Asked on Apr 2, 2016

Has anyone ever painted a bowling ball?

Yvonne JensenSandy HartnettBonnie D


I am not sure if a regular kiltz type primer would stick to a bowling ball. I would like to paint art onto it using acrylic paints and a then spray on a clear gloss sealer. I intend this for outside, in the garden.
8 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro
    on Apr 2, 2016

  • Maxie
    on Apr 3, 2016

    I just sprayed mine with silver paint and threw fine glitter in mine. That was a few years ago that I did that and it still is in pretty good shape. I made a globe out of it and when the light hit it, it looked pretty.

  • Phil Stafford
    Phil Stafford
    on Apr 3, 2016

    id first scuff it up a little with 80 grit sandpaper to give primer an extra "bite" id use 123 bullseye primer then paint with the acrylics.

  • LaJean Dowty
    LaJean Dowty
    on Apr 3, 2016

    I have painted many of them, just roughed them up a bit and used interior paint on them, made ladybugs, bumblebees, caterpillars and frogs with them for the garden

  • Bonnie D
    Bonnie D
    on Apr 4, 2016

    The kilz should work. Might want to lightly sand with fine grit sand paper.

  • Sandy Hartnett
    Sandy Hartnett
    on Apr 4, 2016

    I used regular craft paint and put them in the garden. It's been 6 years and they still look good?...just dirty. I also use nail enamel for lots of projects. It holds up very well! Hugs

  • Yvonne Jensen
    Yvonne Jensen
    on Apr 11, 2016

    I am planning to paint it something like this.

  • Yvonne Jensen
    Yvonne Jensen
    on Apr 11, 2016

    Thanks for all your help,

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