Suggestions for painting over resin

frankielynnsie(7B)July 9, 2012

I found a resin fairy table top fountain at the thrift store and want to paint it. It is a grey green color all over but I would like to paint it to look realistic. Probably will not use it as a fountain. (I am continuing to gather things to make a few fairy gardens. I now have 2 houses, 3 fairies and this fountain.) Can I use acrylic paints and then coat with a clear acrylic spray? Will this stick to resin? Anyone try this with good results?

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Marlene Kindred

That's exactly what I use....acrylic paint and then I allow them to dry a couple of days before I spray it with clearcoat. I've had pretty good luck with it so far...certainly lasts as long as the original color did.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2012 at 9:17PM
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diggery(z8)

ditto what marlene said

    Bookmark   July 10, 2012 at 12:10AM
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frankielynnsie(7B)

Thank you for the response. I am going to go with the acrylics.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2012 at 1:14PM
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jlily(Z6)

My son and daughter-in -law gave me a used waterfall-castle for Mothers' Day. That is what I did. Acrylics then the clear coat. It is outside and doing great!

Jlily

    Bookmark   July 10, 2012 at 3:01PM
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