What kind of paint works best on homemade signs?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Scoop, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. Scoop

    Scoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2009
    Central PA
    I was hoping to not have to use the oil-based paint that I have. I just know it's going to get everywhere as I don't have the steadiest hand for staying inside the lines of letters. Any idea is welcomed! I mean, would permanent markers with a clearcoat work?
     
  2. SarahBeth9394

    SarahBeth9394 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 23, 2008
    What kind of signs are you making? What look do you want to achieve? And what type of surface are you painting on?
     
  3. Scoop

    Scoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2009
    Central PA
    I have 2 old kitchen cabinet doors that I have already primered white. I stenciled the letters in already with pencil and now I'm debating what is the best way to do this without a lot of sloppy paint everywhere. I also have a woodburning kit and could use that for outlining.
     
  4. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Acrylic paint markers would work pretty good I think. Acrylics can go on almost anything and dry like a plastic, making them hard to get out!
     
  5. Scoop

    Scoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2009
    Central PA
    Acrylic paint markers, now that sounds like it's for me! Who would have them? Would an office supply store or should I just go to an arts/crafts store? No matter what store it is, it will be a good drive for me. I had looked in Wal-Mart for something and can you believe it - they downsized the arts and crafts section! They are still downsizing the sewing dept, too. Ugh! [​IMG]
     
  6. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our walmart changed the complete store around, even painted the walls all nice and colorful. I hate it; can't find a darn thing! Finally found the arts and crafts section, and it got much smaller! [​IMG] I didn't even see the sewing section. They used to have a whole wall of yarns and lots of fabrics. All I saw was a litle aisle of yarn, and a couple shelves of small packs of assorted fabric! [​IMG]
    I don't even know if they still have paint markers or not, but before, that's where I used to get them. A craft store may be your best bet. Not sure if somewhere like Office Depot would have any, but that's worth a try if it's closer.
     

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