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  • Have you flocked lately?

    I'm sure there are some of you that have watched or seen us mention flocking our pieces and you go HUH? Here is a thread for and about flocking.

    Here is a great short video (5 mins) on how to apply flocking.

    YouTube - How to Apply Flocking

    John B and a few others use acrylic paint instead of the colored glues sold by Donjer as they are less expensive and perhaps they will wade in here and share their technique, thinning of the paint, dry time etc.

    I've used paint and had pretty good success but it does dry rather quickly so be aware of that. I did not purchase 3 tubes for the 3 colors of flocking I have I'm going to order 2 more. I've always just shaken the excess back into the bag and then used my air compressor to blow out the residue. I can see where using 2 colors in the same tube probably is not a good idea.


    Anyone else who has used flocking please share your experiences with us as well.
    "Still Montana Mike"

    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
    Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

  • #2
    Here are 2 locations to purchase flocking supplies.

    Online Ordering DonJer Soft Flocking Fibers SuedeTex Products Kits Applicators Adhesive Gift Certificates Supplies

    This place is actually a little less expensive.

    Flocking Fibers for Hobbies and Crafts
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    • #3
      I have only done a little flocking. But from my little experience I have found that it helps to mix the acrylic paint with wood glue. I wasn't able to tell any color difference between the paint/glue mix and straight paint and the glue (a) extends the drying time by a couple of minutes and (b) holds the flocking fibers more securely then the plain paint.
      I started mixing paint and glue after I had some problems with the flocking fibers coming off with very light pressure, ever since then I haven't had any problems at all.
      John

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      • #4
        You're really askin' for it this time Bro. I don't know how long I can restrain myself.
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        • #5
          John,
          That is a very good tip. I would guess a glue that dries clear like Aileens may be best.

          Oily,
          sit on your hands. You are forbidden from adding anything else to this thread......ROFL!
          "Still Montana Mike"

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          • #6
            Well, here's a tip that shouldn't offend anyone. To keep the paint from drying too fast, (I use matching acrylics) apply a coat of shellac to seal the wood first. Especially with porous woods, like mahogany, it makes a tremendous difference.

            And I wouldn't even think of talking about "fearless flocking" . . . . .
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            • #7
              Ok...I'm probably starting trouble, but what are you talking about Rob???
              ...hehehe
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              • #8
                By the way, I did one project with flocking and it came out rather amazing....

                I used the adhesive that came with the Donjer kit, so I don't have any opinions about alternate adhesives.

                It did bring my project to a whole other level.......Love the stuff...!!!

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                Worth the investment all day......
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                • #9
                  Well, here goes,
                  I use both Johns an Carols technique. I always finish my piece prior to flocking. I apply finish to inside as well as the out. When dry I sand the areas where flocking is going to be applied with 220-180g paper. This is not to smooth it, it is to provide "Tooth" for the acrylic Paint to stick to. I add a little PVA to my flocking paints, about 10%, it doesn't dilute the colour and does extend the drying time. Perhaps it helps the fibres to stick too, but I'm more inclined to think that the longer drying time allows the fibres to sink further into the paint, thus providing a better bond. The drying tome is also greatly extended by sealing the are first. This prevents the paint from being absorbed by the timber.

                  Mike, do the same as you, tip all the loose fibres back in the bag for use again. Advice I have read and from my own experience, a few fibres of different colours don't make any difference to the main colour, with the exception of WHITE. I haven't used white, I'm not sure why you'd want to, but from photos I have seen, white fibres stick out like a shag in a desert, when mixed with other colours.
                  Regards
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                  • #10
                    Great thread Mike - and at the risk of making Rob's comment somewhat immortal I've bumped this into a sticky thread seeing as the subject does come up a lot.
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                    • #11
                      So that's where the thread went

                      Originally posted by jim_mex View Post
                      Great thread Mike - and at the risk of making Rob's comment somewhat immortal I've bumped this into a sticky thread seeing as the subject does come up a lot.
                      When I couldn't find this thread, I thought that all the talk about flocking caused it to be removed for . . . . impropriety, shall we say? Glad to see that wasn't the case, especially after Bob D made it clear that this site needs to be kept clean for our younger members (who probably know more than we do, anyway).
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                      • #12
                        The instructions on the flocking kit suggest that you seal the area that is going to be flocked so that the colored paint/glue does not soak into the wood and dry up. That said I like flocking the insides of the drawers as it gives a more professional and finished look to the project.

                        DW
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                        • #13
                          I would like to add to this thread by saying, finish the outside first, or at least tape it up really really good. Here is a photo of some flocking that got loose while I was flocking the inside of the draw, I did have it taped up, but apparently not good enough, the outside didn't have a finish on it yet. That stuff is impossible to get off bare wood, I've used alcohol, mineral spirit, paint thinner, sanded to a certain point of not ruining the piece, and it still shows. Imagine what it could do to your lungs if not using safety equipment...........
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                          • #14
                            I make the flocking the very last step, after everything's finished and rubbed down. It's sort of like dessert.
                            Carole

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                            • #15
                              WD, thanks for mentioning that. I meant to say something about sealing the outside of the wood first but forgot.
                              "Still Montana Mike"

                              "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
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