Masking liquid for windows (or liquid masking fluid) is a liquid that can be poured onto windows and easily wiped off without leaving any residue.
Most people buy this liquid to paint windows for scrapbooking purposes. Since the glassware has small corner parts, people need something that wouldn’t drip down or anything like that; also, it couldn’t damage the surface (the photo paper).
This liquid silenced both problems perfectly! You simply put some on a paper towel or something like that and wipe it on very quickly before it dries up too much – voila! It’s good as new. The only thing you have to do now is to wait for about 5 minutes before putting the photo paper in.
The liquid is really clear, and it’s a shame that you can’t see through windows in real life when they are covered with this stuff! It looks kind of mystical; however, it won’t help you much if your imagination lacks.
One spoonful of liquid is enough to cover one window (approx. 20×20 cm), so basically, the bottle will be good for eight pieces of scrapbooking paper. Of course, if you don’t use any other materials than glass, then one bottle will last you quite long – it depends on how many windows and doors you have to paint!
So, what must we do next? That’s right: go and paint some windows!
A good number of experts recommend you to use the biggest brush you can get, but if there aren’t any details on your window (let’s say it is made of one big glass pane), then even a small bristle-brush will do. Depending on how detailed your picture will be, you can make some parts with masking fluid and others without; for example, and people paint the door only on the photo paper while the windows were covered by masking fluid – just easier.
When painting, remember that if you don’t wipe off immediately after applying a new layer, then this layer won’t blend nicely with the previous one, and it might ruin all your hard work! If needed, go back and erase some parts with a cotton swab dipped in alcohol or some other solvent.
TIP: if you have a piece of scrapbooking paper on the window, don’t worry if it gets covered by masking fluid as well – just do your best to remove it carefully with an eraser before applying the photo paper! Remember not to press too hard, or you might ruin your beautiful picture.
Most people start painting this way since they don’t want to risk anything and see what happened. But in the end, it turned out fine, so they can recommend this method even for beginners who are scared of making mistakes
If you choose to use only masking liquid, then there won’t be any problems caused by paint dripping down because that would happen when using tape or another kind of adhesive sticker. However, experts strongly recommend you use masking tape instead, especially if you want to take a picture with several different colors.
The tape will save your precious painting time by covering all the little corners, which is not possible with liquid. It doesn’t matter whether they are big or small! The main reason for using this kind of adhesive is that it leaves no residue on the glass when you remove it. After taking off the piece of masking tape, the window will look like nothing had happened – good as new!