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Forum topic by Rob posted 12-10-2014 12:18 AM 1023 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-10-2014 12:18 AM

I would like to try flocking the drawers of some of the band saw boxes I’ve made recently but I have never done it. I’m confused as to which type of flocking to buy. On the flockit website, they list two types. Suede-Tex and Soft Flock. For those of you that do flocking work, which should I buy for my intended use? Thanks!

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#1 posted 12-10-2014 07:26 AM

Suede-Tex and Soft Flock are basically the same with exception to the adhesive used.

The Suede-Tex adhesive is solvent based and has been colored to complement the fibers, whereas, the Soft Flock adhesive Soft Flock adhesive is water-based and dries clear.

When working with the Soft Flock adhesive, you should paint the surface with a matching color (acrylic paint works well) before applying the adhesive & fibers.

Soft Flock adhesive is acid-free — safe for archival use.

All that being said, I assume the boxes would be used for jewelry and therefore if you use the Soft Flock it would not accelerate tarnishing of silver jewelry and such.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#2 posted 12-10-2014 11:33 AM

Thank you pjones for the information. I think I’ll buy my supplies from craftflocking. They seem to have a little better pricing. Since these are the first band saw boxes I’ve made and they aren’t gifts but more of a fun new project to try out, I can use them as “practice” with the flocking. Happy Holidays!

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#3 posted 12-10-2014 01:30 PM

I have flocked a few cedar and oak boxes and tried using oil paint as the adhesive and it works well but leaves a paint smell in the finished product. I now use latex paint tinted to the color of the flocking. I like that better but the latex paint dries quickly so you should not wait too long after applying the paint/adhesive before applying the flocking material. I get my flocking here:

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#4 posted 12-10-2014 08:10 PM

Thanks for the tip Jim. I ended up buying my supplies from craftflocking and got the acrylic paint/adhesive. Hopefully that won’t leave a smell!

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