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Help!! Blow molds partially faded in the sun....what can I do?

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Hey all,

So I ended up turning my front lawn into a "mini pumpkin patch" of sorts using around 30 blow molds from my collection. I had set this up a couple weeks before Halloween and had even sprayed each pumpkin down with some 303 UV Protectant Spray before and during the time the pumpkins were outside. The good news is most of the pumpkins you see below in the picture actually turned out alright. However, a few of the really old ones lost some of their color. Any suggestions on the best way to repaint some of these? Brush painting doesn't seem to work and I'm not the best with a spray can - can't seem to get the paint on evenly.

Also, what can I do to prevent fading from happening in the future?

Any advice or suggestions is appreciated....thanks in advance!!

trick-or-treat Yard Pumpkin Gourd Winter squash

trick-or-treat Lighting Jack-o'-lantern Night Pumpkin
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One great tip I saw Hilda mention was instead of taping off parts you can press playdough onto your blowmold. I remember how tedious it was for me to paint an item that had a lot of curves and couldn't get a crisp edge on some spots. The dough would have been so much easier.
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