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« on: October 11, 2007 02:36:22 PM »

I got some blank burner covers at the dollar store the other day so that I can paint them. What's the best way to do this? I tried using acrylic paint, but that didn't look so good, and I'm thinking of trying spray paint, but I was wondering if anyone has done this before. I'm hoping to put some sort of pinup girl on after I paint the base coat... but I'm not sure the best way to do that either. I'm not much of an artist... but I'm good on the computer with graphics and such. any ideas? Maybe a sticker... will that work okay?
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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2007 04:42:38 PM »

What was wrong with the acrylic paint job?  Did it crackle, or eat into the original color?  If you could be specific, someone might be able to solve the problem. Wink

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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2007 05:00:40 PM »

I just didn't like the way it seemed streaky... I want an even coat and the acrylic wasn't working that way.
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2007 08:53:42 AM »

Acrylic will work, but you need to base coat them first so it has a better surface to stick to, then seal it.

You could spray paint them & then decoupage a picture onto them, then seal it.

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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2007 08:49:48 AM »

Be sure to rough it up a little - a very fine grit sandpaper will work.

You just need to have a surface for the paint to adhere to.

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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2007 06:05:54 AM »

Ditto on the sandpaper. Works everything - the paint needs something to stick to.  Maybe you could try spray paint - its cheap and when it dries it leaves a very even coat.  We've used spray paint on a number of our projects and ended up looking very professional. If you're still thinking of images for them -- instead of 4 random images, maybe you could do a procession of events, such as seasons, or if you want to stick with pin ups, that would be cool too.  Pin ups are so wonderful!

We did a similar project on an aluminum clock face, and we took an image off of our computer and printed it onto transparency paper that you get at WalMart, cut it out with an exact-o knife (or scissors) and glued it on with modpodge.  It dried clear and looks FANTASTIC.  Hope this helped!!  Thanks Smiley

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