Papier-MachePaper
To Top

Painting Papier Mache

Category 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

We are giving away $200 in Amazon gift cards for people who answer questions on ThriftyFun in February! Click here to find out more...
Ad

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

June 10, 20050 found this helpful

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.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
June 11, 20050 found this helpful

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.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
June 11, 20050 found this helpful

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.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad
June 12, 20050 found this helpful

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

Lisa

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
June 13, 20070 found this helpful

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.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content
Categories
Crafts Paper Papier-MacheJune 10, 2005
Guides
Paper Mache Hot Air Balloon
Making a Paper Mache Hot Air Balloon
Paper Mache Lanterns
Making Paper Mache Lanterns
Papier Mache Clay
Papier Mache Clay Recipe
Making Paper Mache Masks
Paper Mache Masks
More
👔
Father's Day Ideas!
👒
Mother's Day Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/05/05 20:39:55 in 2 secs.
Loading Something Awesome!