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« on: November 20, 2007 01:55:09 PM »

The scenario: cow photo contest.

The desire: I want to paint one or both of my cows up like Cows on Parade.

What kind of paint would work best on plasticy rubber cows? It would be nice if the paint could stay on/show up enough for a photo but wash off later, but I suspect there isn't paint that would work like that. Either way, I don't really know what I should use. Anyone have any suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2007 01:23:14 AM »

Have you tried acrylic craft paint?  If you could get a base coat of white to adhere to the cow you could go from there and then later, to free the inner cow, you could soak the whole thing in a vat of water.

Or maybe, if white acrylic doesn't stick to the cow, you could paper-mache' a thin coat of newspaper or tissue paper to the cow and then after that's dry base coat it all with white acrylic paint?  Then after the photo-op give it all a good soaking?
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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2007 05:44:25 PM »

In the school I was in, I think they gave us acrylics to paint with. Can't be sure though, but that looks like the only answer. They were fibreglass cows though, not plastic.
For better paint sticking, you could try sanding the thing. 

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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2007 07:29:38 AM »

If the cows truly are plastic you can use Plaid's Paint for Plastic.   Smiley

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