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Unread 12-03-2008, 04:43 PM   #1
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Spray paint for a human body?

Does anyone know of a spray paint you can used on a human body? I need to paint my entire upper body light blue. I have been told by almost everyone to airbrush it on, but I can't afford an airbrush.
If you do know of one, do you know if the paint lasts a long time?
Thank you for any help!
Sorry for not being clear. I know not to use regular spray paint, I was looking for spray paint FOR a body. Also, I have already looked at all of the posts in the makeup area with no help. Also, I have spoken to professional body-makeup specialists who have all said that for an even coat of what I'm looking for, I need to airbrush it on.
That is why I'm looking for a spray paint made for a human body.

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Unread 12-03-2008, 05:24 PM   #2
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You can't use any kind of spray paint from the hardware store, no. That's toxic.

If you can't afford an airbrush, you can use a sponge to apply body makeup and still get a good even coat. For more info on technique and good brands of body makeup, check out the Makeup Technique forum.
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Unread 12-03-2008, 08:10 PM   #3
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No, you cannot spray paint yourself. Just don't.

There are a number of threads about body painting in the Makeup forums. With a little experimentation and practice, you can get good coverage without an airbrush.
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Unread 12-04-2008, 07:30 PM   #4
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there isn't any kind of body spray paint that i am aware of. if you don't have an air brush, then you will have to sponge it on.
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Unread 12-04-2008, 07:59 PM   #5
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don't do it.
not only for the reasons already stated, but also because it feels terrible on skin. i needed to use it for an art project and got a little on my hands. it was kinda hard to get off and was a bit sticky.
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Unread 06-07-2010, 07:12 AM   #6
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Sprayable body paint

I was looking for sprayable body paint too. Found 2 suppliers, one based in the U.S., the other in China. As of June 2010, I have NOT used any product from either of these companies, so this is NOT a recommendation, just a pointer to possible suppliers.
Notes from their website:
Body Paint is just water based makeup already in liquid form.
Preferred method of application is Airbrush, Sponge, Brush in that order.
Artists who have many people to paint in a short period of time will often use a conventional paint gun (automotive style).
It takes about 16 fluid ounces to paint an average person from head to toe, one fluid ounce for an arm and hand, and two fluid ounces for a head (face and head).


Nileveggie, if you do try either of these companies, or if you find another supplier or solution, please post your experience here! (Did it work? Was it easy to use? Was it non-irritating? Did it clean up easily? Overall, were you happy with the results?) Thank you!
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Unread 04-08-2016, 01:23 AM   #7
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i needed to use it for an art project and got a little on my hands. it was kinda hard to get off and was a bit sticky.

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Unread 04-09-2016, 12:28 AM   #8
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Here is a great tutorial on how to cover your whole body in paint quickly and most important- evenly! You do not need an airbrush to achieve a consistent coat of color, it depends more on the way you apply the paint and what paint you are using!

Use a kabuki brush to apply the paint to your skin in a circular motion, this is going to make it veyr even looking like a second skin, not streaky or uneven like if you applied it with a sponge or brush. My favorite type of water based paint is FAB, which can be found at, and they have the like 7 different shades of blue. The consistency and vibrancy is really really good, especially for the price. Also use final seal before and after you apply the paint to seal it so it lasts all day and doesnt smudge or wear off!

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