PLA is a popular choice when starting out, because it is easy to print. PLA proved to be a very suitable filament for painting on directly with acrylics. Both High Flow and Fluid Acrylics showed excellent adhesion. Adhesion test results on FDM-printed PLA.
What kind of paint works on PLA?
The most common ones are oils, enamels, lacquers, and acrylics, most of which will work well with both ABS and PLA. As a newbie, you’d be wise to stick to acrylic paints since they dry fast and can be cleaned with water.
Can you use normal paint on PLA?
PLA filament is compatible with most paints, including acrylics, oil, and cellulose spray paints. Since paint can adhere to them firmly and dry fast, the spray painting method is a perfect choice.
Will normal paint work on plastic?
Standard exterior gloss paint is a suitable finish for plastic when used in conjunction with an appropriate primer and undercoat. Either acrylic or oil-based gloss can be used, and both are available in a wide range of colours.
Should you use primer on plastic?
You definitely need a primer designed specifically for plastic if you’re using regular spray paint. The specialty primer can create a foundation that helps the paint stick. Apply the spray primer in even amounts to the completely sanded, clean and dry plastic item.
Post-Processing with Tamiya Spray Paint
Painting over Polyurethane with Acrylic Paint and No Sanding
Post-Processing 3D Printed PLA Print by Hand Painting