Meet Charlie, he’s an everyday papier mache pumpkin that volunteered, or rather was drafted for an interesting experiment.
Charlie’s new job is to test the durability of weatherproof coating on papier mache props and he started his new job today (Saturday, July 10th, 2010).
Charlie was painted with black exterior latex paint and acrylics then sealed with one coat of spar urethane.
To reduce the shine of the urethane he was also sprayed with a coat of clear flat enamel.
Charlie’s tour of duty will end on October 31st, 2010...yup, he’s staying outside until Halloween, that’s 112 days rain or shine.
Charlie will be moving to different locations around our yard during the next couple of months and I will post updates as to his progress.
Good luck Charlie, you’re a trooper!