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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??
 

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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!
 

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I have been wondering the same thing, so thanks. We re-did our bathroom and I designed the walls and thought I could continue the theme on the shower curtain.Thanks again!
 

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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:listen:. Should be fun.wish me luck:clover:.

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.
 

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Good Luck! I bet it will be great, can't wait to see a pic!! :)
 

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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.
 

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Good luck, I can't wait to see pictures :)
 

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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.
I've used textile medium before...but I'm not sure on it since there is no fabric to bond w...you have to iron it...and it actually peels. I'll just have to experiment. I was trying to fig if I may need to use some sort of flexible sealant to help w durability. Since I use a liner it will rarely have to be washed.
 

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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??

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.
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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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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??
I actually have tried this, after the acrylic paint dried it all just crackled off, my father owns a painting company and recommended me to use oil based paint or I even tried a fabric paint or like puffy paint. also could use like the model car paint sold at hobby lobby or some where like that.
 

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Would love to see it.....my daughter stenciled her dining room curtains.......I think it would be very pretty....you are talking about the outer curtain....right....not the liner....
 
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