Hi Everyone,

   I found a local distributor of Tru-Pac close-by here in Ohio. I have heard nothing but good about it and going to use it on my next project.

 I had a couple of questions if I can throw them out there..

If anyone can help that would be great:

- I work a lot with foam as the core of my pieces, I think I remember Nathan using it on foam for the world of concrete display. From what I remember there was no need for wire? Is that true? Can I use it directly on the foam with wire?

- If so, how is the strength of it? I do a good number of countertops for outdoor kitchens and was thinking of using it in a system with the foam allowing me to produce some creative tops? Planing on putting a couple to few inches of coating.

- Also does it take color well? Can I trowel in different tones of slush pigment as it's drying ,to give it a good molting effect? or does it react badly to certain pigments etc....

If anyone has any comments on it that would be great...

Thanks in advance....


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Comment by Nathan Giffin Vertical Artisans on April 27, 2013 at 7:08pm

I have enjoyed success with it .. I prefer Tru-Pac X over the V for going over foam... and I love to scratch coat with Rapid Set mortar mix.... sticks to anything and really speeds up the process.I dont use wire....I use spider lath for  seems and for added strength.   If I have something cantilevering out I will add bar stock but I will embed it in the foam.

Comment by Tru Pac/Walttools/Don on April 28, 2013 at 9:40am

Curt is well on his way to making some pretty cool stuff in the near future.  After talking in length to him I am looking forward to seeing what he comes up with.  Little different than our traditional stuff so stay tuned...

Comment by CloosEffects on April 28, 2013 at 1:36pm

Thankx guys, for the feedback. Wow, Don you really put some pressure on me now..lol..I hope I could live up to it.. It's nice having a place to speak with great people who have a common passion. Thank you guys for all your help !!!


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