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whats the best way to paint over paper mache? Answered

finishing off a balloon, newspaper, and plaster pinata. there's no way I can get the frilly paper in time, but I have a decent amount of acrylic paints and other art supplies. what method would make my monster the greenest of them all?

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J@50n (author)2009-06-30

buy some normal paints...if they dont stick add some dish soap it will work like a charm!

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mikeasaurus (author)2009-06-23

You'll need nothing more than regular latex paint. Paper is porous and will accept latex no problem. Consider doing a second or third coat to ensure even coverage and a nice solid colour. Say 'hi' to your monster for me when it's complete!

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rubberbands (author)mikeasaurus2009-06-26

thanks. roberto winks back.

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theRIAA (author)2009-06-23

sand it smooth and sand lightly in between coats

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Emsaid (author)2009-06-22

I would go with some latex paint...

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