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Annie.

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on: September 07, 2019, 10:40:05 PM
Dear PBers,

Can I paint with acrylic over a strcture sprayed with Krylon Kamar Varnish?

I am looking for something that can be sprayed over a ruff cement texture, to make the application of paint easier.

This is what I want to paint:


Thank you for your input.
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Reply #1 on: September 08, 2019, 10:45:48 PM
acrylic paint should work. I know you get a sealer that you coat the cement with before you paint it so that the paint doesn't just sink into the cement. You can get this at your local hardware store O0


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Reply #2 on: September 09, 2019, 02:32:50 AM
Thank you Nolan... I will head for the store.
Best wishes, Annie


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Reply #3 on: September 09, 2019, 09:24:07 PM
let us know how it turned out


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Reply #4 on: September 19, 2019, 08:50:24 PM
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I checked a few hardware stores, including my favorite Home Depot, they don't have this product.  What they have is a cement sealer which 'repels all including water', so acrylic paint won't stick to it.  I checked both the grout and the paint sections, and asked the clerk in each store.

I think I will do a test with spraying Karmar Varnishes and see if easy to paint... but it won't tell me if it will remain stable on the long term.



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Reply #5 on: September 22, 2019, 09:01:05 PM
If I was going to paint this I would just paint it using acrylic house paint (buy test pots from the hardware store)

The paint will last for a few years before starting to fade or flake off. By that time you will be ready for a change anyway and can just paint straight over the old paint ;D


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Reply #6 on: Today at 11:22:14 AM
Ha!  Why didn't I think of that?  This is craft, not fine art  :whistle:

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