What is everyone using for Masking films

Curious if any of you had success with masking pieces after painting them in order to paint the carved paths after OF has done its thing? Tried masking tape and that was a disaster…

I use Oracal. It works great for this.

One tip is to do a quick shot of lacquer or poly after carving before you paint the final color. That will prevent any bleed into the wood fibers.

ORACAL ORAMASK 813 Stencil Film 12 Inch x 150 Foot Roll https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B06XKYLXLD/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_VWZEMVB246629R68K18T?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

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Oramask 813 for me as well. I sand + laquer + sand before I apply the mask to my stock. Carve then laquer (or shellac) again before paint.


So I can paint base, mask, carve,use lacquer here? And then paint carved part?

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I think I might seal the paint on the base before the mask depending on what type of paint you are using, but overall, yep; you’ve got it!

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Duck brand shelf liner at Walmart, $1.94/roll.
Works great.