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Re:Painting Latex 8 Years, 4 Months ago Karma: 1  
Alex,

You will generally get better results if you strip the latex from the part of the prop that you wish to repaint. You could just repaint over the top but if the weapon has been properly finished (isoflexed etc.) then the latex will not adhere as well as it otherwise would and may well begin to flake off after a while. If there are any details they may well be obscured if you don't remove the old latex as more coats is better than less.

Cheapo acrylics from any hobby store are fine for colouring it (remember that the colour will change as it dries though, the colour underneath will have an effect on the final shade too). Games Workshop paints are good as they high a high pigment content - they are considerably more expensive than hobby paints but most of us have it lying around so it is ideal for colours you may only use occasionally. I've heard that ink is also very good but have not used it myself - again lots of pigment in ink usually so strong colours should result.

A very light coat of matt varnish sprayed over the top will remove the shininess of the isoflex - again I've used hobby varnishes designed for model making in the past. Don't go too heavy with it though or it will crack.
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