|Forum topic by golden478||posted 03-12-2016 07:37 AM||887 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
03-12-2016 07:37 AM
I am spraying a water-based clear finish on lots of small wood tabletops. I hung cheap clear tarps (made of polyethylene) to protect the walls while I worked on my project, but the dried overspray flaked off everywhere the next day, which will easily become airborne and ruin the finish as I continue spraying on the clear finish.
In hindsight, I feel I should have seen this problem coming, since clear tarps are meant to protect and repel against fluids.
Is there a better material that the water-based finish will actually stick to without flaking off?
I plan to test similarly cheap, disposable materials like cardboard or canvas (since both are porous and more absorbent) as an alternative to the plastic tarps.
Any solutions, thoughts or ideas are welcome. TIA.