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What kind of props or projects is monster mud best used for?
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Maybe adding sand to the monster mud to give it a stone texture?????
Here's an idea that kills two birds with one stone (heh...) anyways, if you are going to put it outside then you need to waterproof it. For example, after I coated my Beloved with the MM, I put three coats of Drylok (gray) over that. Drylok has the sand already in it and I had Beloved out in the Kansas elements for a solid month and no damage. Plus, with every coat of Drylok I put on, the more it took the stone-like features of the MM and made it more authentic.

Here is how she looks after the MM:



This shows the progression of the three coats of Drylok:



After the painting details:

 

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Thanks so much everyone :eek: I just get so excited when I see people talking about MM projects. There is so much potential and people are just starting to figure out neat ways how to use it. I had just ran across an idea to use it to texture walls!

In regards to why use paint at all in the MM mix....good question.. I was thinking it adds some kind of binder element to the drywall compound but I really don't know why it works. So I did a bit of investigating and discovered the MM was originally used for set designers. It can make textures on walls (make it look like stone) and the like. The problem with using plain drywall compound for them is when they move sets around it flakes off when it's flexed or moved around a lot. So, paint is added so the latex in the paint helps to bind the drywall compound so it can flex.

Hope that helps. :)
 
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