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Kanvas Keepsakes

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Coating with LexJet Sunset Satin
« on: December 16, 2012, 02:31:14 AM »

Hey guys.  If anyone on this board coats with LexJet's Sunset Satin on LexJet canvas, I'd like to get you all's advice on the method you use to spray.  I originally sprayed a lot of layers when I started with LJ because I was used to BC's Timeless.  This caused the canvas to harden like cardboard almost and any fold I would make on the print felt like it was literally breaking the coating layer and would crack.  I spoke with a rep and they told me a lot of people actually only put one coat (sideways or up and down) and that's it.  I tried doing sideways, up and down, then wait an hour and repeat this process and I still get cracking when I fold the canvas to make my corners.  I use the Pitbull Canvas Stretcher which allows me to pull tightly and make my canvas prints very tight and I don't get any cracking here.  It's when I fold the canvas to make my corners.  I'll see white start to show on only parts of the fold.  I tried a lot of coating, same result.  Not so much coating and same result.  How many times do you all coat with this product?  Thanks for the tips!
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mstevensphoto

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Re: Coating with LexJet Sunset Satin
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2012, 09:31:52 PM »

how long are you waiting between coating and stretching? I notice with timeless that the sooner I stretch the better it is. occasionally I let them sit for a few days and that always ends up badly.
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