Once again, paint has been the issue with my custom Blythe. I am transforming Blythe (clone to be specific) into a Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas. This time I thought I covered my bases.
I made sure to buy paint that said most plastics, tested it, sanded the Pure Neemo body, washed the body and still disaster. I even waited between coats- days and even weeks.
I thought I was putting the last coat of paint on yesterday. I put some pieces together and the paint slid right off. Gah.
I looked on Flickr and Google for some answers. I found a nice "How to Paint on Plastic" tutorial and on Flickr observed that someone used plain Krylon (not Fusion) on her Pure Neemo.
So, last night I started scrubbing- yes, scrubbing - off the paint. It is pealing right off for most part.
I think I figured out the culprit of my disastrous experience.
My husband, daughter, and I went to pick up a few household goods from the store. One of the goods was dish soap. I grabbed Gain or something. My husband said he preferred our previous soap. Guess what it was- Dawn Hand Renewal with Olay Beauty.
Okay, so I am assuming the soap put a oily lotion film onto my doll body and that is the problem.
Well, that is at least what I am hoping.
I am sanding the rest of the paint off and washing the body with a different soap.
I am going to use Krylon Indoor/Outdoor.
Wish me luck.