- Nov 8, 2020
Hi just wanting to know what people have used to paint their coro props. I'm wanting my display to look good during the day and night. Needs to be able to hold up in the Aussie sun. Thanks
Yep painters stuff is the best as it has less seepage. I don't even buy the beige stuff anymore.
+1 for the Rustoleum stuff, works really well. I haven't sanded mine (too impatient) but seems to have held up thus far.In Australia Rust-Oleum 2X is popular spray paint (Krylon is popular in the USA but hard to get here) it's a paint and primer in one and designed for plastics. Has heaps of colours.
I give my coro the lightest of sands with the finest of sandpaper first, but others have found this isn't necessary. A wipe down with a wet rag to clean any loose stuff maybe all that's needed.
I've coated some of mine with a clear acrylic topcoat paint (as suggested by LithgowLights to help protect the paint) I used this https://www.supercheapauto.com.au/p/septone-septone-acrylic-paint-clear-topcoat-400g/33194.html at the time I bought mine they had a sale of 2 cans for the price of one.
I do not use anything but the Scotch Blue OZ. I'm not sure about Australia but the local blue big box store near me has 2 types, a thicker for general taping and a thinner tape for edging. The thinner tape better follows small hills and dips in the surface and can also be 'curved' easier. Needless to say, it also tears easier.
Not that specfically but in a previous project I used a thin stripping tape, 1/8 or 3/16 inch I think. Followed that with tape and paper. The thin stripping bends fairly well making some pretty nice curves. One does need to pay attention to the material to insure the paint does not attack it.Out of curiosity, has anyone tried creating mask shapes on a different surface like wax paper with the blue tape to them cut out, peel and place onto the prop?