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I think what you are looking for is called a masking fluid. It is sometimes also called liquid frisket. Masking fluid can be treated like paint which wherever it is applied will protect what is underneath. A feature of most masking fluids is that they are removable once dry. Some masking fluids are strongly hydrophobic (water repellent), and water will ...


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Many people do this, it is common practice among watercolorists. Watercolor paints can be used in their wet form via a tube or they can be used as a dried over consistency. It has nothing to do with the paint being cheap or kiddie as another commenter said. It’s just preference to which consistency you prefer. I prefer to have the watercolor dried out as it ...


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It sounds like your wife learned to paint with watercolor paints in pans, and/or learned from someone who only really knew of these types of paints: These are in a sense the ancestors of the kiddie watercolors you may have struggled with as a child, and thus you might think that they're lower quality than tube paints, but that's not actually the case: they'...


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A very simple approach are Window Colour types of paint (example). They basically produce removable decals. You can either work directly on the glass or - if bottle design and pattern permit - work comfortably on a flat surface, then transfer it to the bottle. (Or combine both and connect pre-made parts on the bottle with fresh paint.) Lines / contours ...


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It would be helpful to know the order of magnitude of your volumes. I paint miniatures and so milliliters are often enough. In this case my paints are in dropper bottles and I count the droplets I add to the mix. For bigger volumes I would use a transparent bottle and make a level mark for each colour I add. So next time the marks could be reused in the ...


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The reason for the smell is because of the VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) content in paint. The best way to avoid breathing in paint fumes is to not have them to begin with. Most indoor and outdoor paints contain volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. These compounds are ingredients in the paint and are responsible for the odors emitted as the paint dries....


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Spray paint, by design is in a pressurized container, to belabor the obvious. When used, the material is converted to an aerosol by the pressure, which then travels some distance at a good speed. If you are attempting to spray it in a cup, a good portion of that force will result in back-spray, pushing the paint out of the cup. This is undesirable. A ...


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Mod Podge takes a very long time to cure; around four weeks, depending on humidity and coat thickness. To properly use Mod Podge, you need to apply multiple thin layers (not thick ones), allowing them to dry completely between each coat. According to Meaningful Mama, If you don’t let [the Mod Podge] dry completely between coats, your project can end up ...


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What you need is exterior masonry paint. Which specific kind of exterior masonry paint may depend on what sort of stone you're using. This page from a decorating advice site tells you which kind of paint to use in which context. It's written from the point of view of painting walls of a building, but some of it may still be useful to you. In particular, ...


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You can buy non-toxic "face paints" or "body paints" specifically made for this purpose. Product Search: Face Paint You can also make them yourself. Face paints (typically) are not a "type of paint" per se, but a mixture of food coloring or other non-toxic dye mixed with a base material to give it opacity. A lot of costume makers, face and body painters ...


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Usually you can't, as the packaging generally doesn't show this information. What you can do, is test the watercolour out in the store, which is often possible (if no direct means are given, you can ask an employee), look up some reviews and see if they refer to the staining properties, or look up or into the brand's colour charts: Some brands or ranges ...


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If the material is metal, one can use a wrinkle finish powdercoat to accomplish this result. It's not quite exactly the same texture, but wrinkle finish powdercoat may qualify in that it's random and irregular. Using search terms "texture powder coat" provides a number of similar finishes, including hammertone and silver vein, the latter shown below: If ...


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No, spray paints can get into the cooling system through the vents, blocking air flow and gumming up moving parts. Some spray paints may even conduct electricity after drying which can short out (seriously damage/destroy) your laptop's electrical components. The only "safe" way to use spray paint on any electrical device is to unplug (remove battery) and ...


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My experience is with the commercial brands (my wife uses and sells them). The two main advantages that I see are: that they allow a very smooth finish with a brush. If you were to paint furniture with latex paint, you'd get a lot more brush strokes than with chalk paint. it's easy to do the shabby chic thing (distressing, ageing, etc) with chalk paint. ...


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While more historical artists likely didn't understand the chemical processes behind the behaviors of the two options, the biggest reason is permanence. Dyes are organic substances that are either soluble in their medium or in their application. This means the structure of it breaks down as part of the application. The structural breakdown, coupled with the ...


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Yes, pigment is necessary. The milk solution creates the binder for the pigment, which is basically the mechanism to deliver the pigment to the support/surface, but it is then intended to mostly evaporate during the drying phase, leaving the pigment behind. What you're seeing now is, basically, an almost transparent darkening of the wood surface which is the ...


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Probably the best thing is the acrylic paint uses for plastic models followed by a couple of coats of gloss acrylic varnish. This will be pretty durable and should give a good result. They paint system sold by Games Workshop is pretty good quality. You will want to thoroughly clean the surface before applying the paint alcohol is probably the best thing ...


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Forget turpentine and rubbing alcohol. Whatever you do, you will have to refinish some of the surfaces. For everything other than the concrete you should be ok with acetone. Use steel wool soaked in acetone to break the gloss of the solid areas of paint (being careful not to scratch the metal and to go with the grain of the wood) and then lots of acetone ...


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I have a plastic chair in my workshop. It is spattered with acrylic paint which is very hard to remove. I suggest you use good quality exterior grade acrylic paints. I have painted concrete ornaments with student grade acrylics and then sprayed them with automobile gel coat. It protects the paint and gives a shiny surface.


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Most of the sites I've found on the internet recommend Deco Art for buying glass-staining paint. They sell specialised paint for use on glass, both transparent and pearlescent, as well as an opaque variety to use for leading. Unfortunately their website (or at least the page I linked to, listing their products) doesn't give a great deal of detail on what ...


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When I did my faux stained glass window (see below) I used hot glue to do the "lead" outline. It worked really well on glass because although it sticks very well, if I made a mistake I could remove it with a little effort. (And it was easy to remove the little strings of glue you always get when using a glue gun by just pulling them off.) Next, I painted ...


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Waterproof paint for the flat parts, tape for the edges. Any kind of spreadable waterproof fluid will do for the large faces of the cardboard sheets. Paint or glue could both work, but paint is probably more cost-effective. There are many types of waterproof paint (acrylic, enamel, anything listed as exterior-grade). The edges will be harder to deal with ...


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When using a water based paint, you will for certain cause the grain to raise and funny things that look like tear-out on the edges. To avoid this, before painting, I sand, then intentionally raise the grain with water, i.e. I paint it with water. Then I sand again to remove the raised grain and the tear-out. Finally I paint it with pigmented paint - in ...


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Not sure if you want to hear this but this is better handled before finishing as supposed to mitigating after the fact. Either way I think you need to sand the roughness out you have first then do something to prepare the edges for finishing. In your case finishing would be painting. Preparing Plywood Edges Plywood surfaces are usually finish ready. That is ...


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After looking into a few options that you might have already seen I think this will be a safety concern for yourself that you should best avoid. I am not insinuating what you do with the pipe but this discussion has come up before on a few forums about pipe smoking. Grasscity - Opinion on spray painting metal pipe Drug Forum - Paint/Color a Metal One-...


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It depends on the synthetic brush that is available. Generally speaking, pony hair brushes are often used in schools since they are inexpensive, yet strong and soft. However, they do not retain the shape of the brush well when wet. Synthetic brushes on the other hand can be both well suited and terrible for painting with watercolors depending on the quality (...


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That's an imaginative gift! The silk screen industry has been applying paint to fabric (umbrellas included) for some time. You might be able to by a small amount from a local shop. The inks (paints) used are reducible to some degree and may be your answer, as they are both flexible and impervious to water. Your timeline is problematic though, as it does ...


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I think it's hard to judge the real difference between the paintings your nephew made and the example of the goal he has in mind: the first are taken in what seems a yellowish light, while the second is colour corrected (at least, it seems to have a proper white balance set) and taken in bright light. Assuming both the eyes of the giraffe and the fur on the ...


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I don't have specific experience painting nylon fabric, but as a starting place for you, Dharma Trading Company has a tutorial for painting and/or dying silk that may apply to your project. They sell several lines of fabric paints and dyes. Dick Blick has silk/fabric paints and dyes. There are videos on YouTube for painting fabrics. Go to the manufacturer's ...


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