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Painting question

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    Painting question

    My son wants a camouflage room. I need help with ideas on how to paint it. ACU digital is the color and scheme. Anyone ever done anything like this before?
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    Considering that ACU digi's, are composed of pixles/small squares. Id first determine the size of squares wanted. Then an exacto knife/box cutters and cut squares in a cardboard box. Start by painting the entire room with the coyote tan/light tan, then use the stencil to impliment the olive green and brown squares. And remember over lap is ok.

    * Note. Squares should be atleast a smaller size less than 6". But thats my opinion
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    I'm thinking small explosives, tied to brown, green and grey paint cans...
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    Look for wallpaper
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    Paint the base color first, as mentioned before. In coyote tan or similar, use a roller. For the greens (2shades), get paint pads.

    The paint pads are like fuzzy 3X5 cards, with a handle. If you want smaller "pixels" you could cut out "stair steps" from the pads. Press and SLIGHTLY wiggle the pad. Wiggling just enough to make sure all the paint transfers to the wall.

    THIS WILL BE VERY TEDIOUS WORK. if you look at digit camo all the pixels are level, and perpendicular!
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    Wait until June. Find some college kids in need of work. Pay them $50 bucks a day to do it, and save yourself the headache.
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    Did a little searching and came up with this thread:

    painting a room in digital camo ? - Pirate4x4.Com


    I think you'd be better off trying to copy the vehicle camo over the painted camo they did. I think with something as big as a room the oversized squares would look better. You could also just buy a bunch of fabric and use it as wallpaper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thephanatik View Post
    Did a little searching and came up with this thread:

    painting a room in digital camo ? - Pirate4x4.Com


    I think you'd be better off trying to copy the vehicle camo over the painted camo they did. I think with something as big as a room the oversized squares would look better. You could also just buy a bunch of fabric and use it as wallpaper.
    Yeah, the jeep looks MUCH better than the room in the first page of that thread.

    I like the "enlarged" size of the pixels on it, better too. That would make using the pad unaltered work. And that would make the process less tedious.

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    That jeep is cool.
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    atctimmy - Forget counting sheep. You are going to be counting little squares jumping over the fence by the time you get that project finished and it's time to go to sleep.

    Suggestion: If you are going to be taping patterns off on a wall and using latex paint then invest in some FROG TAPE - It looks like that blue painting/masking type tape but, it's green and has special adhesive that will not allow water based paints to bleed under it. You'll end up with perfect hard lines when you pull off that FROG tape.

    http://www.frogtape.com/
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    I've done 3 rooms in specialty paint schemes. It's a lot of work. But we really like how it looks. It's different that's for sure. If you've got the patience for it, give it a shoot. I did my master bedroom and bath in different colors of Ralph Lauren Suede faux finishes, one red and one brown. And sponged one daughters room in 2 colors of pink. Once I bought a house I decided I did not want any more walls "rental property white".
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    Quote Originally Posted by chiefjason View Post
    I've done 3 rooms in specialty paint schemes. It's a lot of work. But we really like how it looks. It's different that's for sure. If you've got the patience for it, give it a shoot. I did my master bedroom and bath in different colors of Ralph Lauren Suede faux finishes, one red and one brown. And sponged one daughters room in 2 colors of pink. Once I bought a house I decided I did not want any more walls "rental property white".
    It's all good, until you want to sell... then "rental property white" it is...
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    Your son "wants" a cammo room? Tell him when he is old enough he can get his own place and paint it anything he wants.

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    If you want to go the stencil route... I think I've found the answer... I think the sheets are magnetic... but you could put double stick tape on the back...

    Truck Stencils - At Home Do it Yourself Camouflage Kits for Trucks and other Vehicles - Great for Hunters and Outdoorsmen
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    Quote Originally Posted by RKflorida View Post
    Your son "wants" a cammo room? Tell him when he is old enough he can get his own place and paint it anything he wants.
    I think I had a camo room in college, but I can't remember. I think we used Krylon.

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