2020-09-28

Painting Handmade Toy Pickup Trucks With Pumpkin Orange and Black Acrylic Paint


 

When I saw the jar of Pumpkin Orange acrylic paint in the store, I could not resist. If you have ever painted anything with orange paint, you know, it has coverage issues due to its semi-transparent nature. It can take many paint coats before you get enough coverage that you can't see the underlying substrate through the orange paint. Even then, the color may not be as bright as you might like.


Apple Barrel Pumpkin Orange Paint
Apple Barrel Pumpkin Orange Paint


If you are painting something dark, the result may not be the bright orange you are expecting. To remedy this, you need a white base.

Handmade Wood Toy Toy Pickup Truck First Coat Of Pumpkin Orange Paint On White Primer
Handmade Wood Toy Toy Pickup Truck First Coat Of Pumpkin Orange Paint On White Primer


A sandable white primer is what you need for the first few coats, but you can get by with white paint. In this case, you want a pure white, not some off-white or eggshell color. What the white primer does is create a smooth reflective background for the orange paint. Apply as many coats as it takes to get complete coverage with the white primer sanding lightly between coats. Then start applying the orange and sand lightly between coats. The paint must be bone dry between coats.

Handmade Wood Toy Toy Pickup Truck Second Coat Of Pumpkin Orange Paint On White Primer
Handmade Wood Toy Toy Pickup Truck Second Coat Of Pumpkin Orange Paint On White Primer


When you can no longer see the white primer showing through the orange paint, you are done. Now you can leave it as is or add the top coat of your choice.

Handmade Wood Toy Toy Pickup Truck Third Coat Of Pumpkin Orange Paint On White Primer
Handmade Wood Toy Toy Pickup Truck Third Coat Of Pumpkin Orange Paint On White Primer

Handmade Wood Toy Toy Pickup Truck Fourth Coat Of Pumpkin Orange Paint On White Primer
Handmade Wood Toy Toy Pickup Truck Fourth Coat Of Pumpkin Orange Paint On White Primer

Handmade Wood Toy Toy Pickup Truck Pumpkin Orange Paint Finished
Handmade Wood Toy Toy Pickup Truck Pumpkin Orange Paint Finished

Handmade Wood Toy Toy Pickup Truck Pumpkin Orange Paint Finished
Handmade Wood Toy Toy Pickup Truck Pumpkin Orange Paint Finished

Handmade Wood Toy Toy Pickup Truck Pumpkin Orange Paint Finished
Handmade Wood Toy Toy Pickup Truck Pumpkin Orange Paint Finished