How do you paint a 3D printed action figure?

3D Printing my own action figures PLUS how to paint them

Can you paint 3D printed figures?

Unsurprisingly, paints specifically for plastics usually end up working the best for 3D printed parts. Usually Rust-Oleum or Krylon have a wide variety (in color and application) of paints that work on 3D printed plastics. ‍Paint in a well-ventilated area with gloves and a mask for protection.

How do you paint 3D prints with acrylic?

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Can you paint a 3D printed object with acrylic paint?

We found that PLA and PETG were by far the easiest 3D printing materials to coat and acrylics had excellent adhesion without prior priming. PC-ABS, photopolymer resin and SLS-printed PA12 and Alumide were the runners-up. On FDM-printed PA12, ABS, and TPU adhesion of acrylics proved difficult and primers necessary.

What paint do you use to paint 3D models?

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.


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