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    Question What kind of paint or makeup should I use on a latex mask?

    I am hoping to add some fake blood to a latex mask. Can anyone recommend something please?


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    What kind of paint or makeup should I use on a latex mask?
    Not sure if it's the best thing for the mask but I used just regular craft paint on mine. Then I used poly over the bloody areas to make it look wetWhat kind of paint or makeup should I use on a latex mask?-20170108_073850.jpg

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    Thank you for the response!

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    You can mix latex and acrylic paint together in a roughly 50/50 ratio. Use a nice dark rich red paint, to start with, then mix it with the latex, and then paint, drip or spatter it on. Allow it to dry thoroughly. If you want this to stick better, clean the mask surface off first with alcohol. Latex exudes a "latex oil" that will act like a release, and make it easier for your paint to rub or peel off. Cleaning this off thoroughly before applying your paint will allow the paint to stick better. And yes, pumpkinpie's use of a polyurethane gloss sealant is an excellent one to give you more of a "wet look". Gloss acrylic medium will add a glossy sheen, too, if you can't get the other stuff.


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    Very nice. Thanks!

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    Ya'll know any good websites that sell these paints?

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    You can order liquid latex from any theatrical/costume/makeup supply house, and acrylic paints can be purchased at most any art supply store.


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    Pale Night Productions has an amazing product called Perma-Blood that I highly recommend: http://www.palenightproductions.com/perma-blood/

    Otherwise there's Rip City FX:http://www.ripcityfx.com/products_haunt-sauce.html
    Or Fright Props offers there own recipe as well: http://www.frightprops.com/frightpro...mula-0709.html

    All of which would be suitable for a permanent, glossy, blood finish.

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    People here generally do seem pretty nice, and fairly willing to help out where they can.


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