Painting white styrafoam base??

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  1. aslan

    aslan Member

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    Unfortunately, those of us CA can't find the pink stuff so I ended up using the white. Does anyone have suggestions as to how to paint this? I'd like to paint the whole thing brown but do I need a primer? Any help?
    Thanks,
    Stan
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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    I use regular latex paint on the pink/blue. I've also felt that a bit of some sort of scenery base is useful to disguise the texture.
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    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    That's what I was thinking too. Cover it up with plaster cloth or just Wall Joint Compound to take away the smoothness and paint that.
  4. Thoroughbreed

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    DO NOT use enamel or any oil base on styrofoam as it will melt it, simple chemical reaction.:thumb:
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    I learned that the hard way when I was buliding (I mean helping) my dauther with her castle for a school project.

    A good way to cover that white styrofoam would be to use a box or two of Plaster of Paris, a the cheapest paper towels available.

    announce1 There's a threat ( more of a totorial) I seen a couple of months ago about using Plaster of Paris in a salt shaker.
  6. aslan

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    Just painted a sample with and without primer. Both came out great so now I've got some extra primer! LOL
    Thanks for the help guys. :thumb:
    Stan