I'm beginning to try out creating scale effects on my plugs. I'm using rattle cans and that may be part of the problem, Not sure. I'm having trouble getting an even application of paint. The paint seems to want to cling and puddle along the mesh as opposed to being evenly distributed over the areas between the mesh. Then, how long do you let the paint dry before removing the mesh? I've always turned and thru drilled my plugs and dipped them in a 60/40 mix of hot valspar oil and linseed oil to seal the wood. Let them dry for a day or so, paint and then a final coat or two of Enviro-tex. The versitilty of using screws and carving the shape/profile of the plug has opened up a whole new world to me. After you get the plug shape you want, do you typically prime and then seal with a coat of epoxy before painting or do you prime, paint and then a final seal coat?