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Use this removable, colorless liquid to mask areas of work that need protection when color is applied in broad washes. It is specifically designed for soft sized papers to avoid staining. Contains latex. Wash brushes immediately after use.
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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Wish they had kept the tints version
Comments about Winsor & Newton Colorless Art Masking Fluid:
Does a great job covering but wish it still was tinted for better visibility whrn applying to white substrate
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Masking flows well, dries fast, stays put, and comes off easily when you are ready.
from Lake Tahoe, Ca
Be careful! Do NOT use an expensive brush to apply this product as it will NOT ever come out. Also, be prepared to have it dry up quickly and not go on the paper smoothly. Basically, I ruined my watercolor using this stuff. I have used similar products in the past and they worked fine, but not this stuff. I doubt I can get my money back. Live and learn...
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry for the issues you had with this masking fluid. Please know that Blick has a knowledgeable team of product information specialists on staff who are happy to troubleshoot this and come to a determination as to why it's not working well for you. We hope you'll feel welcome to contact us at 1-800-933-2542 (weekdays 8am - 5:30pm CST) or email@example.com for further assistance.
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
By Karen S.
from Orange County, NY
When I was in art school years and years ago, we used rubber cement to mask watercolor work. That was sometimes clumsy, and it was hard to get it exactly where I wanted it to be. This masking fluid is light, not "goppy" and easy to use. Somebody in their review above suggested using a piece of bamboo to apply. but I have used left-over balsa wood sticks from the hardware store to apply, and that worked well. This can be used in finer, tighter places and for more detail and I don't have to use a dedicated brush for this material. Also, I make sure I wipe the threads on the bottle top before I close it up for the session. I've also put a little in a small, throwaway plastic container to use for a session and just close up the bottle after I clean it. It's not too much more work than cleaning up everything when I paint. HTH.
(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
Too much annoyance to use
Every time I use this masking fluid I bump into problems. It ALWAYS rips the paper! At first I thought that maybe I do something wrong. So I googled youtube videos, read different articles and forum posts. I tried waiting for a long time (even a couple of days) for the masking fluid to "set" as theoretically paper can still be humid and thus ripping. But still it always ripped. I tried different paper types, some thicker and rougher, others smoother. This fluid still RIPS EVERYTHING! Every time I had to sand the very rough tears. Too much annoyance to work with it! Also, as I did my research it turned out that I wasn't alone who had the same problem with WN masking fluid!
Merchant response: We are sorry to hear that this product did not meet your expectations. This type of masking fluid should be removed as soon as possible after application. Please be sure to use paper that is hard sized and completely dry.
(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)
Masking is what it does best
from Salt Lake City, Utah
I tried a unique way of using the masking fluid. I diluted the masking fluid using 2 parts masking fluid to 1 part water. I then used a small bamboo pointed stick to paint thin lines for sticks, twigs, small branches and/or grasses. The blunt end of the stick could be used for dots. I then threw the stick away! I had no problem cleaning the mask from the paper (140 lb and 300 lb Arches). I glazed over part of the area and repeated the process several times. This gave tremendous depth to marsh grasses and wheat fields.
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(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)
Goes Where I Want it to Go!
from Rochester, MN
Windsor and Newton's Colorless Art Masking Fluid is so much easier to use, more flexible, and controllable than latex or rubber cement (which I have used in past).
(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)
THE CLEAR CHOICE
By Acrylic Artist
from St.George's, Newfoundland
Easy to apply and leaves no discoloration behind when rubbed or peeled off.
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