WaterBorne © Clear Base Primer (formerly Clear Base Coat and Surface Prep for Vinyl & Baked Polymer Clay) - 2 ounce Bottle
To be used as a preparatory coating on bare vinyl as the first step in using air-dry paints.
NEW AND IMPROVED FORMULA! Far less stickiness and shine after application.
Because vinyl is a petroleum product, water-based paints and mediums generally do not adhere well. The same goes for baked polymer clay. This product solves the problem of getting air dry paints such as WaterBorne © paints to apply smoothly and adhere permanently to these surfaces. WaterBorne © Clear Base Primer is a thick white fluid that can be thinned slightly with water if needed or used straight from the bottle. It should be smoothed on with a soft cosmetic sponge and allowed to dry for up to 24 hrs before painting. It is completely clear, non-yellowing, flexible and waterproof when fully dry. It provides "tooth" to smooth surfaces so the paint can adhere permanently. I recommend you use this (or alternative product, Folk Art Glass & Tile medium) as a base coat on ALL cleaned vinyl doll parts before you apply water-based, air dry paints.
Another use for this product recently discovered: Mix with WaterBorne © colors to create MORE transparent color for washes, glazes or blending. You can use up to 3 parts Clear Base Primer to paint.