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    Default Gnome emergency - help needed!

    We just been out doing a bit of tidying and pruning in the warm sunshine. It feels like spring is just around the corner.

    To my horror though I discovered I have a gnome emergency situation!!!

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    Sir Mortimer (don't ask! ) is looking very dishevelled and obviously needs a bit of touching up! Can anyone suggest what paint to use bearing in mind I don't want 5l of every colour needed!
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    Sample pots? I don't know if they do them for outdoor paints though (It's a long time since I worked in Great Mills )
    I think at the paint-mixing bit, you can get sample pots made up of gloss paints though, so that might be worth a go.

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    I would use Plasti-cote fast dry enamel. You can get it in little jars at B&Q etc.










    Well i would, if I had a dishevelled gnome. Which I don't. I have a Gollum. But he isn't painted, he's naked.


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    You could go to a shop that sells airfix and other DIY models, they do little pots of paint for modelling looks like you'll need a fair bit of red though. I had to ask - Sir Mortimer???
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    Aww, poor little fella, looks like someone's been playing football with his head, does someone in your family not like him?
    I'd go along with the others, those little pots of Plasticote enamel are great or if you have any odd tins of paint or small sample pots (emulsion would do), that aren't the right colours, you could buy a couple of tubes of acrylic artists paint & mix them in to get the right colour & seal with a coat or two of clear varnish.
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    Artist's or craft acrylics would probably work well or the 'airfix' type paint for models (I'd go for the acrylics if you can find a craft shop that sells them, it's a lot easier to clean them off the brushes)
    Flowers come in too many colours to see the world in black-and-white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HayleyB
    ...I had to ask - Sir Mortimer???
    Errr, well unfortunately its not very silly, he was given to us by an eminent archaeologist and so we decided to name him after another...Sir Mortimer Wheeler. He wasn't a gnome at all but a bit of a 'giant' in his profession!

    Will keep an eye out for some Plasticote stuff. Not seen the little tins of Airfix paint since my brother stopped making model aircraft!
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    Did see an acrylic paint set - about 10 different colours for a silly price, it was in either Aldi or Netto last week, but I cant remember which. Still, at my age, who am I is sometimes a difficult question.

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