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I'm trying to make hills out of the pink foam inslation but when I tried to use some spray on primer I got a really cool melting effect, but no color. What type of paint should I use to stop the "melting" effect.

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You'll need to avoid sprays in general. It'a the chemicals used in the propellants that are melting your foam as I recall.

 

Get your self some big bottles of craft acrylic paint to basecoat the foam and you'll be good to go.

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go to Home depot (or local equiv.) and get some latex house paint. there is usually two or three cans of a grey in the "orphan" section. paint that no-one wants because its not the right shade or whatever. usually it's cheap $2-$3 gallon.

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If you are dead set on spray-painting your hills, you can prevent the melting effects by applying (via brush) a coat of thinned down Elmer's glue. Course, if you are going to go through that much work, you might as well apply the paint with the brush instead.

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Go to Michaels arts and Crafts and get "Design Master" spray paint. You'll be fine. Its about $5 a pop so it would be cheaper to use brush on but you don't have the cleanup.

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Most spraypaints contain butane as a propellant thats what's melting the foam. There is a paint called Simply Suade that doesnt melt foam and also gives it a light texture. They also make a stone fleck paint that looks ok. I've heard that Testors Model Master sprays don't melt foam either, but I've never tried it.

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I'll second the suggestion of using a coat of thinned PVA glue on whatever it is you're spraying. You have to make it a pretty thorough coat though or you can end up with pock marks all over it if not careful.

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