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« on: September 10, 2007 05:05:22 PM »

I use Sculpy III when I make stuff and I've heard people say they use clear nail polish to seal their work.  What do you use?  Does clear polish actualy work? What is the best product to use?
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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2007 04:23:27 AM »

Nail polish will work only if it's acrylic based.  Diane's site at http://www.glassattic.com/ has an extensive list of varnishes and finishes suitable.
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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2007 09:38:24 AM »

Hi,

Some nail polishes are acrylic --and they're okay, but some are "enamel" and they aren't okay.

Here's the page at my site that has loads of info on all the kinds of finishes that are safe to use with polymer clay:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/finishes.htm

And here is a thread I wrote on this board summarizing some of the main points for some of the finishes:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=190875.0


HTH,

Diane B.


P.S.  You might also want to check out this recent thread since you're using Sculpey:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=192096.0





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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2007 10:58:43 AM »

it's really worth the investment to get varnish. clear nail polish is considerably more expensive anyway given how much you get for the price.
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