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Which paint would you recommend to use on this pumpkin?

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I use krylon fusion spray paint (Ace/True value/lowes) the orange is very close to generafoam orange color. Make sure your mold is very clean. Be careful not to remove paint. I also use blue painter tap or green painter tape.

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I should have put more details in. The pumpkin I attached above is one I pick up at GF last year. It just happened to be the someone the guy above has. Attached is some touched up pumpkins I did 5 years ago they are sequences with the music. The pumpkins are screwed to the 2x6 board and a C7 bulb is in each with all 15 pumpkins being controlled by LOR controller. I did this for quick install and removal on the front porch rail. So , some in the picture appear brighter than others that is because they fade off-on-dim to the music. I had others that were like the large one above but Halloween thieves 2 years ago stole them out of my yard. As well as hit 14 other house in the area with Halloween displays. Basically the large pumpkins I had 25 watt bulbs in after touching them up with Spray paint I changed them to 40 watt bulbs to make up the difference in light output compared to the others in the yard that had not been touched up. Key take away is to have the blow mold lit up so that you can tell were you need to add more paint to or stop adding paint. I only do very light coats until I get the desired look. My rule is only one coat per day. What you don't want is runs or a lot of thick paint or to get into a rush. Hope this helps.

Also since I live in the South it is very sunny and when I get a new blow mold I will spray a UV clear coat (Krylon clear gloss UV) on it to help control the sun fade issues. Any time I repaint a blow mold the last step is to apply clear gloss UV coat.

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On 9/10/2018 at 11:15 AM, Scott Rob said:

Also since I live in the South it is very sunny and when I get a new blow mold I will spray a UV clear coat (Krylon clear gloss UV) on it to help control the sun fade issues. Any time I repaint a blow mold the last step is to apply clear gloss UV coat.

I'm in the South too although a bit north of you in Arkansas.  Where do you buy the Krylon UV clear?  I've only seen it at Michael's and it was really expensive.

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I get mine at ACE hardware $5.99 for a 11-12oz can. True value hardware has it for same price. My Lowe’s also carriers the matte for 4.99. I only use the clear gloss UV I like the way it looks more than matte.

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