What to use to refresh gnome?

by Geena
I have a garden gnome that's about 3 feet tall and made out of a plastic type material. He's starting to look pretty "worn" after being out in the yard for a year, and I'd like to try to paint him to freshen the look. What kind of paint do I need to use and where do I buy it? I went to a craft store locally and they didn't seem to know much - they showed me some little bottles of "outdoor" paint, but I noticed on the bottle it said it was for porous surfaces, and I don't think he's porous (I'm thinking porous would be more like wood, right?) Help, please!
  3 answers
  • Susan Susan on Jun 15, 2017
    Spray paint works the best but you can use any type of craft paint that is not water based

    • Geena Geena on Jun 15, 2017
      Thanks for the ideas - Spray paint wouldn't work for me on this project because there are a lot of small areas that need to be different colors (and my "taping" efforts have never gone well).

  • Bgoncalves5670 Bgoncalves5670 on Jun 15, 2017
    Great paints out there for this now, you can even purchase samples so your not buying to much paint to do one project. Ant home supply store has you covered.

    • Geena Geena on Jun 15, 2017
      Thank you! I wasn't sure if I could use just regular "exterior" house type paint on something plastic, but I guess I can?

  • Pamela Rascoe Brown Pamela Rascoe Brown on Jun 15, 2017
    rusteum primer and clear top coat spray paints work great. valspar paint samples work great for the details between the rustoleum coats.