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 Post subject: Varnishing fimo?
 Post Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 10:35 am 
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Apologies if this has been asked - I did a search but couldn't find one.......

Once I have made my bits and pieces from fimo should I varnish them to make them stronger - or is it ok to leave them 'naked'. I'd quite like shiny and matt but want to make sure this won't harm the fimo........

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 Post Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 11:03 am 
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I leave my figures 'naked' well they have clothes but no varnish. You can buy a varnish made for fimo, in shiny and matt, hth

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 Post Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 11:11 am 
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I have a bottle of Fimo varnish - it smells and looks like nail polish - I guess you could try cheap nail polish on a trial piece and see how it goes?

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 Post Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 11:19 pm 
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I have spent hours searching the net to find suitable things for varnishing fimo. (My local shops don't stock the fimo varnish so wanted an alternative). I have read that nail varnish isn't suitable with fimo - apparently it never completly dries. Also you can varnish your fimo and it may appear ok, but a couple of months later the varnish can start to have some sort of reaction with the fimo.

In the US a lot of people use Future Floor Polish to varnish fimo, but I don't think it is available over here, the closest thing to Future is Johnson's Wax Klear (Tesco's sell it). I have been varnishing things for about a month with this, and so far no problems.

Maddy will probably know better on what you can and can't use though.

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heres somewhere that sells Fimo varnish its only £1.50 a bottle!

http://www.paperpeople.co.uk/modellingmaterial2.html

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You should be able to use any WATER based varnish - ie not oil based. You can get spray varnishes which I think would probably be quite good for getting into corners and such. Anything other than water based probably needs a slightly absorbant base to adhere and dry out properly.

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 Post Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2005 7:17 am 
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I have just finished baking my first Fimo pieces (tiny food items, they're so cute!) and was thinking about varnishing and stumbled across this thread. I read somewhere else that the milky-looking waterbased Fimo varnish isnt very good - I've got some of that but not used it yet. The small items will be used to make jewellery, ie hang from earings/necklaces etc. Would they be ok to be left unvarnished or shall I use the one I've got? Any ideas? Cheers :D

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 Post Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2005 11:14 am 
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Hiya, I've just registered but I've reading for a couple of weeks - fab site.

I've also been wondering about varnishing fimo, I've just made a few things but needed to use paint on them for lettering - should I varnish to protect the paint? I prefer the matt look but I'm thinking if I varnish them they'll be better protected.

They're something I'm hoping to sell so need to get it right!

Thanks for any help or advice.


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 Post Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 3:22 am 
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Only just seen this, i guess Varnishing would make the fimo stronger, or at least give it more protection if you don't mind it being shiny.

The waterbased varnish usualy comes in the bottles with either blue or red lids, but there is also a solvent based Fimo varnish that has a black lid and is a lot more permanent. Rather than getting the little 10ml bottles for about £1.50 in my local art shop, i have started buying the 35ml bottles for £3.40 instead and just topping up the little bottles that have the brush applicator. Saving of £1.35 there when buying it in the larger bottles :D

Heres what the solvent based bottles with the black lid look like...

http://www.fredaldous.co.uk/cgi-bin/tro ... d_FIMOVARN

Just remember to order the spirit based if you want a varnish that won't be effected too much by water.

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