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Old 10-18-2011, 03:34 PM
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I am painting a shirt on a chainsaw carved bear. I painted it with exterior paint after priming it with exterior primer. I then attempted to put pinstripes on it and the paint came off when I removed the tape. Did I use the wrong kind of paint in the first place? I used Behr's exterior paint. Any suggestions? Thank you!
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I would give that Frog tape a try seems like the tape was too sticky and maybe the paint was not adhearing to the wood. Dont know what to tell you Behr is Home Depot paint if I remember rightly try a better brand of paint. Just my two cents worth, try it on a piece of scrap wood first preferably a piece you hacked of when roughing it out that should let you know pretty well.
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Another possibility is that you left the tape on too long. The paint on the bear set up OK and so did the dribbles on the tape so it all ragged off at once. I've carefully run an Exacto knife along the tape to cut the paint..
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Are both the shirt and stripes the same kind of paint i.e. water base vs. oil base? I use 3m blue tape. it comes off much easier than masking tape.
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'Way up here in the far north, I use a 'green' masking tape. We call it "non-stick". Hard to get an edge down without the paint wicking/capillary action getting underneath. But at the end of the day, it works quite well.
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Default Re: Painting chainsaw carving

Thank you everyone - We repainted the shirt and am using knife to mark out the stripes and emblem and am painting them in. This should work good. I have just finished the emblem and it looks pretty good. Carved the emblem in the base that the bear sits on and that look good. We have commission for a Yankee's bear or two. We are also looking for any ideas for a chainsaw carved barber pole.

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I like to use Tremclad or similar 'Rust' enamels to colour. They seem to be very durable.
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