[Song of Fork and Heroes]
Agyptian Gaming Mat

I applied a base/sealing coat, by painting the mat with a mixture of PVA, paint and flow improver (washing liquid) to seal in the sand and provide a base coat at the same time. This is always relative time consuming, as you need to stipple the surface to get the paint into all the nooks and crannies, even with the flow improver. I could make the mixture thinner for it to flow more easily, but then I would need a second coat for color coverage.