How can you colour white paint for plastic?


Has anyone ever added colour to paint for plastics? I want to do a flower design and am too cheap to buy colours when I only need a little bit. Tip: you can add colour (use kids paints) to exterior white paint for bird house decoration and it weathers fine outside.

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  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Aug 05, 2019

    The paints I know for plastics are oil based enamels. Plastics are made from oil.

    What kind of colours are you referring to?

  • Leslie Leslie on Aug 06, 2019

    I have some oil paint in different colours, if I could just add a little to make a grey or off white then I could use them for shading on a daisy. I have a plastic table that I just use for crafts that are done outside - it's old but useful, the trouble is where to store it. I though that if i did some art on it then we could hang it on the fence

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Aug 06, 2019

    Hi Leslie, Use Food colouring!

  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Aug 06, 2019

    Leslie....I would try food coloring too!

  • V Smith V Smith on Aug 06, 2019

    I would use artist acrylics. Just buy the primary colors and create your own variety.

  • Leslie Leslie on Aug 06, 2019

    Thanks everyone I am going to try these suggestions and hopefully find one that will stick.

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