Paint For Gnomes:[Guide And Paint Advise]

Paint For Gnomes:[Guide And Paint Advise]

Paint For Gnomes? Painting gnomes can be fun. Gives you a chance to show off your creativity and talents! It can be even more rewarding if you sell them. You could sell them at your local flea markets and crafts shows.

Paint For Garden Gnomes

Paint For Gnomes

Best “universal” paint for statues made of anything is acrylic latex paint. I use apple barrel paints, you can get it on Amazon, Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint SetIt is easy to work with, it doesn’t smear like gloss or enamel paints and it’s durable, especial when you use a sealer for protection for the paint.

Restoring Garden Gnomes

This can be a pain in the side, depending on what kind of paint was used. Most times it is latex in my experience. That is the easiest paint to remove. You need a wire brush and paint remover, you can check out my guide to removing paint. Removing Paint From Concrete Statue: Made Simple

Gnome Painting Ideas

Painting gnomes can be a challenge. Most gnomes have a lot of detail, which is why I give them a stone or “aged” finish. Too time-consuming for me to paint them in full detail. I start them out with a black base coat, that is watered down, and then dry brush them with a grey color to bring out all the detail. You could use a brown base coat too. Always use a exterior latex paint for a durable long lasting finish.

There in the video, they used a black base coat. It all depends on the way you want to paint it. If you want bright colors, base coat it in a light color and if you want to paint the gnome with darker colors, use a dark base coat. It all comes down to personal preference and how much time you want to spend on painting the gnome.

How To Paint A Gnome Face

Paint For Garden Gnomes

That is the general idea of painting a gnome face. You can be more detailed on a bigger gnome because it will have bigger features to paint. As with anything, there is a learning curve with painting gnome. The more you do it the better you will be. My advice would be, just paint it, if you don’t like it, cover it up with your base coat and start over, trust me, the sky won’t fall if you do. I had to “start over” many times till I was happy with the way it looked.

Fun fact about garden gnomes.

Back in the day people would steal gnomes and travel around and take pictures of the gnome send the pictures back to the owner. Hope this guide was helpful and remember, just paint the gnome and don’t be intimidated by it.

Paint Your Own Gnome

They make these paint your own gnome kits now. They come with paint and are made of resin, you can find them on Amazon, here is a link to one.  Creative Roots Paint Your Own Gnome (Link To Amazon)

You can also buy them unpainted at Amazon, Unpainted Gnomes

 

 

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