View Full Version : Coloring Silicone
08-10-2011, 08:52 PM
Anyone have any ideas on how to color Silicone? According to the guy at Menards cant be done but Im thinking he must be wrong and he just dosnt know it!!!
08-10-2011, 09:06 PM
You can use artist's oil colors, like Liquitex or equivalent..Just use the least amount needed & mix well.
08-10-2011, 09:08 PM
I don't have the answer but I'm interested myself. I think I might make a batch of tube silicone like for caulking with a pigment and some paint thinner and see how it dries. From the how to video I watched, each color has to begin with more of the silcone mix then tinted and painted on. Thinned with a solvent t make it more fluid.
08-10-2011, 10:31 PM
you can also use silicone tints.
http://www.shop.brickintheyard.com/Silicone-Pigment-8-Color-Palette-SiPi8.htm They work great.
04-23-2012, 03:04 PM
I have colored silicone that come ouit of the caulking tube. I use acrylic paint once I sqeezed the silicone from the tube and mixed the silicone and the acrylic paint together. If you want the mixture thinner you can add Naptha to it. The silicone I use is GE Walmart $3.00 tube. It work great. But Allen can is the best on the details.
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