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Lightweight (usually white) expanded foam packing material used to protect delicate objects.
A thick, water-based paint used for painting interior walls in houses.
Strong, white glue sold in builder's merchants or craft shops. Dries clear, is very strong and is waterproof. Children's white glue is not as strong and is not recommended.
Decorator's aid used to fill cracks and gaps in walls inside houses. It usually comes in powder form to be mixed with water, but sometimes is ready mixed.
Strong, wide non-shiny tape.
Tough varnish suitable for indoor use. Slow drying.
Clear food wrap.
Small pricking tool.
Base coat that contains gypsum (plaster).
Instant papier mache (sold in powder form to which you add water).
Sealer used to make objects very hard. Fast drying and water based. Originally only available in Holland but now available in the UK and elsewhere.
Hydro-Stone is a gypsum cement, which when mixed with other ingredients gives a good strength and resistence to wear.
Silicone adhesive/sealants are used to fill gaps such as around a bath or sink. They remain flexible when dry and bond to most surfaces.
Linseed oil is derived from flax and is a major ingredient in a lot of oil paints and varnishes. Raw linseed oil dries very slowly, unlike boiled linseed oil which is simply raw oil with chemical accelerators, called "driers" added. Because boiled linseed oil has a faster drying time, people generally prefer to use this.
Economical (often coloured) paper suitable for use with paints, crayons, pastels etc.
Fast drying, clear sealer.
A soft, pliable, synthetic, clay-like material. Often used by children and in schools. Non-hardening.
Low Density Polyethylene. A high cushioning packaging foam used to protect fragile items such as TVs and computers.
Composite materials are materials made from two or more individual materials with vastly different physical or chemical properties.
A thick, paper-like material made from the papyrus plant.