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How to Paint LiquiStone Castings

So you want to add a "finish" to your LiquiStone Casting. Here's what we've found works best.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not apply a finish to a LiquiStone cast until it has dried for several days. In humid climates this process might take a week or more.

Paint

You can literally use any kind of paint on LiquiStone. It is the perfect surface to paint.

Modern Masters

MM makes a range of paints that are deliciously beautiful. We've fallen in love with their Flash Copper Sheer and its available on this website under LifeCasting Supplies/Paint


Spraypaint

Spraypaint can ba beautiful. We have collected many different ones and we use them in combination to give great effects.

  • Gold
  • Antique Gold
  • Copper
  • Brass
  • Bronze
  • Antique Bronze
  • Pewter
  • Gloss Black
  • Matte Black

We use a Lazy Susan type turn table and spin the casting as we spray it lightly. Its always best to spray in very thin coats. Build up the paint slowly to avoid filling in the fine detail that you captured in your mold like fingerprints.

Also be careful because things that are closer to the spray nozzle (like fingertips) will receive MUCH more paint than things further away.

Also be careful with gold and white spray paints. They have lots and lots of pigment in them and they will fill in detail areas much more quickly than other paints. Go slowly with lots of thin coats.

Others

Experiment with using things like shoe polish, various waxes, oils, tea, coffee, oil and/or water color paint for some seriously interesting effects.