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How do I paint something but still keep it transparent? Answered

I've got one of those clear plastic balls used for making Christmas ornaments. I need to make it pink but it still needs to be see-through, like a bubble. Is there a certain sort of paint I should use or is their just a trick with regular ole acrylic paint that'll do the trick?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Best Answer 5 years ago

Glass paints, available from most hobby or craft stores.

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tonservo321
tonservo321

7 months ago

I am going to try Future floor polish, it’s a clear acrylic paint, and dye with food coloring or alcohol ink.

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Big Projects
Big Projects

5 years ago

Try with some glass paint from hobby lobby or stores like that. they should have stuff that you need

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kelseymh
kelseymh

5 years ago

http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=transparent+paint

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rickharris
rickharris

5 years ago

You could try ordinary food coloring with a little washing liquid t make it wet the surface, swill it round the inside and pour out the excess, allow to dry.

Very very well diluted acrylic is almost transparent.

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Raitis
Raitis

5 years ago

There are colored clear coats, but they are hard to find. Not sure if that won't react with the plastic though.

Or something like Pebeo Vitrail/Vitrea or any other clear glass paints.

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Josehf Murchison
Josehf Murchison

5 years ago

You can also mix clear coat and the color you want to get what you want.

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Downunder35m
Downunder35m

5 years ago

For that usually the plastic itself is filled with a transparent color.
You can get translucent paint, just like clear coat but it is hard to find as usually you do want proper coverage with no see through.
There are also special paints for glass, a lot of them are translucent, maybe checking with a local crafts or hobby shop might help to give more insight...