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Pelikan Plaka is an all-purpose casein paint that dries quickly (within 12 to 24 hours) to a smooth, velvety matte surface that is extremely opaque. It adheres well to virtually any light or dark surface, including paper, wood, cardboard, leather, pottery, plaster, glass, plastic, and stone.
Plaka is ideal for commercial art and window displays as well as transparencies, posters, interior and exterior decorations, crafts and model-making. It is fadeproof and waterproof; however, paintings intended to be long-lasting should be coated with an air-dry lacquer.
Stir Plaka before using. It can be diluted with water.
Color Chart Note — Use this color chart as an approximation of the real color. If exact color matching is necessary, use actual samples of the materials.
® Pelikan is a registered trademark.® Plaka is a registered trademark.
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Putrified on arrival.
from Oklahoma City
Comments about Pelikan Plaka Paint:
I couldn't use the product because it was rotten upon arrival. I realized after receiving it that it is milk based so it is probably best to find a local dealer to buy this.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thank you for reaching out! We apologize for the issue you had with this paint, and we emailed you but we haven't heard back. Please give us a call at 1-800-723-2787. We'll be happy to replace the defective paint, and we'll get some batch information from you to make sure there are no further issues. Your satisfaction is important to us!
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By La Germanides
from Pasadena, CA
Excellent covering color for décor and crafts. Do a frame, paint on leather, what ever you like.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
I would buy this product again
with oil paints on canvas
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
What I was looking for
from Montreal, QC
I use this product as a substitute for egg tempra in the Mische technique.
(17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)
Smooth, Opaque, Waterproof
By A. S.
from Michigan, USA
Plaka Casein is DIFFERENT than the other available casein paint. Its benefits, in my opinion, are that it's WATERPROOF and SLIGHTLY RUNNY. It is like a thick liquid in the jar, though you still have to stir or shake it and add a little water before use. It really is quite waterproof when dry, even if you let it dry on the palette for just a few minutes and then try to re-wet it, it remains. It is like a smooth fine gouache paint, only more opaque. I use it on illustration board and its appearance is wonderfully flat and smooth. Works with single-action airbrush when thinned. BEWARE: it does have a slight fume smell. I would best describe it as a "permanent marker" / xylene smell; I almost wonder if they put xylene in the paint. I've grown fond of the smell over the years, but I was surprised when I first tried these paints. They are prone to dry or solidify in the jar after a few years, especially the lighter colours for some reason, so if you don't use them for 5-8 months, be sure to add a few drops of water to the jar to help keep them moist, and ALWAYS PUT CAPS ON TIGHTLY. They should be stirred with a small screwdriver or thin palette knife to really get them mixed properly.
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Plaka on Illustration Board, 8"x10"
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