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I've made the mistake of watching some bloke on YouTube make a textured battle map and thought I could do it too.

I bought a 6x4 drop sheet and covered it in caulk, then I sprayed it with watered down PVA and covered it in sand.

So far the sand has stuck, but bits are flaking off so I don't know if it will hold on the long run.





Does anyone have any tips on what I could do to try and improve it or stop the sand coming off? I probably put too many layers on. I may try covering any white patches with a mix of caulk and sand.

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Spray it with watered down PVA again, it'll soak in between the sand and stick it down better.
   
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 Raffles wrote:
I've made the mistake of watching some bloke on YouTube make a textured battle map and thought I could do it too.

I bought a 6x4 drop sheet and covered it in caulk, then I sprayed it with watered down PVA and covered it in sand.

So far the sand has stuck, but bits are flaking off so I don't know if it will hold on the long run.





Does anyone have any tips on what I could do to try and improve it or stop the sand coming off? I probably put too many layers on. I may try covering any white patches with a mix of caulk and sand.


Did you use painters caulk (the cheapest one) or a semi flexible caulk. I’m not familiar with non North American brands but for example DAP Alex is an acrylic painters caulk and DAP Dynaflex is a flexible. A non flexible caulk would probably be more prone to flaking but I can’t be sure as obviously this is an off label application.

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