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02-02-2008, 02:14 AM #1
painting on shower curtain???
Anyone ever done this??I've thought about decorating my own shower curtain. I've got a vinyl curtain. Acrylic paint and blank stencils... Is acrylic the right kind?? Do I need any kind of medium to add to it?? Any special instructions??
- 02-02-2008, 08:58 AM #2
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I was thinking that acrylic paints would peel off, so I did a quick web search and everything I saw about painting shower curtains said to use acrylic paints. So it sounds like you are off to a good start! I'd love to see it, you should post a picture of it when you are done!
02-04-2008, 10:12 PM #3
I had attempted to look it up and I kept finding acrylic-it's washes off w soap and water until it dries. Not sure when I'll be starting it -gotta figure out what design I want to do. I grabbed the colors though-blues and silver. I have acrylic paint to begin with. It's inexpensive to get so I fig what the hey. The curtain is the expensive part. I'll try to get a pic up. The batteries on my cam don't want to hold a charge. I was seeing if anyone else has done this before. Should be fun.wish me luck.
I was thinking of making a stencil of a celtic knot and running across the top in and maybe putting random ones down the blank section-fairly simple-I can do a almost marble or stippled stone effect,but I didn't want to do anything to elaborate and have it peel off or what not. If this works can always make something else later.
02-04-2008, 11:35 PM #4
Good Luck! I bet it will be great, can't wait to see a pic!!
02-08-2008, 10:32 AM #5
Did you get the craft paint acrylic (Apple Barrel, Folk Art)? If so, it may still rub off after it dries. I would suggest mixing it with textile medium. That makes it flexible so it won't crack and flake off, plus make it washable.
There are also special plastic paints, but I think they're normally used on hard plastics.
02-08-2008, 01:47 PM #6
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Good luck, I can't wait to see pictures
02-10-2008, 01:28 AM #7
02-24-2008, 07:51 AM #8
The only paint I know of that wil stick to vynil is a spray paint designed to stick to vynil and it will cost more than a new shower curtain.
have you considered doing a fabric curtain in front of your vynil curtain? hang it like you would drapes in your living room. and keep a simple vynil curtain up to protect it.
This is also a good way to reuse old drapes......... I have lace sheers in front of my plain vynil shower curatin with a string of artifical greenery across the top. It's clean looking and neat........
and dresses up the plain shower curtain.
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