Screen painting fluid Lascaux
Lascaux Screen painting fluid is used in combination with Lascaux Screen filler to make creative stencils for waterbased screenprinting. A variety of tools can be used to apply this versatile painting fluid to the mesh and the marks made will ultimately print.
An image can be formed by applying Lascaux Screen painting fluid to open areas of the clean and degreased screenprinting mesh.
When the painting fluid is dry, a thin layer of Lascaux Screen filler should be squeegeed over the mesh on the same side as the Lascaux Screen painting fluid was applied. When this layer of filler has completely dried, warm water can be used to wet and soften the Lascaux Screen painting fluid image. After a few minutes the painting fluid will start to dissolve. It will break through
any thin layers of filler partially coating it, and can be wiped away, together with small fragments of filler, leaving the mesh open. It may be necessary to dampen both sides of the screen.
Lascaux Screen painting fluid can be cleaned from brushes, tools and the mesh with warm soapy water.
After printing / cleaning up the mesh
Mystrol can be used to weaken and remove Lascaux Screen filler from the mesh. Meshes should be degreased before removal of Screen filler as greasy deposits will inhibit the action of the Mystrol. Apply the Mystrol generously to both sides of the coated mesh using a soft brush. After 5 minutes make a second application to ensure that the coating is even. Leave the Mystrol on the mesh for another 10 minutes before rinsing it from the mesh gently with warm water. The weakened Screen filler will appear to be unchanged at this stage but when a pressure hose is used on both sides of the screen the filler will come away easily leaving the mesh clean.
Thickly coated meshes may require the process to be repeated. It is worth noting that if the
Mystrol is left to dry on the mesh the Screen filler may harden and the process must be started again.
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