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Hi all! I'm making a dio right now and I was wondering what paints are safe when coloring a surface with vinyl spackling. I used DAP's Vinyl Spackling for the project I'm working on.

Are acrylics and enamels safe? I am new to painting and I would love to hear opinions from experienced enthusiasts. Hope to hear from you soon!:thanks
 

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Acrylics (water base) are safest but may not last long. You can test a small patch and see how it holds up before going further.

Enamel has the possibility of "melting" vinyl surfaces and sometimes "never dry" properly which results in a soft wet surface. But if it adheres and dries, it is pretty tough.
 

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Acrylics (water base) are safest but may not last long. You can test a small patch and see how it holds up before going further.

Enamel has the possibility of "melting" vinyl surfaces and sometimes "never dry" properly which results in a soft wet surface. But if it adheres and dries, it is pretty tough.
I guess acrylics is the best option for me. But if I sprayed it with dullcote, will that make the paint last? I also forgot to ask, are primers safe too? Coz I'm looking if a Testors Gray Primer will be friendly to the surface.
 
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