Calling all Tole Painters?

Calling all Tole Painters?

Post by Midg » Wed, 20 Dec 2000 09:17:59



I can not find any tole painting NG's, so I'm asking here...

I am adopting two babies from Russia this Spring and I am getting ready to do a mural of Noah's Ark in the future babies room. I have done tole painting in the past on wood and metal. This, of course, will be sheet-rock. But, I'm concerned about using the RIGHT paint. I usually use regular acrylic paint in the small bottles. Would this be okay to use? If so, what should I use as a protective covering? (It is a babies room.)

Any help you can give would be GREATLY appreciated, because I am VERY e***d about this project!!!

TIA

Midge Simmons

 
 
 

Calling all Tole Painters?

Post by Bonnie Espenshad » Fri, 22 Dec 2000 04:30:06


Hi Midge,
Congratulations on the additions to your family!  The acrylic
paint does quite well on the walls.  I even have it in the bathrooms.  I
tried a small section first just to see if the steam would cause
problems and it does very well.
--
Bonnie
NJ

http://www.FoundCollection.com/~maebe/index.htm

Quote:

> I can not find any tole painting NG's, so I'm asking here... I am
> adopting two babies from Russia this Spring and I am getting ready to
> do a mural of Noah's Ark in the future babies room. I have done tole
> painting in the past on wood and metal. This, of course, will be
> sheet-rock. But, I'm concerned about using the RIGHT paint. I usually
> use regular acrylic paint in the small bottles. Would this be okay to
> use? If so, what should I use as a protective covering? (It is a
> babies room.) Any help you can give would be GREATLY appreciated,
> because I am VERY e***d about this project!!! TIA Midge Simmons


 
 
 

Calling all Tole Painters?

Post by jstsumch.. » Fri, 22 Dec 2000 10:04:18


Midge said:
Quote:
>...I am getting ready to do a mural of
>Noah's Ark in the future babies room. I
>have done tole painting in the past on
>wood and metal. This, of course, will be
>sheet-rock. But, I'm concerned about
>using the RIGHT paint. I usually use
>regular acrylic paint in the small bottles.
>Would this be okay to use? If so, what
>should I use as a protective covering? (It
>is a babies room.

I painted a mural on a wall in the toddler nursery of our church, using
the little bottles of acrylics. I was worried about a protective
coating, too. I talked with a more experienced painter & she said that I
wouldn't need to put anything on it to protect it. So I didn't. But
someone else might advise you differently. You could always buy quarts
of interior***paint & use them, but your palette would be limited
that way. Maybe you could buy just a few colors & mix them? Just a
thought.

--Pam

 
 
 

Calling all Tole Painters?

Post by pancho or amam » Sat, 23 Dec 2000 00:47:28


Hi Midge,

The following web page has some good tips for a mural project:
http://www.FoundCollection.com/,1053,17473,FF.html

HTH,
amama

    I can not find any tole painting NG's, so I'm asking here...

    I am adopting two babies from Russia this Spring and I am getting ready
to do a mural of Noah's Ark in the future babies room. I have done tole
painting in the past on wood and metal. This, of course, will be sheet-rock.
But, I'm concerned about using the RIGHT paint. I usually use regular
acrylic paint in the small bottles. Would this be okay to use? If so, what
should I use as a protective covering? (It is a babies room.)

    Any help you can give would be GREATLY appreciated, because I am VERY
e***d about this project!!!

    TIA

    Midge Simmons

 
 
 

Calling all Tole Painters?

Post by Pat Kigh » Sat, 23 Dec 2000 04:24:01


Quote:

> Midge said:
> >...I am getting ready to do a mural of
> >Noah's Ark in the future babies room. I
> >have done tole painting in the past on
> >wood and metal. This, of course, will be
> >sheet-rock. But, I'm concerned about
> >using the RIGHT paint. I usually use
> >regular acrylic paint in the small bottles.
> >Would this be okay to use? If so, what
> >should I use as a protective covering? (It
> >is a babies room.
> I painted a mural on a wall in the toddler nursery of our church, using
> the little bottles of acrylics. I was worried about a protective
> coating, too. I talked with a more experienced painter & she said that I
> wouldn't need to put anything on it to protect it. So I didn't. But
> someone else might advise you differently. You could always buy quarts
> of interior***paint & use them, but your palette would be limited
> that way. Maybe you could buy just a few colors & mix them? Just a
> thought.

Acrylic paint is permanent and even washable when applied over
latex/acrylic house paint, so a protective coating shouldn't be
necessary; if you did want a little extra protection (i.e., something
you can wash the inevitable crayon marks off) then try using clear
acrylic glaze in a gloss or semi-gloss - it'll sponge right off. Look
for the brush-on glaze, not the spray cans.

The main reason I'm responding, though, is to note that for a mural,
those small bottles of paint can get *very* expensive. You might be
better off looking in the art-supply section for acrylic paints in
tubes. The paint is thicker and a bit more opaque (but you can dilute it
with water if need be), and the color range is different (artists tend
to mix their own hues from basic artist colors, while the craft paints
come pre-mixed in a lot of subtly different hues). But if, for instance,
you need a lot of white, artist acrylics are really the way to go.

Anyone who's *really* into painting murals,  should look into theatrical
scenic paints. They're sold in quarts and gallons like regular house
paint, but come in intensely pigmented artist colors - pure hues mix
together beautifully without getting "muddy," and which can be diluted
with water or clear acrylic medium. They don't contain the preservative
and protective chemicals added to house paint - theater sets are usually
indoors and only expected to last for months, not years. So you wouldn't
want to use them on an outside wall, where they'd likely fade over time.
But for interior murals, they can't be beat. One good source is Rosco
Theatrical Supplies - their "Off Broadway" line is terrific, and even
includes metallics.

See http://www.FoundCollection.com/

--Pat Kight