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Hello, I have a question about spraying dolls with sealer, specifically monster high dolls.
I use MSC uv flat and it's supposed to take the shine out of any surface and is supposed to be matte when I spray my dolls but when I do spray them it ends up drying shinier than I would prefer.
Is there anyway that I could fix this, do I have to spray it a certain way do I need a different sealer? I've researched that MSC was the best for dolls. :/ I'm at a loss here.

This is a practice doll that I have been trying to do but somehow when I spray the MSC it ends up drying with this shiny gloss that I do not want at all. It's flat/matte sealer so I don't understand why it's doing this...As you see the back that I didn't spray isn't like that.

i can't start customizing my MH dolls until I find out what's wrong with my sealer so please help!

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What distance are you spraying from? What's the humidity where you are? MSC is really temperamental about humidity and you have to keep quite a way back from the object and spray if you want to avoid sticky residue.


Maybe I was too close, and it has been hot latley. If I respray this at a distance with the MSC will it take the shine off? Also it isn't sticky or flakey it's just shiny, that's the weird thing.
purple_monkfish said:

What distance are you spraying from? What's the humidity where you are? MSC is really temperamental about humidity and you have to keep quite a way back from the object and spray if you want to avoid sticky residue.

yeah Ive read that distance & humidity are a big issue with MSC. Looks like the stuff is very tricky to work with. Also there might be some types of vinyl that it just wont react well to...

Is it possible you got a defective can that has a gloss spray in it rather than a matte? I just wonder if its all cans you've used or just this one because I have never had mine look shinny unless its wet. Does it come out shinny no matter what you spray it on or is it just the vinyl head?

 I don't really know, I don't think it's defective because even though it's shiny, gloss coats are shinier. And usually when I spray the first coat it's matte but when I spray the 2nd coat that's when it gets shiny. It also gets like that no matter what I spray it on. Someone told me it was because I have the UV flat/matt version.

Abbinormal said:

Is it possible you got a defective can that has a gloss spray in it rather than a matte? I just wonder if its all cans you've used or just this one because I have never had mine look shinny unless its wet. Does it come out shinny no matter what you spray it on or is it just the vinyl head?

Huh, thats very very strange. I dont know how you would fix that, may be the climate like others have said

OoakNoob said:

 I don't really know, I don't think it's defective because even though it's shiny, gloss coats are shinier. And usually when I spray the first coat it's matte but when I spray the 2nd coat that's when it gets shiny. It also gets like that no matter what I spray it on. Someone told me it was because I have the UV flat/matt version.

Abbinormal said:

Is it possible you got a defective can that has a gloss spray in it rather than a matte? I just wonder if its all cans you've used or just this one because I have never had mine look shinny unless its wet. Does it come out shinny no matter what you spray it on or is it just the vinyl head?

I live in a high humidity area but I do have a spare bedroom I seal with MSC in.
I keep my nozzle about 1 1/2 foot from the doll, I only scoot in as I release the valve to avoid "pooling". 
You're using UV cut? You might try the kind that isn't, that's what I use (not saying that's the issue but is a differentiating factor). Good luck!

♥Ash

Thank you everyone for your help,  I figured out that it is the UV cut sealer that is the problem. I have to purchase the normal flat/matt. So for anyone else with this problem don't use UV CUT msc flat/matte sealer for Monster High dolls!

I have had nothing but problems using a spray sealer, I use a combo of matte & semi-gloss paint on sealers (depending on what areas I am sealing - lips & eyes get the semi-gloss).

which sealer brands do you use? do they leave the head shiny?gummy?

Gabby Goyle (2) said:

I have had nothing but problems using a spray sealer, I use a combo of matte & semi-gloss paint on sealers (depending on what areas I am sealing - lips & eyes get the semi-gloss).

I'll have to relook at my semi-gloss sealer (it is a decopage {?} glue) but I use Modpodge for the matte. So long as I let them dry fully (like a full day) between coats I have no problems with gumminess. However, the shine factor all depends on whether I use the semi-gloss or matte finish. The other drawback is the lack of flexibility in the head, you cannot pinch or squeeze the head after the sealer is on.

I have started experimenting with dry-brushing over a base color, so far I have not done a full face-up, but with partial face-ups (sealer only over detail areas that I have modified) it seems to be working for maintaining flexibility.

mechagirl said:

which sealer brands do you use? do they leave the head shiny?gummy?

Gabby Goyle (2) said:

I have had nothing but problems using a spray sealer, I use a combo of matte & semi-gloss paint on sealers (depending on what areas I am sealing - lips & eyes get the semi-gloss).

thanks! yeah I guess youd have to leave the head on the body to do the faceup then. :\

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