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I was wondering if I could dye liquid latex with acrylic paint?, im making a ghost-face mask from scream and i want to make the mask white without having to paint much after casting and cleanup, if acrylic paint doesn’t work well or at all what would you guys recommend? Also what paint should i use for the black points like the eyes, mouth ect, also do you have any recommendations for a first timer on making a latex mask overall. Ps i haven’t made the mold yet.
 

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I was wondering if I could dye liquid latex with acrylic paint?, im making a ghost-face mask from scream and i want to make the mask white without having to paint much after casting and cleanup, if acrylic paint doesn’t work well or at all what would you guys recommend? Also what paint should i use for the black points like the eyes, mouth ect, also do you have any recommendations for a first timer on making a latex mask overall. Ps i haven’t made the mold yet.
What color is the latex?
 

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Welcome to the forum. I don't know much about latex, but paint in general typically isn't a good 'dye'. Since the paint is already a mixture of pigment, binders, bases, carriers, etc, it is hard to then mix that with something else and get any actual good color saturation out of it. I believe they make 'latex pigments' which would be concentrated color so likely a small amount of that would get your latex to the color you want. Plus, being specifically made for the job, no worries about compatibility. You might search that term and see if something suitable comes up.

The only other thing I could say for the acrylic, is try it with a small batch. If you do get the effect you want, then you're set. If not, it was only a small batch!
 

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I was wondering if I could dye liquid latex with acrylic paint?, im making a ghost-face mask from scream and i want to make the mask white without having to paint much after casting and cleanup, if acrylic paint doesn’t work well or at all what would you guys recommend? Also what paint should i use for the black points like the eyes, mouth ect, also do you have any recommendations for a first timer on making a latex mask overall. Ps i haven’t made the mold yet.
Welcome to the forum. I don't know much about latex, but paint in general typically isn't a good 'dye'. Since the paint is already a mixture of pigment, binders, bases, carriers, etc, it is hard to then mix that with something else and get any actual good color saturation out of it. I believe they make 'latex pigments' which would be concentrated color so likely a small amount of that would get your latex to the color you want. Plus, being specifically made for the job, no worries about compatibility. You might search that term and see if something suitable comes up.

The only other thing I could say for the acrylic, is try it with a small batch. If you do get the effect you want, then you're set. If not, it was only a small batch!
Thanks man.😁
 

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I was wondering if I could dye liquid latex with acrylic paint?, im making a ghost-face mask from scream and i want to make the mask white without having to paint much after casting and cleanup, if acrylic paint doesn’t work well or at all what would you guys recommend? Also what paint should i use for the black points like the eyes, mouth ect, also do you have any recommendations for a first timer on making a latex mask overall. Ps i haven’t made the mold yet.
 
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