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Apply this liquid rubber watercolor mask with a brush to areas of the painting that you want to remain unpainted. Allow several minutes for drying time, then paint over the masking.
Remove by peeling or rubbing. Can be thinned with water. Best if used within a year after opening.
This product contains latex.
® Art Maskoid is a registered trademark.
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A good product.
from Winston-Salem, NC
Comments about Art Maskoid:
Maskoid is a valuable product to use. It can make the special effects that can mean the difference between an average composition and an exemplary one! It would help a great deal if there was a Rubber Cement "pick-up" sold with this product. The reason being that when the maskoid has dried and is ready to be removed, using one's finger can leave dark marks on the paper which cannot happen with a "pick-up".(Pick-ups are a square of neoprene rubber such as found for shoe treads) or you can make one by pouring liquid rubber cement into a make-shift mold and once dried, cut the residue into small squares.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Good product: while it lasts
from Hansville, WA
Be sure to use an old brush. It is very difficult to get the rubber-like material out of the brush even soon after use. I find this, like other similar products, seems to have a "shelf life". After a while it tends to dry up and becomes difficult to use, even when attempting to thin with water. I only use it when absolutely necessary. It does take some practice to do detailed outlines of the "whites" with this masking fluid.I recommend trying it out to see what you think.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
from San Juan, PR
Fairly easy to use. There is a problem with the rate it dries up on the brush. The brush gets hard and it is difficult to apply further. It easy to remove when necessary and it leaves no color residue.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Great bargain and good quality.
from Anchorage, AK
I purchased watercolor palettes for a class I'm teaching - I could not find anything local that would work. Plus I stocked up on paper and several tubes of paint, all at significant savings over local pricing. Well worth the cost of shipping.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
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from Cossayuna New York
this product does not spread evenly and gums up as you put on thicker layers.
Merchant response: Our Product Information Team would very much like to discuss your application to see if they can help. Please feel welcome to contact them at 1-800-933-2542 or firstname.lastname@example.org. They're available from 8am to 5:30pm CST Monday through Friday, and they're more than happy to work with you!
Great stuff, great price
from New York City
I'm using this product as a mask for acrylic paint on canvas. Works surprisingly well.
Art Maskoid - Company Reply
By Andrew Jeri
from Oldsmar, Florida
As the manufacturers of Art Maskoid for over 70 years, we would like to respond to the comments created by others. First, we would like to say that we always stand behind our product, and should any of the people who had a problem with the product had made us aware of it, we would have been happy to replace it. We would also like to note that our product works best on higher grade papers and we recommend DeArcher's. Like any product, Art Maskoid does not last indefinitely and is affected by the environment it is kept in. Therefore, if a product was delivered to a distributor in the extreme cold of winter or extreme heat of summer, dependent on where it sat on a truck or on a shipping dock, or even if it sat on a shelf for a long period of time, it's durability could be affected.However, above all, our company believes in this product and will do everything we can to make sure that every customer is satisfied. We do not believe other companies still maintain this business philosophy. We appreciate the feedback and will use it to improve our business practice. As a company that has been in business since 1941, we believe in the integrity of our product and look forward to serving others.
Not So Nice
Dried up to a solid within a year and stains papers. Frustrating for students to use, when they expect it to remain white.
Merchant response: Latex based masking fluids have a recommended shelf life of one year. Storing upside down, in a temperature stable environment, away from direct sunlight may help improve the shelf life, however, the more it is opened and used, the shorter that shelf life will be.
from Cleveland, ohio
I couldn't use it. The jar was sealed and it said liquid. But when I opened it - the frisket was solid like a jarred piece of solid rubber. I won't buy again. I shipped it back for a refund. I'll get something better at a local store.
Stains your paper!
By Art Teacher
Product does prevent watercolor from penetrating through; however, product leaves a yellow stain.
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