Asked on Apr 02, 2016

Has anyone ever painted a bowling ball?

Yvonne Jensen
by Yvonne Jensen
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 02, 2016
  • Maxie Maxie on Apr 03, 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 03, 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 03, 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 03, 2016
    The kilz should work. Might want to lightly sand with fine grit sand paper.
  • Sandy Hartnett Sandy Hartnett on Apr 04, 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.
    comment photo
  • Yvonne Jensen Yvonne Jensen on Apr 11, 2016
    Thanks for all your help,