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« on: March 27, 2007 05:18:05 AM »

I'm not sure if this is the place for this question.

We have a collection of large flat cardboard boxes with which we intend to build a cardboard cubby-house for the children. I am wondering what would be the best kind of paint to use to decorate it? My thought at the moment is to use an undercoat of plain white acrylic housepaint, and then a top coat of poster paint. Will this be durable enough, or will the children emerge from the thing covered in flakes of paint?

Any advice welcomed.
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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2007 05:21:54 AM »

I spray painted a cardboard skyline in highschool.  I then hung it up on my wall next to my bed.  I never got paint on my sheets or me, and I slept next to it for three years, two of highschool, then one after 4 years of college, I think it is 7 or 8 years old, and it still looks like it did when I painted it.  I admit I wasnt playing in it, Just snuggling up next to it every night.
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2007 06:02:07 AM »

I think that Acrylic paint will do. But then you can mod podge over the paint, when it's dry...that is if you have enough mod podge to cover the whole box. Good luck!
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