What is the best paint to use for painting rocks ?

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What is the best paint to use for painting rocks this is a rock that I painted but I'm leery about putting it outside even though it's been clear coated

q what is the best paint to use for painting rocks
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  • Chris aka monkey Chris aka monkey on Aug 03, 2018

    wow rocky this is awesome, I think any paint would work but instead of clear coat I would use a marine urethane, you have a talent an awesome one, hope this helps xx

  • Melody Melody on Aug 03, 2018

    I have painted rocks for years - cats and geometric patterns. I wash the rocks and scrub them - then apply a coat of white primer. Then I use ordinary acrylic artist paints, then coat them with a clear coat. They withstand the rain outside but I bring them in before the snow and cold comes. They have lasted years.

  • Gigi Gigi on Aug 03, 2018

    I use chalk paint followed by clear spray...works well. I have kept them outside all year long...but I think taking them in during winter is a good idea. So relaxing..so fun..enjoy!

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Aug 03, 2018

    I used the small bottles from Home Depot there for crafts but michaels sells them my rocks staid great no chips I did the most in the beginning of the sommer and they look new

  • Verlene Verlene on Aug 04, 2018

    Oil base paint works. I use the pens and then clear coat. Easy and you don’t have to worry about the weather. However I live in California do sno isn’t an issue for me.

  • Garnett Garnett on Aug 04, 2018

    Craft Acrylic indoor/outdoor paints from Hobby Lobby. Finish with any type of clear coat to seal against the weather.

  • Luanne Vaughan Luanne Vaughan on Aug 04, 2018

    I've always used Patio Paints!!!

  • Amy Lee Sanders Amy Lee Sanders on Aug 05, 2018

    Do you pour? It looks like that technique and it is beautiful. I use Artist's Loft and just varnish after it dries. But I dont know if that helps for being outside.

  • Valerie jones Valerie jones on Aug 07, 2018

    Acrylic paint always works and the colors available are limitless

  • Bella Nouveau Furniture Bella Nouveau Furniture on Aug 07, 2018

    Acrylic paint would be the most durable. You can buy the small bottles at Michaels, Honby Lobby, Joann’s or Walmart.

  • Swinnen Lisette Swinnen Lisette on Aug 07, 2018

    I think any paint will do, the one you are the most confortable with.

    I use Marine varnish on top of that but it wears off after a while. You can use that, and give your beautiful rocks another layer of varnish ones and again or you can pour resine over it..it becomes very hard.

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