Acrylic dries very quickly and you can apply it in layers, making it the perfect paint for plaster of Paris.
Use paintbrushes, cotton swabs, sponges and even toothpicks to apply the acrylic paint however you want, to complete your plaster sculpture.
What kind of paint do you use on plaster?
Applying a Quality Paint
For best results, apply an acrylic latex paint using a high-quality synthetic fiber paint brush. Or, use a paint roller that’s equipped with a 1/4 to 3/8 inch roller cover. A flat or matte finish paint will help conceal any surface flaws on older plaster walls.
Can plaster of Paris be mixed with acrylic paint?
Using craft acrylic paint, mixed with water and plaster of paris to make a chalk paint, this old weathered park bench gets new life. Using an old bowl, mix the plaster of paris (pop) with the warm water, stirring until all of the pop is dissolved and very milky/chalky in color.
How do you prepare plaster walls for painting?
Painting plaster walls in 5 steps
- Use a putty knife to remove any loose plaster.
- One trick is to fill tiny cracks with a paint-able caulk.
- Patch the hole with pre-mixed drywall compound and give it a day or so to dry, and add a second or even 3rd coat if the dried patch keeps shrinking.
What paint do you use on statues?
Painting and Sealing the Statue. Use acrylic latex paint on concrete statues. For concrete statuary, water-based acrylic latex paints are recommended for their ability to soak into the concrete and stain it beyond its surface.