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Use these removable fluids to make specific areas water resistant. They will retain areas of white paper or areas of underpainting, then easily rub off with a finger or eraser. The handy dispensing bottle allows for fine detail work.
Dry the surface thoroughly after applying and before painting with watercolours. Do not leave masking fluid longer than two days on the paper. It is also recommended for airbrush work.
Both the blue tinted and colorless masking fluids have the same formulation.
These products contain latex.
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Works Very Well
By D. Soards
from Louisville, KY
Comments about Schmincke Aqua Masking Fluids:
This is the first masking fluid I have used and it does a great job. It hasn't torn my Strathmore 400 paper and I like the fact that it is blue. When I put a bit on my palette to apply with a brush it does dry and thicken faster than I would like though. I'll probably try something cheaper next time, like a Pebeo to see how it compares.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from metro DC
I was going to get a bottle with fine tip and a large bottle of masking fluid to do the same job. But honestly, this bottle's tip and just the right "squeeze" to control the flow of the mask makes it so much better to just cough up the extra buck or two and get an already perfected product.I use the blue. Goes on and comes off great .. just heed the bottle's warning and don't let it sit on the paper more than 2 days. Many a time I've ignored that warning (with many masking liquids) and several times had to throw out the whole painting. Also, REALLY just let it dry .. don't heat gun it, blow dry it.. that ruins the mask's hump and liquids will jump the lines. If you are using hot press or vellum style paper, you might even want two layers if you pour on the liquid like I do.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Mask On, Mask Off
By CJ the cardmaker
from Ramseur, NC
I use this for watercolors. The fine point enables you to get in tight places and it is easily removed. The blue color is a plus so you can tell where it has been applied.
Got the blues, and I love it.
from Springfield, IL
Since this bottle flows freely, there's no need for a brush or applicator. With a little practice and finess, even the tiniest whites can be saved with no mess or waste.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
This masking fluid is horrible!
By Florida painter
from Sarasota, fl
This masking not only stained the paper in some places, but it also allowed a watercolor wash to penetrate it. After applying the mask, and letting it dry completely, I applied a wash. The paint left little spots on the masked area. I tried to remove them, but it had already seeped onto the paper. It's as though there were tiny air bubbles in the masking agent that opened up and allowed the paint through. (I couldn't see any bubbles, nor had I shaken the fluid.). The masking fluid was very thick out of the bottle. I diluted it with water, and had the same problems with the thinned masking fluid as with it directly out of the bottle.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: The fluid you received sounds as if it is defective. A member of our Customer Care team will be contacting you to assist you further.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Completely odourless and easy to remove
By Levin's Kitty
My sensitivities to strong scents are one of the reasons I began using watercolours in the first place. This masking fluid is easy to apply, has absolutely no scent, and after drying it rubs away incredibly easy with the brush of a finger. To me, those qualities make it worth the extra few dollars.Bottom line: My previous experiences with masking fluid/friskets were disastrous. Schmincke's is a joy to use.
(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)
Pricey but worth it: great product
from Chicago, IL
This is a little more expensive than some of the other masking fluids but I like it because the bottle has a nice tip that makes it perfect for masking small and tight areas, areas requiring fine detail, lettering, etc. The fluid flows easily but not too quickly. It doesn't clog the tip, it dries quickly and evenly. It is easy to remove as it peels up seamlessly in large pieces when pulled up, not tiny balls and flakes like others, and it has never stained the paper. It also has never come off when I've painted over it even after several washes of watercolor or goauche have been applied.
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