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How to Paint Your 3D Prints

Posted by John Marello on

Learn How to Paint Your 3D Prints Like a Pro!

Learning to paint your 3D printed parts will enable you to create looks-like prototypes, detailed miniatures, and a variety of other visually accurate models. Navigating the various different materials and techniques can be intimidating, and in this post you’ll learn all of the steps needed to paint your parts from start to finish.

Printing

Starting with a detailed and well-printed model will make the rest of the painting process easier and improve your final results. Your printed model should be smooth and devoid of artifacts prior to painting. For FDM printers with large layer heights, sanding the entire model might be necessary prior to painting to make certain that that the layering isn’t visible. A heavy primer can be used as an alternative to sanding, though this might obscure any intricate details in your part.

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