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I saw some neat ideas for making button jewelry, and I've gone through my extensive button stash, and I'm finding that sometimes I have the correct button, but it is the wrong color, so I'm wondering if anyone has ever tried spray painting buttons.

I'm pretty sure that the acrylic paint that I use on other craft projects would not work because it would flake off, but thought maybe some sort of spray paint that we have for outside projects might work. I'm working on making a button necklace, so it wouldn't get the wear and tear that a bracelet might. Any ideas?
Posts: 1305 | Location: Hallsville,MO, USA | Registered: Aug 31, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Spray with a primer first. Then you can paint with acrylic craft paint of any color, and seal with a clear acrylic spray. I haven't used this on buttons, but it works for wood, glass, metal, and many other surfaces.
Posts: 1894 | Location: Indiana | Registered: Oct 12, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Fusion spray paint for plastics would work on any plastic button.

If you use a random spray primer on plastics, make sure the label says safe for plastics, as some can melt/damage them. I have also used Createx airbrush paints on all types of surfaces (and often with a brush, rather than the airbrush). They sell a binder/hardener one can add that works like a primer/glue also.
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Alcohol inks are great for coloring beads and ribbons.
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Thanks for the great responses. I knew I could count on you ladies!
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