NEW PRODUCTS AND
ROC-LON Multi-Purpose Cloth
You may call or email the helpful people at Rockland Industries: 1 800 876
2566 for the store nearest you.
It is manufactured by H&C Decorative Stains & Concrete Products who are available at: 1 800 867 8246 and www.hcconcrete.com
Besides serving our purposes so nicely, Sharkgrip also serves our planet by being made of recycled plastic products. Yeah!
RIT DYE AND MOD PODGE
After applying the first sealing coat of full strength Mod Podge, you can create an over-all translucent color for the second coat, or try interesting design elements like dots, splotches, squiggles, stripes or letters. Take advantage of the new shades created by applying the glaze over a fabric’s original colors.
Check out the Rit Blog to see this technique used over a colorful runner.
MOD PODGE/Plaid Industries – plaidonline.com
On the other hand, there are products to be avoided.
I have received a number of inquiries about my adamant warning against using a product whose name sounds just perfect: FLOORCLOTH CANVAS. It is specifically fabricated for painted or stenciled floorcloths. At the factory both sides of this artist canvas have been so well primed that no imperfections or tiny bare spots are left behind.
For Floorquilts, these small random uncoated areas of hand-primed canvas provide necessary escape hatches for the small amounts of moisture that remain in the Mod Podge after it feels dry to the touch. With hand-primed canvas, the moisture is absorbed into the canvas and slowly dries out. If it cannot escape into the canvas, it lurks in the Mod Podge and is then permanently sealed in by following layers of coating. The areas of trapped moisture prevent the subsequent coatings from adhering properly – thus creating the look of bubbles or blisters in the finished floorquilt.
By no means is this a bad product. It is just the wrong backing canvas for fabric decoupaged floorquilts.
FLOORQUILT CARE AND SAFETY
Cleaning: Wash with products normally used on kitchen floors. If used in a normal location, clean well and apply a fresh coat of clear paste wax every six months. High traffic locations may require more frequent care.
Storage and Shipping: Always store flat. Floorquilts may be rolled for shipping and gently unrolled after reaching room temperature. This will avoid cracking protective coatings.
Special Safety Features: The surface is embedded with a fine gritty substance to provide non-skid traction. The back is treated with a floor-friendly coating that keeps the floorquilt in placed.
I continue to rely on the following basics that won my loyalty out of all the products tested for the book.
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