Polyresin statues are made from a hard resin compound that is easily moulded into intricate shapes with fine details. Sometimes referred to as resin statues, these items are suited for paint; however, to ensure a lasting finish, you should employ specific preparation techniques, or you could end up having to repaint after a few months. Take the time to enhance the polyresin's adhesive characteristics or finish failure may result. Apply a specific type of paint that will remain durable despite consistent handling.
Things you need
Water-based degreasing soap
Canvas dust sheet
Acrylic spray primer
Acrylic spray enamel
Wash unseen hand oils and dust from your resin statue, using a water-based soap and a sponge. Work the soap into small detailed areas or these spots may shed primer. Rinse the statue with wet rags. Let the polyresin dry for two hours.
Abrade smooth resin statues to ensure adequate adhesion. Sand slick polyresin until it feels rough. Do not sand alabastrite polyresin.
Set the resin statue on a canvas dust sheet.
Coat the resin statue with acrylic spray primer. Prevent the primer from running or sagging down the statue by maintaining 8 inches between the polyresin and spray tip. Let the polyresin dry for two hours.
Generate a solid, uniform finish by coating the resin statue with any colour of acrylic spray enamel. Prevent the enamel from running or sagging down the statue by maintaining 8 inches between the polyresin and spray tip. Let the polyresin dry for two hours.
Add details to the resin statue by applying acrylic enamel, using craft brushes. Let the finished polyresin dry for two hours.
Things you need
- Water-based degreasing soap
- Coarse sponge
- 100-grit sandpaper
- Canvas dust sheet
- Acrylic spray primer
- Acrylic spray enamel
- Craft brushes
- Acrylic enamel