If all you're trying to do is seal the plate for inking, what about
spraying with fixative? Or even hairspray (the dollar-store kind)?
I'm surprised latex house paint wouldn't dry in time. I know when I
paint my walls here in Tucson, they are dry to touch in that amount of
time. You're not in Kansas anymore; doesn't Alby's arid climate dry the
paint in your time frame? Someday I'll have to get over to Alby and
take one of your workshops. I was in Santa Fe for a few days the week
before Thanksgiving and fell in love with it all over again.
Unfortunately, it's a very expensive crush....
Woody Duncan wrote:
> I do a collograph printmaking workshop that requires
> painting the printing plate (and then drying time)
> prior to inking and printing. Normally I use some
> cheap white house paint. But for workshops it would
> be great if I could coat the plates with something
> that would dry completely in a very short time. By
> that I mean 20 - 30 minutes. Does anyone know what
> I could use (just for workshops).