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boydy
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I have a few white sponge eggs and I'm wanting to paint them brown. They had the latex skin on them but I took it off so it is just plain sponge now.

For the SFX guys and Gals out there, what would be the best paint to use?

Thanks

Alan
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I still want them soft so would dying be better
Thomas Wayne
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On 2011-06-05 07:03, boydy wrote:
I still want them soft so would dying be better


Well, as Edmund Gwenn said, "Dying is easy - comedy is hard.

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Dying a "used" egg is like dying used fabric or clothes.

Where ever they've been handled... they likely have oil residue. If you've peeled a layer off them.. the problem is compounded.

When you dye them.. every area with residual stuff will be a differet color.

But.. I'd go to your nearest art store... see if they have COPIC MARKER refills... It's a permanent ink that comes in a refill for permanent markers.

I'd buy the closest brown they have.. and find someone with an airbrush to paint them with marker ink.

I won't guarantee even the ink will go on evenly.. but I think it will be better than any dye you can use.
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To bad you removed the skin, as I would have suggested you use latex paint. The kind you use to paint your house with. You could have had it mixed to the color you wanted, in a pint or quart size can.

I read in another thread here on the Café, that Krylon makes a latex spray paint. If it comes in sand brown, you would be good to go, that is if the skin was still on the sponge.
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On 2011-06-05 09:43, Thomas Wayne wrote:
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On 2011-06-05 07:03, boydy wrote:
I still want them soft so would dying be better


Well, as Edmund Gwenn said, "Dying is easy - comedy is hard.

TW


Lol... thank you, made my morning!
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Try staining them with a very strong tea mixture.

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Try contacting Oscar Munoz. He paints sponges to look like donuts, then treats them with a chemical to prevent the paint from flaking. He didn't say what he used, but he wasn't asked.
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