The first layer is hell...lol..it will soak up a ton. I almost thought a gallon wouldn't be enough but the subsequent layers go on smoother and use a lot less to cover. I only tinted my last layer with some brown acrylic craft (paste) paint and it gave it enough tint to apply an easy base coat. As long as you have the entire suit covered in latex you can paint it regardless of the transparency it will just take a little more time. The latex dry's pretty damn fast in the house. Actually drys off your hands in 1 minute..lol. Cold yeah it will dry slower and never have it in freezing temps or the latex goes to shizz.This huntorial is awesome. I got so inspired that I'm doing my suit this way. The only questions I have are: Was the first layer difficult to apply? I almost used an entire half gallon of liquid latex because of how the material soaks up the latex? Were the additonal layers easy to apply past the first? And how long does liquid latex take to dry? It's a little cold in my garage, so it seems to be taking longer to dry. But I have the first layer drying right now. I forgot to tint the first layer, so the next one will get a darker tan color.
I greatly appreciate you putting up the pics and stuff. Good topic.