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Old 09-29-2013, 03:29 PM   #1
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I am making some mushrooms to decorate one of my tanks. I am molding them out of sculpey clay. I want to paint them and was thinking about using acrylic paint. Would this be safe after it cures? I read that a lot of people use Krylon paint but I will need a lot of different colors and that could get expensive. Could I use craft paint and then cover it with the clear Krylon?
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I am making some mushrooms to decorate one of my tanks. I am molding them out of sculpey clay. I want to paint them and was thinking about using acrylic paint. Would this be safe after it cures? I read that a lot of people use Krylon paint but I will need a lot of different colors and that could get expensive. Could I use craft paint and then cover it with the clear Krylon?
Yes you can do that. Use a non toxic paint and cover with krylon clear, I would use quite a few coats to ensure there is no leaching of the paint
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Thanks. I started painting the mushrooms with acrylic paint and will coat with several layers of clear krylon. Hopefully they will look as good in my tank as they do in my head. LOL
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Thanks. I started painting the mushrooms with acrylic paint and will coat with several layers of clear krylon. Hopefully they will look as good in my tank as they do in my head. LOL
Haha GL post pictures
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As soon as I get them done I will. My son said they looked like super mario mushrooms. LOL I was hoping to go more natural.
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