View Full Version : ZM Finishing Powder Spray
02-22-2008, 11:59 AM
Well, after a frustrating week of looking for MSC, I was losing heart. So many places that looked like they had it in stock but didn't or didn't have it at all anymore, or were getting it in in a couple of months. I know about Testors Dullcote, but from my research it pales in comparison to MSC. Then I found ZM Finishing Powder Spray on Volks, but I can't find too much info on it. Has anyone here tried it?
02-22-2008, 01:40 PM
I haven't personally used the ZM Spray but I have heard a lot of good reviews about it and I'm planning to test it the next time I need to coat a doll. One of my boys' heads is coated with the ZM Spray which was used by the faceup artist who I commissioned to do his head. I had initially asked her about what she would use as I didn't want Testors on him and preferred MSC, and she told me that she had recently started using the ZM Spray instead of MSC and found it to be a superior product. :D I very much like the way my boy feels to touch -- the ZM Spray is a tiny bit more 'toothier' than MSC, I hope that makes sense, it feels like it has a bit more grip to it, so I would also imagine that pre-spraying with it would make applying pastels etc a bit easier too.
Anyway I'm sure that either people who have actually used it have more helpful input than mine, but so far all I've heard are good reviews so I feel very hopeful about it. :D Also it has UV protect in it which is a good thing!
02-22-2008, 02:55 PM
I've been using that spray and it is very nice. I actually like it better than MSC...and I agree it does have a different , sort of "toothier" feel to it. I've also found that pastels work a bit better on it too. Other than that I haven't had any weird problems to report!
(oh, and I think the cans are pretty :) )
02-23-2008, 04:43 AM
That's good to know! Thanks for your input :)
02-23-2008, 05:05 AM
I may have to look into this.
02-23-2008, 05:25 AM
I don't have a comparison as I've never used MSC, but the ZM spray goes on very well, and has a good tooth. It's deceptively translucent, so sometimes I'm a bit heavy-handed with it, but I've adapted.
It's also easier to get hold of, which is why I'm using it.
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