Painting Papier Mache

Is latex paint good on papier mache? I am contructing a large art piece and want a strong smooth finish.

Vida from Kent

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By susan 3 Flag

June 10, 2005

Check at your local crafts place. They sell something that looks like white paste. I used it with my kids but can't recall a name.

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By guest (Guest Post) Flag

June 11, 2005

I have tried latex paint on paper mache and did not find it worked well at all. The paint looked cracked and uneven. Maybe I did something wrong, but I stick to kid's paints.

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By Kendy 5 130 Flag

June 11, 2005

Buy a product called gesso. It is used as a canvas primer for water based paint and is available at craft or art supply stores. Then you should be able to use latex or acrylic and cover up any newsprint as well if you have used it as the gesso works well as a primer.

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By guest (Guest Post) Flag

June 12, 2005

Yep, latex paint works well on papier mache....but I would definitely prime with gesso first.

Lisa

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By guest (Guest Post) Flag

June 13, 2007

I use Gesso to cover my work first a then i use arcylic paints. I tried colored tissue paper by applying it like you would the strips of newspaper. It looked pretty good.

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