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Old 08-10-2011, 12:19 PM
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Hi, I am painting a doll house for my 4 year old for christmas, so far it has an undercoat but now I'm unsure what to do next. I will have to paint the whole thing white as the undercoat is grey and then go from there. I thought spraying as an option as I am worried about brush marks? Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:42 AM
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hi there...a lot of people use those mini rollers for radiators on the outside of their houses,think they sell them in the 1 shops packs of 2
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:50 AM
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plasticote is designed especially for childrens 'toys' but it is expensive. so long as its wipe clean (silk emulsion/egg shell etc) it will be fine. you can paint with a brush and give it a light sanding to remove the brush strokes, but it can take several coats this way. as su1866 has said, you can use a radiator brush. i prefer to spray wherever possible but i am impatient and hate waiting for things to dry. this is best done outside though as its especially bad for little lungs
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:16 AM
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I used a mini roller with some emulsion paint. The roller was designed for gloss and gave a slight texture, but that was the effect I was looking for (Tudor building). You can see a some photos of how it looks here: Experiments with Paint Finishes & Techniques | The Tiny Keyhole
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Old 13-10-2011, 12:42 PM
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Thanks for your replies thats helpful.
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Old 13-10-2011, 10:09 PM
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Hi, I bought and decorated a cheap kit for my friends daughter. I used pink & lilac emulsion which I applied with a small roller, applied some flower stickers to imitate flower beds then sealed with clear matt varnish to protect the paint..... I've included a pic (just to show it off LOL)
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Old 18-10-2011, 08:56 AM
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That looks lovely Trixie, I have started off with spray paint but I'm not very happy with finish so i'll use up the tin I have and then go with the roller option instead.
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Old 18-10-2011, 05:25 PM
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Spray paint is quick but need plenty of ventilation...... I always seem to get drips etc when I use it...... mmmmm......probably holding can too close
If you decide to change paint type, make sure you give your spray painted bits a good sanding down before painting over to make sure of a smooth finish.
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