FoamCoat is a non-toxic, water-based coating for styrofoam and polystyrene foam, as well as other surfaces. It provides a hard, durable finish that resists chipping and cracking, yet can be sanded smooth or carved to add detailing. FoamCoat can be used on a wide variety of surfaces including foam, primed wood, concrete block, primed fiberglass, papier mâché, muslin and many other materials. FoamCoat is fully compatible with all Rosco Scenic Paints used either as colorants or as surface coatings. FoamCoat is flame retardant and water resistant.
Rosco Clear Acrylic Glazes are versatile acrylic mediums that can be used to protect painted finishes, provide additional strength and adhesion to scenic paints or to create transparent glazes.
Used as a topcoat, Clear Flat and Gloss provide a durable finish to protect your painted scenery from incidental abuse. Used on a stage floor, clear acrylic Glazes protect a paint treatment from basic wear and tear, as well as providing the desired finish; flat, gloss or a mixture of the two giving the scenic artist complete control over the depth of the finished paint treatment. Clear Acrylic does not provide the same protection as a urethane finish. If you need a hard protective finish to protect against moving scenery and excessive abuses, use Clear ColorCoat or Premiere Clear.
Added to paint, Rosco Clear Acrylic Glazes will increase the adhesion and flexibility of the mixture. Rosco Clear Acrylic Glazes are compatible with all Rosco Scenic Paints, and many other water based or latex paint formulations. (Always test for compatibility with an untried combination.)
A durable water borne modified acrylic enamel which provides superior adhesion and abrasion resistance. For use on most interior and exterior surfaces where maximum durability is required. Excellent for use over primed or clean, previously painted metal, wood and concrete. Recommended for use on floors and scenic elements that endure heavy traffic and excessive handling.
Treating synthetic fabrics can be difficult since the synthetic threads of the fabric do not absorb liquids in the same manner that a natural fiber does. Roscoflamex SF is designed to be a penetrating treatment that bonds to the surface of the threads deep within the weave of the material, securing the flame retardant chemicals and rendering an effective protective treatment. Roscoflamex SF will treat many synthetic fabrics, such as polyesters, nylons, acrylics and rayons, as well as most cotton/synthetic blends. A vast range of synthetic fabrics are used in scenery properties and costumer construction. While Roscoflamex SF will work with many of these, always test a sample to insure compatibility and effectiveness. Leaving no residue or powdery build up, Roscoflamex SF simplifies the task of insuring all your softgoods and scenic fabrics will meet the Fire Marshall’s expectations.
CrystalGel is a non-toxic, water-based material which provides a clear, plastic-like coating on virtually any surface used in modern stagecraft. It air dries quickly – usually within hours – to a flexible, translucent surface. When dry, it can be painted with any Rosco Scenic Paint, or carved, or safely rolled without cracking, peeling, or sticking. Such products as sand, sawdust or powdered clay can be added to it to create unique textures. Paint, dye, glitter, mica powders may also be added to CrystalGel and then applied to a substrate.
CrystalGel is a styrene resin, providing the greatest adhesion power of any non-oil based product. Among the soft surfaces to which CrystalGel will adhere are styrofoam, ethafoam and, of course, muslin and fabrics. Among the more rigid surfaces to which CrystalGel will adhere are metals, glass, plastics, wood, Luan and fiberboard. It is particularly effective in adhering to plexiglass without cracking or falling off.
Rosco FlexBond provides a flexible adhesive bond between many scenic materials, such as fabrics, plastics, foams and wood. Rosco FlexBond dries to a clear, hard, yet pliable coating that does not suffer from the “tackiness” common in many other flexible glues even after those glues have had days to dry. And unlike ordinary “white” glues which can crack and break when flexed, the adhesive bond of Rosco FlexBond remains extremely pliable and strong even as the materials bend and deform. Rosco FlexBond is water- based with little fume.
Rosco Tough Prime is a unique water-based primer with special properties that allow it to bond to the hard-to-prime materials found in every scene shop. Available in White and Black, Tough Prime covers many surfaces, including PVC plastics, aluminum and other metals, foams and plastics, muslin, wood, and foamcore. This quick drying acrylic primer dries to a durable, water-resistant coating which can be painted over with virtually any paint, water or solvent based.