Floyd's Painting Tips


  • 1. After you have completed your project, scrub carving with dish soap and hot water. Use a tooth brush or small scrub  brush. Rinse with hot water.
  • 2. After carving is dry, give it two light coats of Krylon Matte Finish, #1311 spray. Let dry
  • 3. I use acrylic paint, the cheap brands, whatever is on sale. Use an eye dropper, 1 drop of paint to about 15 to 20 drops of clean water. Mix well in a divided plastic palette. I try to paint wet on wet, your colors blend much better.
  • I use medium flesh for skin tone, tomato spice for blush & lips. All base colors are painted thin. Anything like eyes, eye brows, buttons, buckles are painted with just enough water to make the paint flow.
  • 4. After painting is finished, let it dry, and give one more light coat of Krylon #1311
  • 5. To antique, I use Watco Finishing Wax, 70% Natural 30% Dark, Let stand for a few minutes, wipe off with a rag or paper towel