Painting on latex...

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    Painting on latex...

    Ive got a Dart Maul latex mask that I wanna re-paint...
    anyone know what paint to use on this type of surface?
    anyone painted a latex mask before?

    Mason.

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    Re: Painting on latex...

    I just finished painting some latex body armor. There is special latex mask paint available but it is probably an item that you would have to mail order. I made my own paint by thinning down rubber cement (you will have to check the container for the proper thinning solvent) & adding acrylic paint for color. I was able to airbrush the mixture but I had to keep agitating the bottle to keep it mixed. You would be better off using colored pigments rather than acrylic paint like I did. I had no coice as I was matching color to the rest of the costume.

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    Re: Painting on latex...

    cheers for the info mate!..
    will look into a mix asap..

    mason.

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    Re: Painting on latex...

    Just for your info, this mixture came from several sources on the RPF & I checked into a couple of internet sites as well. I wasn't sure how it would work but the paint is on there to stay. It is totally flexible & there is no way that it will crack, chip or peel.

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    Re: Painting on latex...

    why not just keep the horns, cut up the tattooes, and latex those to your face, so you can talk too, oops forgot you just wanted to paint it.

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    Re: Painting on latex...

    One thing you can use is to take liquid latex and water it down till it is a milk consistancy. Add some airbrush acrylic to the mix to pigment it and shoot it through an airbrush. It works well.

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    Re: Painting on latex...

    cheers for the info guys...

    Mason.

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    Re: Painting on latex...

    They sell different colors of plasi-dip at lowe's its spray on latex.

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