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#1 BadCat

Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:54 PM

I've decided that for the kids that will be at our house for NYE I'm going to give them paint and brushes and have them paint a massive wall in my garden with whatever takes their fancy.   unsure.gif

I hope it's not too ugly because it's about 4 metres high and 6 metres wide.

Anyway, the question now is where I am going to get paint that won't cost me an arm and a leg?  

Suggestions anyone?

Edited by BadCat, 18 December 2012 - 02:54 PM.


#2 désir d'amour

Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:55 PM

I got a container of school sized paint from a newsagents for about $30 for 3?L

#3 FeralDancesHere

Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:59 PM

I'd try your local bunnings or similar and see if they have any sample pots that have already been made up.

I have managed to get some great paint really cheap that way. Otherwise you could request sample pots in your colours since I gather it will need to be outdoor paints.

#4 Leggy

Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:01 PM

And most importantly...make sure you post some pics here when they're done!

#5 Puffin

Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:02 PM

You can have any of the gazillion tins of paint left in our shed when we moved into this house...

#6 Paddlepop

Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:04 PM

Mis-tints and unwanted sample pots at Bunnings or another hardware store.

You are very brave! Remember, we will need pictures once they have painted it.

#7 Baggy

Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:05 PM

That sounds like so much fun!

Please post photos afterwards biggrin.gif

#8 BadCat

Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:08 PM

Bunnings mistints is a great idea.  Thanks.

I'll try to remember to do pics for you all.  original.gif  Assuming the kids go for it of course.  They might just go meh and walk away.  laughing2.gif

#9 Steggles

Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:09 PM

If you have a glass door at home let your kids loose with washable paint and hose down afterwards wink.gif Obviously the outside side.

#10 JustBeige

Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:16 PM

QUOTE (BadCat @ 18/12/2012, 04:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Bunnings mistints is a great idea.  Thanks.

I'll try to remember to do pics for you all.  original.gif  Assuming the kids go for it of course.  They might just go meh and walk away.  laughing2.gif

Dont forget to check that you are using all was out in water acrylics.

Also put the word out for neighbours and friends that might have different colours sitting around at home.

I would also suggest using primary colours and tinting them with poster paint - cheap from the $2 shops.

One last thing.  You might want to consider sealing it if they do a good enough job.

#11 Excentrique Feral

Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:27 PM

Maybe you should also provide some old clothes for them original.gif

#12 BadCat

Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:28 PM

I was just wondering how much I could get overalls for.

#13 BadCat

Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:34 PM

Thanks TZ.  Pity they don't come in smaller sizes.  I need a range to fit 7 - 14 year olds.  I might just suggest they bring some clothes they've outgrown and don't mind if they get ruined.

Edited by BadCat, 18 December 2012 - 06:35 PM.


#14 Last Goodbye

Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:42 PM

Can I suggest that they brainstorm first and come up with a design rather than just go for it.  If they just go hell for leather you'll more than likely end up with a hodge podge of different colours mixed into various shades of brown.

#15 désir d'amour

Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:44 PM

Paint in the nude. Problem solved.  Hose off after - perfect for summer!

#16 BadCat

Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:58 PM

LOL, I think the 13 and 14 year old girls might prefer not to get naked with the 11 and 12 year old boys.

#17 BadCat

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:00 PM

QUOTE (Last Goodbye @ 18/12/2012, 07:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can I suggest that they brainstorm first and come up with a design rather than just go for it.  If they just go hell for leather you'll more than likely end up with a hodge podge of different colours mixed into various shades of brown.


I'm currently debating whether to let them come up with a design that they all work together or whether to give them sections of their own to paint whatever they will.  My DS for example has promised to paint a radioactive pancake, whatever that might look like.   unsure.gif

#18 Kay1

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:03 PM

LOL!! I think I'd do the group project in that case. Or maybe they could do a self portrait each, for posterity. original.gif Great idea BTW. You can always paint over it if its awful.

#19 Batmansunderpants

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:05 PM

Spray paint may be cheap?

#20 1975ladybug

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:06 PM

Try your local vinnies for overalls

#21 adl

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:07 PM

Besides Bunnings try the paint stores as well..

Good luck and sounds really fun...perhaps drawing a plan on butcher paper first???

#22 Chelli

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:08 PM

I think it's a great idea and I'd love to see the results original.gif

#23 jayskette

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:11 PM

what about chalkboard paint, then get the kids chalk?

#24 KT1978

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:11 PM

My dd did a beautiful painting using 10 years worth of sample pots.

She did it on a canvas.

The problem with some suggestions here is if you don't pressure clean the wall and use the right paint, it might just peel.  Also a brick wall will soak up lots of paint - maybe pressure clean then undercoat with a paint/water mixture (that's what our renderers recommended to seal it).  And then make sure they have outdoor paint.

Asking others for old paint is a good idea. Many people have some in their garages.

#25 MotherClucker

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:16 PM

I vote self portraits!!!




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