Coconut Questions and Feedback
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Author:  paulrace [ Thu May 29, 2014 9:35 am ]
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Pete Oehman, owner of has spent many hours and dollars trying to figure out exactly how the Japanese made the fuzzy, but shiny coating used on many pre-war cardboard putz houses. As a traditional printer, he also excells at color matching. So if you have a house that you need a specific color for, Pete's your guy.

There is more information about Pete's Coconut at this link: ... conut.html

But if you have feedback you'd like to share with other members, this is a good place for it.

Author:  paulrace [ Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:20 pm ]
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For a great example of Pete's coco on a project, check out the walls of this great house Lynn built:


Author:  Tom Hull [ Mon Dec 22, 2014 7:09 pm ]
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I'm surprised - almost shocked no one has written here about Pete's coconut. So let me illustrate some of the houses I have successfully used it on. All of these houses I determined the base color FIRST thing. Very often it surprises me as it often doesn't resemble the finished house but the colors were DESIGNED to accentuate the coconut. So have selected some that show that off.

1. Small Lavender House. Notice the sort of pre aged looking coconut that I put on the roof. I used a craft product called Mod Podge which dries matte and painted over the roof. The idea was to get some flakes down on the side of the roof. There was some sort of coconut on the dark part of the roof but couldn't determine what it was so used this expedient. I think it is an interesting effect.

2. A tour-de-force of Pete's wonderful Coconut. If it weren't for that I would never have bought this little bugger as it was impossibly deteriorated Notice the pink and Red roof (original colors) and the base in a very dark purple had a medium lavender paint job which I replicated. All of these coconut applications were done over wet paint. On the green especially the paint would dry out too quickly and began to add a touch of water to the paint. One of the great things about the coconut is if you don't get a good application and have bare patches you can touch up the bare patches with paint and go at it again till you get a consistent job.

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Author:  paulrace [ Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:31 pm ]
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Thanks for posting those photos, also your "rescue" photos that use Pete's coconut. They show just how much difference a good product like this can make. - Paul

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