What kind of paint are you using for your Bad Bob's Custom Motors cars?

Wooden Toy Cars - Bad Bob's Custom Motors
Bad Bob's Custom Motors

I use a variety of paints from various sources. I like the acrylic house paints the best. All of the paints are nontoxic when cured.

 I like to use a white primer to seal the wood and make the colors pop. In this case, I am using Zinsser B-I-N shellac based primer.

 I prefer to use an airbrush for painting toys but, I have to paint outdoors, and the weather where I live does not cooperate, and I have to wait or use a brush. I used an airbrush for these wooden toy cars. My airbrush is a Badger Anthem 155.

 I prefer acrylics over all other paints. They clean up easily, cover well, and are readily available in a vast array of colors. To clean, I flood with water to get rid of the bulk of the paint. The remaining paint is easily removed with ammonia-based cleaners such as window cleaner. I use household$ ammonia to remove dried paint.

 I used the following to paint these wooden toy car bodies.

Pink - Behr Acrylic House Paint
Green - Apple Barrel Gloss Green Acrylic Craft Paint
Blue - Behr Acrylic House Paint - Oops Paint
Yellow - Createx - Airbrush Paint
Red - Apple Barrel Bright Fed Acrylic Craft Paint
Lavender - Behr Acrylic House Paint - Oops Paint
Primer - Zinsser B-I-N



Pink - Behr Acrylic House Paint






Green - Apple Barrel Gloss Green Acrylic Craft Paint





Blue - Behr Acrylic House Paint - Oops Paint





Yellow - Createx - Airbrush Paint





Red - Apple Barrel Bright Fed Acrylic Craft Paint





Lavender - Behr Acrylic House Paint - Oops Paint

Lavender - Behr Acrylic House Paint - Oops Paint

Primer - Zinsser B-I-N



Comments

  1. How do you support the cars on the dowel rods? Thanks.

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  2. For these I drill a hole in the bottom and glue a dowel into the hole. When I'm finished I cut the dowel off flush with the bottom using a flush cut saw and touch up the paint if I feel it is necessary. For lighter bodies I insert the dowel into the axle hole.

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