Why Vodka, What About Rum?

Decorating By sweetmonkeycheese Updated 17 Apr 2011 , 4:05am by KarenOR

sweetmonkeycheese Posted 17 Apr 2011 , 3:22am
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when ppl paint and what not I always see them say use vodka, what about a clear rum?

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kathie-d Posted 17 Apr 2011 , 3:40am
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When vodka dries there is no alcohol flavour left, where with others there is.

KarenOR Posted 17 Apr 2011 , 3:41am
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I used RUm on my Sesame cake. Of course, it was the figurines, but it didn't really smell like Rum and it was some high proof stuff.

cakesrock Posted 17 Apr 2011 , 3:45am
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I prefer to use clear vanilla extract. It's cheaper and smells better. You can also use lemon extract, but I found it took longer to dry.

RosemaryGalpin Posted 17 Apr 2011 , 4:04am
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Based on personal experience, rum is not the best choice for painting. You want an alcohol that evaporates quickly for drying. Vodka does a good job while rum takes much longer. I prefer Everclear. I'm not sure if it is available nationwide but it is by far the best I have found for it's fast drying properties. Could be the fact that it's 90 proof LOL! icon_biggrin.gif

KarenOR Posted 17 Apr 2011 , 4:05am
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A really strong rum works. Mine was almost instantly. And I saved my friends from the bad hangovers.

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