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Old 07-26-2018, 04:42 PM
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good paint for rock painting?

I want to try rock painting so I bought a set of folkart outdoor acrylic paint but it takes many coats of paint (I started with red paint on a black rock) and I'm still not getting the bright red color of the paint when it is just squeeze out of the bottle.

Is there a better rock paint -- with more pigment/hiding power?
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Old 07-26-2018, 07:17 PM
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Re: good paint for rock painting?

Depending upon how porous your rock is, you might want to think about using some sort of sealer on it, like maybe resin. At the very least, I would coat it with a few thin coats of gesso and then use your acrylic over top of that. Let us know how it goes as you experiment!
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Re: good paint for rock painting?

On rocks I use oil paints.
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Old 08-17-2018, 05:53 PM
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Re: good paint for rock painting?

Try a base coat of white let it completely dry, then apply your red, always works for me.
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Re: good paint for rock painting?

There's a product called Bulldog that is a clear primer sealer.
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Old 10-08-2018, 08:13 PM
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Re: good paint for rock painting?

I use Liquetex Basics acrylic, they're cost effective and thick enough to coat well. The Folk Art craft paints are okay on top of a white surface but they have a lot of binder so they're pretty thin.
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