Suede Tex Blow on Flocking

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Blog entry by cajunpen posted 07-03-2015 07:27 PM 1079 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was wondering if any of you Lumberjocks used the Suede Tex Blow on Flocking. I’ve used it in the past and had great results. My problem now is that I have a couple of different “Flock” colors, but the paint on adhesive that matches the colors has dried up. I’m wondering if I couldn’t take the flocking material into Home Depot and get them to match the color with a Latex paint and use that for my undercoat adhesive?

Anybody done this successfully? The stuff that they sell for the flocking is $12.00 for a pint and $6.00 for shipping!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#1 posted 07-03-2015 08:24 PM

HI, I have used the flocking successfully using the purchased glue from the company and like you, it dried out. I then tried to use acrylic paint thickly as an undercoat and applied the flocking on top of it thinking it would stick like using it as a glue. (I tried to only use the paint as an adhesive) The flocking didn’t attach its self very uniformly or thick enough. I could see a lot of variance to the project making it look like the flocking was rubbed off or worn away. An uneven application. I live in the high desert and glue doesn’t last long here. It can dry out quickly, the flocking attachment material is temperamental at times too.
I would try a scrap piece of the project and see if you are happy with what it looks like. I hope this answers your question. Suzanne

-- Suzanne, A Touch Of O.Z.

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#2 posted 07-03-2015 10:04 PM

I tried acrylic paint after a discussion here about flocking. I also did not have good results. I would think that whatever the glue is (smells like oil-based paint to me), you could buy a larger amount closer to home for the same money. I want to move away from that glue because it stinks for months. In my eyeglass cases, I just make a nice finish on the inside and put in a micro-fiber wiper like you get with new glasses (not the fuzzy ones that look like a washcloth)

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#3 posted 07-04-2015 12:31 PM

I have never used it myself, but, I’ve seen videos of people who have used paint as the glue, with good results.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 07-15-2015 10:50 AM

Bill, I never used flocking and I probably never will. I actually prefer to finish the inside of the drawer and cavity it rests in the same way I do the outside. Lotsa sanding and 4 to 6 coats of finish.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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