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Slate

by Kathy Smith
(Havre de Grace, Maryland)

What paint is good for painting on slate?
Old shingles
Should I use gesso to make the surface easier to hold the paint?

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Oct 24, 2016
Painting Slate
by: Cheryl

I love painting on slate!!! Just wash the shingles in hot soapy water, rinse and wipe down with rubbing alcohol to be sure they are very clean.

Good quality acrylic paint adheres very well to slate without you having to gesso or seal it. When you're done with the painting, varnish to protect your work.

Have fun!

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