Spray paint failure... Painting over rubber forever tacky

blake8109

New Member
I used a trick that false nail worker use to apply several coat of nail polish in a short time period: baby oil. It will draw the solvent to the surface.
Just apply the oil with your finger (or dip your entire Baby Yoda head into it) and let it works its magic.
Remove the oil after testing if it's still sticky to the touch. Use a soft cloth. Good luck.
joberg have you tried baby oil on rubber that you spray painted?
 

joberg

Master Member
joberg have you tried baby oil on rubber that you spray painted?
I tried on EVA foam. I had the same problem as you; the paint was forever tacky. I had sprayed my piece on a very humid/hot day (my fault) and the result wasn't good at all. I tried the baby oil trick and it worked. You dip your finger in the oil and dab it on your painted piece until every inch is covered. Don't use a paint brush or a rag; the fabric tend to stick to the piece and the paint brush is no better either. :(
Good luck.;)
 

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