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What kinds of paint should I use?

The best paint to use is regular house paint like you buy at the hardware store. Quality of the paint is irrelevant, so buy the cheapest you can find. Some discount stores have generic brands for as little as $9/gallon. Better yet, ask if they have s shelf for returned or mismatched paint – usually 50% off.Both acrylic and latex paint are water based so cleanup is very easy, and come in various finishes like gloss, semi-gloss and matte. Latex paint is rubbery when dry and maybe a little better as a protective layer that can repel water and make for easy clean-up of birthday cake frosting and sticky ice cream fingers.

To learn more about painting your project, read my Instructions.