Luminaire Air Dry Lip & Nail Gloss

$3.25
AirDry Non Toxic Acrylic Sealer for Lips & Nails   You have spent many hours creating happiness. One clumsy mistake can ruin all of your hard work forever. Don't risk it being ruined by accidental drips, drops, water damage, or dust...
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Reborn Supplies: Luminiare Acrylic Spray on Sealer 2 oz

Reborn Supplies: Luminiare Acrylic Spray on Sealer

$8.95
Luminaire Spray on sealer is a matte airdry paint sealer that is designed for use on soft vinyl dolls. Contains 2 oz of sealer with fine mist sprayer. Product is easy to use, just spray on and pounce until dry. Custom item You may also want to...
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