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Painting a mask with face/grease paint?

Postby GraveOctober » Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:43 am

Does anyone know the effects of grease paint on a latex mask? Since it's an oil based product, I'm assuming it yellows a bit over time. But my concern is if it does any damage to the latex or changes texture as the oil dries out (crusting, cracking, etc.)? Has anyone ever tried this on a Kirk/Myers replica?

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Re: Painting a mask with face/grease paint?

Postby anth0777 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:52 am

Why would you even consider that an option :lol:
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Re: Painting a mask with face/grease paint?

Postby Kirk Magnum » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:20 am

GraveOctober wrote:Does anyone know the effects of grease paint on a latex mask? Since it's an oil based product, I'm assuming it yellows a bit over time. But my concern is if it does any damage to the latex or changes texture as the oil dries out (crusting, cracking, etc.)? Has anyone ever tried this on a Kirk/Myers replica?

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Now, I heard...that they used white clown grease paint for some touch ups on the original masks because the original paint was chipping off and they wanted something more tackier to stick to the latex. This makes makes total sense because a few years later the mask was yellowing while it was under Debra Hills bed. Again, let me repeat this...Debra Hill was NOT a smoker and as a matter of fact, she was a stench NON-SMOKER and converted several people over to non-smoking.

But yes, grease paint would harm latex and is not advised.
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Re: Painting a mask with face/grease paint?

Postby HalloweeNMyers » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:23 am

I think your best bet would be to use acrylic paint....

It is a B**** to take off though. LOL
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Re: Painting a mask with face/grease paint?

Postby anth0777 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:37 am

Kirk Magnum wrote:

Now, I heard...that they used white clown grease paint for some touch ups on the original masks because the original paint was chipping off and they wanted something more tackier to stick to the latex. This makes makes total sense because a few years later the mask was yellowing while it was under Debra Hills bed.


Where did you hear this from ?
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Re: Painting a mask with face/grease paint?

Postby WarLocK » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:31 am

DO NOT... I repeat... DO NOT use greasepaint. I tried it for the helluv it after rumors surfaced that the original hero was painted with it years ago. The stuff will not adhere to latex and easily rubs off. It's just messy and no fun to work with. And I'm sure if left on for enough time may start to eat away at the latex. Stick w/ acrylic/latex/rcp based mixes.
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Re: Painting a mask with face/grease paint?

Postby anth0777 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:37 am

Why the hell anyone would want to risk that based on a rumour is beyond me.of course it's going to rot the latex,but hey it was what was on the Hero then who cares :roll: sorry for sounding like a smarmy T*** but just stating the obvious.lol
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Re: Painting a mask with face/grease paint?

Postby mtlongy » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:52 am

anth0777 wrote:Why would you even consider that an option :lol:

My thoughts exactly :lol:
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Re: Painting a mask with face/grease paint?

Postby GraveOctober » Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:58 pm

I'm just entertaining a theory, relax.

Thanks for the response Billy. We actually painted a friend's St. Nick with clown white and it was closer and more authentic than anything I had seen.
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Re: Painting a mask with face/grease paint?

Postby mtlongy » Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:31 pm

nah man i respect the question, its just that it isn't A- as permanent as acrylic/paint and B- as safe for the latex as acrylic and paint although it may look pretty authentic to you its just not ideal at all
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Re: Painting a mask with face/grease paint?

Postby GraveOctober » Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:47 pm

mtlongy wrote:nah man i respect the question, its just that it isn't A- as permanent as acrylic/paint and B- as safe for the latex as acrylic and paint although it may look pretty authentic to you its just not ideal at all


I'm aware, thanks for your input.

I'm not recommending anyone uses it on their expensive, hard earned replicas. It's a risky idea, but it'd be cool if someone explored it.
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Re: Painting a mask with face/grease paint?

Postby mtlongy » Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:17 pm

GraveOctober wrote:
mtlongy wrote:nah man i respect the question, its just that it isn't A- as permanent as acrylic/paint and B- as safe for the latex as acrylic and paint although it may look pretty authentic to you its just not ideal at all


I'm aware, thanks for your input.

I'm not recommending anyone uses it on their expensive, hard earned replicas. It's a risky idea, but it'd be cool if someone explored it.

Yeah if you want to try it out maybe buy a DP, paint it flesh to start with and try it on that perhaps? :)
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Re: Painting a mask with face/grease paint?

Postby myerspimp81 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:21 pm

There's rubber mask grease paints, they're completely fine to use. Can be sealed to make it more permanent.
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Re: Painting a mask with face/grease paint?

Postby puckface » Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:48 pm

When I was younger, I used cheap makeup on my DP Myers to accent the features. It was costume makeup, something that came in an army makeup set, I think. Black, green, brown, etc....

A short couple of years later, the mask quickly began to rot directly where the makeup was applied. The oils must have finally worked their magic.
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Re: Painting a mask with face/grease paint?

Postby mtlongy » Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:55 pm

puckface wrote:When I was younger, I used cheap makeup on my DP Myers to accent the features. It was costume makeup, something that came in an army makeup set, I think. Black, green, brown, etc....

A short couple of years later, the mask quickly began to rot directly where the makeup was applied. The oils must have finally worked their magic.

Defo some good info there for people who are querying this. :)
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