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Questions tagged [paint]

A liquid substance spread over a surface to apply color. Use for general questions about paint, or when trying to select an appropriate paint for a project. For the process of applying paint, the "painting" tag instead.

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How to get spray paint off of concrete, wood, and metal

I was working in my basement studio and a piece of acrylic punctured a red Krylon outdoor paint spray can which exploded onto the unfinished concrete floor, concrete walls, metal cabinets, and wooden ...
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Which paint and glue to use for a golden walnut?

My goal is to craft a "golden" walnut by painting two empty shell halves and then glue them together. So, my requirements on the paint are: color will be golden if this matters should not smear off ...
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Are spray paints effective on laptops?

My younger brother spoiled my laptop with pens. On removing the stains I got marks on the surface of the laptop which make it look dirty. Are spray paints effective for painting laptops or is there ...
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How to remove spray paint smell from electronic device? [duplicate]

I recently painted an electronic device with spray paint. I want to remove the smell. I cannot soak/wet my electronic device. Using liquid type solution may short-circuit my electronic device. How ...
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How to make black paint marks over another colour

I'm wondering if anyone knows how I would make the black paint marks on the side of this sign as shown in the photo. I cant seem to make them identical to the photo. I have tried using a foam ...
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Stainless steel spray coating

I'm using spray gun with automatic reciprocator system to coloring stainless steel sheet with some translucent lacquer. However, I found the color is unevenly sprayed and can't figure why is it uneven....
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What is the best mix to make chalk paint at home?

I have a table to distress for which I need chalk paint in bulk. What would be the best and cheapest way of making this at home in large amounts?
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Pirate sword painting

So, I've thought of using glue to stick pieces of cardboard together into a sword and then putting aluminum foil on it and painting it to look like it has rusted. Turns out, for paint to stick to ...
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Plastic paint on laptop

I have this black touchpad with a red paint around it, how can I make this black? Does some vinyl exist? Paint? I tried to find some touchpad skins that matched the rest of the laptop, but i couldn't ...
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What kind of paint marker will work for flexible vinyl?

I'm making a mini cape out of flexible vinyl, like the kind used for window clings. I need to leave light blue, permanent marks on the vinyl that won't peel or flake as the cape is flexed. I'd really ...
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Casein Paint Shelf Life

I've been told that casein paints are great to use but that they will spoil over time, unlike acrylics and oils. How long will casein paints last in the tube? Is there any way to extend their shelf ...
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Murals in the classroom

I was recently commissioned by two of my 11th grade teachers to paint them wall murals in their plain classrooms. One is not very specific with what they want, and the other is overly specific. The ...
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Hand painting with spray paint?

Is it possible to take spray paint, spray it in a cup, and use it to hand paint with? I have a bottle of it, but no other paint and I want this hue. Just wondering if I can use this temporarily.
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Adding a custom paint job to an umbrella

A friend of mine is celebrating her birthday next week, and since she is kind of an art person, and I love giving hand made gifts, I decided to add some color to a white, plain umbrella. I have ...
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Intentionally letting watercolor paints dry before using them?

My wife uses Van Gogh watercolor paints in what I think is a really strange way. She squeezes some paint from the tube, lets it dry on the palette for 48 hours, and then uses a wet brush to paint with ...
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How to remove Corona bottle printing? [duplicate]

I'm planning to use recycled Corona bottles to pack some juice I'm producing, but to put my own logo on these bottles, I want to remove the original printed brand. In my city, and even in my whole ...
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Exhibition preparation - What is an artist biography for someone in the early stage? [closed]

I have done few exhibitions few years ago, then I stopped and stayed away from the art scene for a while. I have new work that I would like to submit to galleries but they are asking for an artist ...
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image transferred onto black fabric?

I want to attach some flag patches to my backpack but I don't want to sew or embroider them to the backpack. I saw some video about image transferred to fabric using techniques like mod podge transfer ...
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What kind of paint best adheres to doll/barbie bodies?

Does anyone have experience with full-body repaints for plastic dolls? I'm working on a repaint/restyle and I need to paint the doll's entire body. I'm creating a fantasy creature but acrylic paint ...
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Should I consider lightfastness scale while choosing artist grade watercolor?

I just started to use watercolor and got a set of 6 Schmincke Horadam watercolors. I decided to get some more and looking at a color table I found out that colors have a lightfastness categorization. ...
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How can I eliminate spray paint odor?

A week or two ago, I repainted a mirror (about 2.5ftx3ft) with some less-than-stellar quality spray paint. The paint's smell is still hanging around, and I'd really like to get rid of it. What can I ...
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Repaint eyes of a stuffed animal

I have an old stuffed animal, that's eyes are quite rubbed off. What kind of paint is suited to repaint them and won't wear off fast? I guess acrylic paint or a black marker are not ideal... do you ...
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Sports fan: Need economical ideas for alphabet t-shirts

We are seven friends planning to watch a sports game, and we are trying to get seven t-shirts that has the letters F E D E R E R. Buying them online seems expensive, and where it's cheaper you need to ...
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What type of paint to repair my wooden veneer?

I have a cool Ethan Allen wooden entertainment center. A few weeks ago my kids knocked something large and heavy into the front drawer leaving a divot and a loss of veneer for about 2 square inches (...
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Is pigment necessary to obtain white milk paint?

I wanted to do some homemade white milk paint. I followed the instructions given by this website. I may have been very naive but I thought to myself that since I only needed a "whitewash" version of ...
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Pony hair vs synthetic hair painting brushes

Which one out of "pony hair" and "synthetic hair" painting brushes should be used for water colour paintings and cloth painting? Is one in any case superior than the other in terms of quality? Which ...
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Why do artists use pigments instead of dyes in paintings?

Is there a reason why many famous paintings and artists use pigments instead of dyes as colorants? Some pigments are quite expensive and I am not sure why artists chose them over dyes, which are ...
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What range of wall color options would be generally considered aesthetically viable for a room with colored light bulbs? [closed]

I have recently installed LIFX colored light bulbs in my room. However, my wall is currently painted a fairly saturated blue, against which some of the bulb colors strike me at least initially as ...
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How to remove water-based paint?

We were painting a lantern, when someone spilled dark paint over a yellow part. The process for creating is the following: You stretch the cloth over a wooden frame. (ca 2.5m x 2.5m/ 8foot by 8 foot)...
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How to paint paper mache rose

So I created this paper mache rose. As you can see, it's not very large. As you also can see, it still has the colour of newspaper. Now, roses in newspaper colour aren't very pretty, so I'd like to ...
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Can you recognize the exact color bottles? [closed]

Years ago I did a work, it was possible thanks to the colors, I retried to achieve the same effect but did not worked so far. I have only this low-resolution photo. And I don't remember the colors. ...
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Clear paint to change color of diffused acrylic sheet?

I'm working on a costume that will require some accent lighting. I plan to accomplish this with a few small circuits to power white LEDs behind some diffused acrylic cutouts, so that the cutouts will ...
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Varnish with flash point over 40 °C — safe on painted mugs when heated?

I've painted regular white mugs and want to varnish them too. But my varnish has the following specs: Gloss varnish based on alkyd resin. Flash point: Above 40 degrees Celsius. Is it safe to ...
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Heat resistant paints for metal smoking pipe

I want to paint a small metal smoking pipe. All of the paint I can find that's "high heat" / heat resistant says it can go up to 1200F, but apparently a regular bic lighter can get up to 3500F! Is ...
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Paint for kids' skin: what is suitable?

What sorts of paint are suitable to apply to kids' faces and hands, for events such as carnival or just for classroom use to play games - obviously non-toxic stuff?
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Is there anything wrong with mixing incompatible paints?

I randomly stumbled upon this video https://youtu.be/TuEBKV6T5aU?t=31s Where a user modded his Nintendo 64 and gave it a "custom paint job." He mentions that he used 2 types of paint that were NOT ...
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How to add paint to the bottom and stain/varnish to the top of a wood project?

I have a small wood pencil holder that I want to paint on the bottom with blue and then stain and varnish the top. My question is how do I go about the varnish? Can I varnish over the paint or do ...
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What kind of paints should I use to color / paint on bright wood material?

I bought a very small chest for holding small desk items, the chest itself being small enough to stand on a desk. It is raw, unfinished wood, though it has been sanded smooth. I'm not sure what sort ...
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How can I remove paint from glass bottles w/o paint thinner?

I've got a couple of glass Saratoga bottles, like the one pictured below. I'd like to remove the paint from them, but I don't want to use paint thinners or similar solvents. What household tools can ...
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How to avoid / deal with rough edges after painting plywood?

I want to make a plywood owl lamp similar to this one. After sawing the pieces and polishing them, I tried painting them using watercolours. The colour looks good, but the wood has become rough on the ...
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App anime caracters [closed]

I have a question For example i'm a begginer java programmer And i want to built an game in android How i can get a anime caracters thats drawing for just my special ,thats mean new anime caracters ...
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What do you call “negative” paint?

Many months ago, I came across an art medium used by painters. I cannot remember the exact term for this medium. It is white, but is transparent once used, I believe... having the consistency and ...
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Thermochromic material for low temperature?

Is there any kind of thermochromic material and/or paint that is capable of changing its color in the range from 4-8°C (39-46°F)? I'm trying to paint a glass bottle and want a visual aid for its ...
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What can I use to quickly color already-folded origami?

A friend of mine gifted me a paper crane out of regular printer paper, and I'd like to spruce it up if I can do so, without having to just scribble at it with a marker for hours on end. In short, I'...
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How much acrylic paint do I need to fill a 2x2 meter canvas?

It's my first time painting a large canvas. I want to buy Golden paints but I am not sure how much to get, with some room for experimentation too.
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What type of paint works well on plaster?

So, the color of my dyed plaster died. After I finish up the details and smoothing of this piece, I'd like to restore the color with some paint. What type of paint will work well for this? I need ...
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What paint to use for outdoor plastic chairs?

I would like to paint my (garden) plastic chairs with nice designs. These are very standard chairs like this one: I don't know their exact composition but a google search make me thinking that this ...
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What paints can I use on glass? [duplicate]

On this website, they propose some "bottle-lamps", e.g. this one: I like the idea and would like to reproduce something similar. I think the product can be improved by painting the bottle. So here'...
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What is an easy way to waterproof large pieces of cardboard?

I am building sets and props for an outdoor performance. We must use recycled materials as much as possible, and will thus use cardboard a lot since it is readily available. We plan on painting or ...
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What paints could I use on nylon fabric?

What are good paints for painting on (thin) nylon fabrics? The goal is to paint an umbrella so there are some additional constraints. The paint should: be waterproof. keep the flexibility of ...