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  • How can I paint a surface while avoiding recessed areas?

    I have 3d printed disc with a bit of text and a graphic recessed into it. I want those recessed bits to be white and the rest of the disc white. How can I do the black without catching the recessed parts too? I know I could just hand paint the recesses but I don't have the dexterity to do so.

    Any advice would be great!

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    Hi, if you mean the graphic which is recessed white and the disc black or vice versa, If you don’t have the dexterity to paint it, could you create a thinner layer so the recessed image is then a hole of the same shape and size and glue it onto a disc of the opposite colour, hence the need not to paint it as the opposite colour would be seen through the holes, the only other thing I could think was a paper stencil, exact size with the image cut out and then spray over it...or pay an artist to paint it in?

    Dave.

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    • #3
      Just thought, what about masking fluid? Cover the bit you want to stay white. Paint the rest black, then peel of the mask.

      Shelley

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      • #4
        I'll give that a try! I didn't know there was such a think. I've been using play-doh with a degree of success lately

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