hot pressed difficulties

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Decided to try hot pressed paper due to its smooth surface, which I thought would be good for a drawing/ink wash combo.  Mistake.  While it's great to draw on, it's close to impossible to build layers with ink or watercolor.  You almost have to do the entire painting in one swipe.  How do you guys do it?!  A bit of a setback for these new prints but now I know that I'm a cold pressed guy.