Material Compatibility Chart For Rosco Flamex

The following chart is a guideline for selecting the proper Rosco Flamex product to use with your projects. Since there is tremendous variation in the manufacturing of this diverse list of materials, it is imperative that you perform tests on sample pieces before proceeding to treat large amounts of scenic or props materials. This chart is not a guarantee of effectiveness or chemical compatibility.

MATERIAL NF SF DF PC WD PA NOTES
Acoustical Board       X X    
Acrylic Fabric   X          
Bobbinette X X         Bobbinette comes in synthetic or cotton.
Brown cardboard       X      
Burlap         X    
Canvas X            
Cellulosic Board       X X    
Cellulosic Material       X X    
Cheesecloth X            
Chiffon     X        
China Silk     X        
Commando X            
Corrugated Cardboard       X      
Corrugated Paper       X      
Cotton X            
Cotton Lining X            
Cotton Velour X            
Craft Paper       X      
Duvetyne X            
Erosion Cloth         X    
Felt X X         Felts are available in wool or synthetic blends.
FoamCore™       X     Only paper wrap can be treated. Core of material cannot be treated by Flamex.
Gator Board™       X     Only paper wrap can be treated. Core of material cannot be treated by Flamex.
Gauze X            
Gesso Canvas X           Treat the back of the canvas where the fibers are still exposed.
Hardwood         X   Wood treated with Flamex WD may be painted or stained after treatment.
Hay         X   Hay bales must be treated by immersion to insure adequate penetration into the interior of the bale.
Homosote         X   May darken or discolor after treatment.
House Paint           X  
Jute         X    
Latex Paint           X Flamex PA will work with most water based, latex or vinyl acrylic paints. TEST before using. Do not use with metallic pigments.
Leather         X    
Leno Filled Scrim X            
Linen X            
Luan         X   Wood treated with Flamex WD may be painted or stained after treatment.
Lycra   X X       Difficult to treat effectively. Test sample for results.
Masonite™         X   Tempered Masonite™ may not easily absorb sufficient amount of Flamex WD. Treat and test a sample piece.
Matte Board       X      
MDF         X   MDF may not easily absorb sufficient amount of Flamex WD. Treat and test a sample piece.
Muslin X            
Newsprint       X     As the paper dries, some wrinkling may occur.
Nylon   X          
Paper       X     As the paper dries, some wrinkling may occur.
Parachute cloth   X         Material must NOT have waterproof coating.
Particle Board         X    
Pine         X    
Plywood         X    
Poly/Cotton   X          
Polycotton Lining   X          
Polyester   X          
Poplin   X          
Rayon X   X       Use DF if maintaining the hand of the material is crucial.
RipStop Nylon   X         Material must NOT have waterproof coating.
Rosco Fluorescent Paint           X  
Rosco Iddings Paint           X  
Rosco Off Broadway Paint           X Do not us Flamex PA in metalic paints like Gold, Silver, Bronze or Copper.
Rosco Supersaturated Paint           X  
Satin   X          
Scenery Netting   X         Traditionally synthetic but occasionally cotton.
Scenic Paint           X  
Sharkstoth Scrim X            
Silk X            
Silk Organza     X        
Silk Taffeta     X        
Spandex   X         Sometimes inherently FR.
Synthetic Fabrics   X          
Synthetic Silk   X          
Synthetic Taffeta X            
Velour X X         Velours are available in synthetic or natural fiber.
Velvet X X         Velvets are available in synthetic or natural fiber.
Wood (raw, untreated)         X   Wood treated with Flamex WD may be painted or stained after treatment.
Wool X