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RE: painting on metal

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From: Margaret Jones (myj_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Aug 14 2002 - 14:55:58 PDT


Leah, Use a metal primer first then you can paint on them with acrylic
paint. Use a good quality acrylic. After you finish, spray on an acrylic
spray. They should last a long time in the weather.
Hope this helps, Margaret in GA.

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From: artappeal [mailto:artappeal@attbi.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2002 4:21 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: painting on metal

Hi! My principal has asked if my 5th grade art club would paint some
metal
garbage cans for a local park. I said yes because my club loves doing
public service projects. However, I'm not sure how to paint the cans so
they will last in the outdoor elements of southwestern Pennsylvania.
Any
tips?

Thanks, Leah

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