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Cmdr. Storm
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« on: December 29, 2017, 11:10:28 am »

Hey there Folks, i Recently got a Foam Container like You'd see for Carrying Medacine in,and Was Planning to make a Steampunk Chest out of it but...I'm Considering using Milk Paint,has Anyone used Milk Paint for a steampunk Project? What Say You? thanks for Looking.
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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2017, 07:06:57 pm »

Unfortunately I haven't had to paint any milk, so can't really help  Grin.

I'm interested to see the foam container  before you start, and in progress though.

HP

(I'm wondering what milk paint could be, now...  Wink   )
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« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2017, 01:03:23 am »

Hey there Folks, i Recently got a Foam Container like You'd see for Carrying Medacine in,and Was Planning to make a Steampunk Chest out of it but...I'm Considering using Milk Paint,has Anyone used Milk Paint for a steampunk Project? What Say You? thanks for Looking.

Interesting:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milk_paint

I can see that using a water soluble paint would be advantageous when painting foam. Genereally harsher chemical solvents will harm the foam (depending on which foam you're talking about). Would the more readily available water soluble Latex or Acrylic paints not work in your case? Or is non-toxicity the main issue?
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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2017, 08:13:23 am »

I'm looking at All Options,but i was thinking that Milk paint might help with making it look like wood.
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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2017, 10:59:46 am »

I would certainly try it on a sample of the foam first, as the wiki entry above that describes it (thanks Cmdr - Smiley ) says it's only for porous surfaces; it may not be very durable on foam?

HP
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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2017, 03:04:44 pm »

paint all over with dilute white pva glue then put papier mache over to form a baselayer for decoration!

easy peasy!!
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« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2018, 11:57:35 am »

Quick update:i just Recently Painted the Chest with Acrylic Paint a Color called "Bark Brown" and have a Few other Things planned for it. Sorry about Not Posting Pics, I'm Not the Technical expert when it comes to that kinda Thing. Will Keep You posted if & When Possible.
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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2018, 07:36:03 pm »

are you talking about one of those foam coolers that medicine is shipped in? If so be careful when painting. Most aerosol paints if used to prime or anything else will melt the foam.
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« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2018, 04:30:49 am »

That is the Cooler I'm talking about. i got one with help & was Able to Paint it with acrylic Paint! Still Working on it.
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