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How do you put acrilic paint on styrafoam? Answered

When I paint acrilic on styrafoam (or any plastic for that matter) it always looks seethrough and you can see the brushstrokes.

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Mrs. Skunkbait
Mrs. Skunkbait

12 years ago

You can use Geso - an acrylic base prime used on most paintings. It will allow anything to adhere to it. If you want to make a super smooth painting on the styrofome without having to sand to much, you can layer the Geso. Doing so will give you the feel of canvas. Good luck

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mikeasaurus
mikeasaurus

12 years ago

givve your plastic surface a light sanding first to create a solid base for your primer and paint to adhere to, them use one coat of acrylic primer, followed by your acrylic paint for a few coats. Also, when painting your top coats, consider using a brush with finer hairs, this should prevent brush strokes. Good luck!

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frollard
frollard

12 years ago

spray it on? Prime the surface first (with a styrofoam and acrylic-friendly primer) to give it an even surface and colour.