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Syaoran-Avalon
08-21-2009, 09:52 AM
so I am cosplaying Pyramid head for matsuricon which is in about a week and a half. I have my entire pyramid head built and i just tried spraypainting the headpeice. when I did these weird cardboard peices started like coming up. I'm not really sure how to describe them but the surface is no longer smooth. Which is a problem. If anyone knows why this is happening please tell me. Thanks!

ilikeike
08-22-2009, 02:48 PM
So pretty much what is happening is that the cardboard is peeling at the top most layer and the corrugations are starting to show right? This is happening because cardboard is made of many layers of paper, and I'm assuming that you're spraying on very heavy coats of paint at a time(because it shouldn't peel that much if you use light coats). For the Fix, I'd recommend using some kind of filler or putty(Both can be found at hard ware stores). Heck, you can even use spackling paste. be sure to use a broad, flat object such as a putty knife when spreading it over the un-even parts, it'll fix it up.

Syaoran-Avalon
08-23-2009, 11:50 AM
thanks a lot! that makes sense '>.< as you've probably guess that was my first time spray painting =P

so anyways thanks!

oh and i know it would take a while but would paper mache work? like if i covered it all in paper mache and then spray painted it?

Sirblood
08-23-2009, 04:14 PM
Anytime you spray cardboard, you would be best to add a couple coats of Thompson's water seal. it will prevent the cardboard from absorbing most of the paint, thus it will not only paint easier, it shouldn't peel up on you either.

Best solution I can come up with for you is to go ahead and peel up most of the cardboard. Go to a store and purchase card stock or find a large flat piece of cardboard (NON corrugated) and use a good glue to adhere it to the head piece. You will then have to spray paint it again, but try at the very least a coat or two of clear enamel to 'seal' the cardboard. Thompson's water seal (or equivalent) would be best.

Syaoran-Avalon
08-24-2009, 12:55 PM
Thanks! that actually helped alot!