Stiff card

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Bandit Mick
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Stiff card

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Post by Bandit Mick » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:38 am

I need to make a fence. I’m using card because cutting small pieces of thin wood was a pain last time. Anyone know a method for making card stiff ie more durable? I’ve heard of shellac but it seems expensive and quite hard to get hold of. A simple and cheap method is what I need. Any suggestions please?

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Post by Brian » Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:26 am

On an off cut of card, try brushing on dilute PVA/Water mixed to 50/50 and allow it to fully dry then test.
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Post by Bandit Mick » Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:16 am

Thank you Brian. Do I use the pva after painting/weathering? Hope this isn’t a silly question.

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Post by Walkingthedog » Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:25 am

Before.
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Post by Bandit Mick » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:52 pm

Thank you.

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