The Life of Charlie

July 11th, 2010

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!


Posted by scottastoll on July 11th, 2010 | Filed in RAMBLINGS | 3 Comments »

3 Responses to “The Life of Charlie”

  1. July 11th, 2010 at 8:21 am

    Dave the dead said:

    hang in there Charlie! You can do it!
    go Charlie, go!

  2. July 12th, 2010 at 11:06 am

    Tina said:

    Bless your heart Charlie. I wish you well but fear you’ll be a bit mishapen when your torture is completed.

  3. July 28th, 2010 at 12:05 am

    Dollar Tree supplies - Halloween Forum said:

    […] coat type sealant should work. Spray or brush on, doesn't matter. For those interested, Scott over at Stolloween is testing the weatherproof-ness of Charlie, one of his paper mache pumpki…. He's staying out from now until Halloween, wind, rain or shine to see how he fares. […]

Please leave a Comment