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 Gnomes
Best “universal” paint for statues made of anything is acrylic latex paint.
I use Myartscapes acrylic paints, you can get it on Amazon, MyArtscape Acrylic Paint Set (link to Amazon). It is easy to work with, it doesn’t smear like gloss or enamel paints and it’s durable, especially when you use a paint sealer for protection.
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. 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.
Fun Fact About Garden Gnomes.
Back in the day people would steal gnomes and travel around and take pictures of the gnome and 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)