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« on: March 08, 2004 07:02:31 PM »

i'm wanting to make a floorcloth. i'm going to make it out of artists canvas because that is what i have (wish i could afford to just use scrap linoleum - that seems to be the best, but no $$) i think i have a pretty good understanding of how to go about it (fold the edges under and tape, sew, or glue - prime, paint, and seal) but i was wondering if anyone had any helpful tips before i get started...has anyone made one? is there anything i need to know? thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2004 07:18:38 PM »

Make sure you have all the folds out of the cloth before you prime.  Once you prime, they are stuck forever.  Also, if you have furniture on it, expect a perminate dent where the furniture was.  Also, if you are taping your design off, get a masking tape with a good adhesion because I've had problems with leakage under the tape.  I reseal mine about once a year but it is in a traffic area.  They clean up well (after sealing) with a bit of water and a sponge btw.
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2004 08:07:40 PM »

THANK YOU!! i started on it yesterday - it's already getting some traffic as the dog doesn't seem to understand it's not ready for walking on yet. i'll post pics if i ever get it done.
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