Post # 1
Hoping someone can point me in the right direction. I bought a bunch of frames from a thrift shop and some from the dollar store, for various signs. I need to paint them. They vary- some are metal, some plastic Does anyone have any suggestions as to what type of paint I need? Will one type do both metal and plastic?
Post # 3
@papercrafter: What kind of painting are you doing? A high quality spray paint may do the trick and be quick!
Otherwise acrylic should be fine as long as you don’t plan on this stuff getting rained on a lot 🙂
Post # 4
@QueenieB: Definitely no plans of it getting rained on 🙂 Will any spray paint from Michaels do?
Post # 5
@papercrafter: I would just check on the bottle – some of what they have might be aimed towards fabrics or softer textures. Something like this would be fine: http://www.michaels.com/Krylon%C2%AE-Lacquer-Spray/cp0417,default,pd.html?cgid=products-craftpainting-paint-spraypaint
Usually they specify the suggested use on the label 🙂
Good luck with your craft!
Post # 6
Rustoleum brand is good for all surfaceS. Actually, you could buy any kind of paint for metal surfaces, and just prime the plastic before painting it with the same paint you used for the metal. Plastic spray primer gives the plastic “teeth” so just about any spray paint would Will bind with it. Any larger home improvement store will have it.
i do recommend spray paint, unless you are very good with a brush.