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  1. Static: Drylok color?

    Halloween Props
    Trying to find the Drylok color people use for a more cement look. Is is the premixed beige? I picked up the UGL grey and it is to grey/light and not the tan look I see some have achieved.
  2. Mausoleums On a Tight Budget

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    Making props in our house is a combination of two things… a love of Halloween and a budget of a church mouse. It does take a bit of patience to find the right things for free or low cost, but it’s part of Halloween for us. Our treats are finding things we can use for props and our trick is...
  3. Static: Tombstone showing foam through paint

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    Hi All, I made a tombstone for a friend of mine. I used 2 coats of Drylok and 2 coats of paint as a base before aging it. After one Halloween season, the pink foam started to show through the paint. Has this happened to anyone before? I can't find any other instances of this happening...
  4. Other: Question about what kind of sealer to use.

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    I apologize if this question has been asked before. Anyways I am making a large paper mache cauldron as well as making the heads and hands of my witches out of paper mache and I will be making another spider also out of paper mache. So how do I seal them to make them waterproof? I was thinking...
  5. Static: White stones matter

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    Well they do! Moving things around in the garage and pulled out my group of white stones. I have twice as many gray ones but the white add variety and realism to any graveyard. These are all coated with white DryLok and then stained/aged which tones them down a bit but the contrast is noticeable.
  6. Static: monster mud and drylok

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    If I mix drylok with joint compound instead of the standard latex paint, would I still need to do another layer of drylok? Application is on primed plywood. (I think I will need to add a bit of water to increase the moisture content.) I'm guessing yes but I'm hoping to save on work :) Has...
  7. Other: Help! Painting Stone for Dummies

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    I have finally finished the grueling task of carving out brick wall panels for this year's facade. I thought that that would be the hardest part, but I was wrong. I can't seem to get the paint right. I was following along with some tutorials I had seen and painted everything black and then tried...
  8. Drylok/Monster Mud Question

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    Sorry if this is something that has been discussed before. Tried searching the forums, but no joy in reaching a solid "yay" or "nay". I see a lot of people use Monster Mud to build up their props and then seal afterwards with Drylok. I'm wondering, would it work to mix latex drylok sealer...
  9. Prop Showcase: Carving Dry-Lok / Rebuilt Tombstone Popper

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    Last year was my first year doing a home haunt, and while I did get something decent put together, I didn't have time to finish carving my tombstones. I used Terra's method for construction, and used Dry-Lok for the stone effect. But I can't live with blank tombstones, so I needed a way to...
  10. Static: Help! - Drylock cracking over Monster Mud

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    My first statue, over 7 ft. tall, all mudded and dried, I started putting on drylock this morning, and it's cracking and pulling away I don't know if this is normal or not, the mud is very well dried for a couple of days now, in a 70 degree room, so I wouldn't think the cause is moisture. I've...
  11. Electrical Transformer: Tutorial

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    Electrical transformers are accents you could use in a laboratory scene or electrical room at your haunt. You can make these using some funny things around your workshop. Hey, just like a mad doctor would :p For a quick rundown of how to put this together, please check this video out...
  12. Steel I-beams: Tutorial

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    Steel I-beams are critical set pieces for an industrial/factory room in your haunt. Luckily, they are fairly simple to make using foam. Plus, they are just fun to have around the house. heheh. Here's a video of them scattered around the basement: Items Needed: (to make 6) One sheet...
  13. Broken Factory Window: Tutorial

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    Here's a fake old factory glass window (55" tall x 53" wide) that will add an industrial look to your haunt. You can easily change up the size to fit your needs. I used the basic idea from TDK421 and adapted it for a wall that has no window. Here's TDK421's awesome idea...
  14. Haunt Entrance Gate: Tutorial

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    So glad there was the time to make this just before Halloween. Was thinking if there was an impressive entrance to the haunt, it would help set the mood. Also, needed something to be obvious that this was the entrance to the garage haunt. This is a very large gate (8' x 6') so it is...
  15. Beloved Tombstone: Tutorial

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    I tried my hand at making the Beloved Tombstone by somewhat using the instructions at Haunted Webby - Alice Tombstone. I got additional ideas from Kevin at Brewster's Yard haunt at Brewster Yard Haunt: New Props. From what I can gather, the Beloved Tombstone was created by...
  16. Weeping Angel Tombstone: Tutorial

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    This is my version of the weeping angel tombstone that I combined with DaveintheGrave's peeping tombstone. For directions on how to make Dave's Peeping mechanism, please go to the following awesome, terrific, easy-to-follow thread: Project 1 - Instructor Thread You can also make this just a...
  17. Tombstone Stencil Technique: Tutorial

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    Herman Secret has a great tutorial showing how to use stickers to block out part of a stone when you are spray painting it for aging: Easy Tombstones Because I had a very large area I had to do a few different things. This technique shows how to use latex paint put on by a stencil to block...
  18. Building and Painting Tombstones: Tutorial

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    This is a two-part video series on how to make Halloween Tombstones: Following is an outline and pictures of the construction of this stone: Okay, let's start: Cut Foam: First off...ALWAYS WEAR A MASK WHEN CUTTING FOAM! The foam dust floats through the air and...
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