Need help painting (White over red painted wood)

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  1. DX7879

    DX7879 Captain of Strawhats

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    I'm having troubles painting a red colored wooden sword white. Every white spray can I tried ends up turning pink when sprayed on. I tried white Primer also which did nothing, and even tried spray painting it black first, and then white after, which still showed up pink.

    Anyone have any painting tips?
     
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    Cellulose auto-spray primer maybe? Not sure if all primers are made of the same stuff. Its what I use to prime my model kits before painting, very useful and it accepts all types of paint, enamel, acrylic, etc.
     
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    What it sounds like to me is the wood may be sucking the paint into it, I personally would try a latex paint, that is if Godziboy's suggestion doesn't work. I had the same problem with sparring sword my brother gave me, but I forget what paint I used.
     
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    ^Latex paint sounds like a good option. I'd try that first before my suggestion.
     
  5. DX7879

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    Thanks, I'll try latex paint. I was surprised when the black showed up fine, and then the white over the black showed up pink...
     
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    You need a stain blocker of sorts. Depending on what product was used for the red, it might just continue to bleeed through. Get an oil stain blocker and jump to a white latex primer, then paint.
     
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    I think it is strange that the wood seems to be absorbing and/or bleeding, effectively changing the color. Are you waiting long enough between coats, or is the wood a porous wood?

    You may benefit from using binz or kilz, or a primer specifically for wood which shouldn't be that expensive. There are also paints that Home Depot and Lowes sell that will let you easily paint over wood.

    Either way, I also think you need to use a grey or light grey primer and you are going to need a couple of coats. Then put a couple of coats of white over it. You need a neutral or lighter base primer so that the topcoat will pick up the lighter tint, otherwise the top coat will be dark.
     
  8. DX7879

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    Lol, forgot to respond back to this topic, but the latex paint worked great! Will post pictures when the swords are all done :D 
     

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