PDA

View Full Version : Gotta Catch 'Em All!


Muffinyness3
08-04-2010, 04:04 PM
Hello one and all. I'm doing a Pokemon cosplay in the near future and I had a question.

I'm painting some plastic pokeballs I happen to have
and was wondering what the best (craft) paint was to use on plastics.
I tried using Acrylic and it just washed right off! Any help would be great. : )

EDIT;
Here's a picture of what they look like. (http://i683.photobucket.com/albums/vv197/muffinyness_lj/Various/DSC04839.jpg)

Jantra
08-04-2010, 04:47 PM
I've used latex house paint on resin, which is plastic-like, before with good success. You could get the smallest amount possible in white (or, better yet, go to the 'failed paint' section and look for a super light color of any sort for cheap), do that on the ball, then paint with whatever color Acrylic you like.

AmyAnn
08-04-2010, 05:07 PM
In high school, I remember being told to use acrylic paints mixed with a small amount of glue [Possibly PVA]. Add more glue if it still slips off. Of course, that was plastic bottles we were painting.

saberslash
08-04-2010, 05:36 PM
You might also want to look at Model paint such as Testors as its made to be applied to plastic models so it shouldn't have the same issue you had with the Acrylic paint.

Muffinyness3
08-04-2010, 05:56 PM
You might also want to look at Model paint such as Testors as its made to be applied to plastic models so it shouldn't have the same issue you had with the Acrylic paint.
I will look into this. Thanks!

Xaevier
08-04-2010, 07:28 PM
Can you not use spraypaints? Krylon makes paint that works specifically on plastics. Also that font is too small it hurts my eyes >.<

Pretty_Panda
08-06-2010, 12:41 AM
When I was painting a piece of plastic for a small gun arm-type thing, I just sanded it down a bit to give it some texture so the paint would stick, and then just painted it with normal craft paint from walmart, and brushed a coat of matte gloss on it, and it hasn't chipped yet. :D