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Gary Adams April 6th, 2007 09:28 AM

Spraypaint on walls help?
Hi everyone - my current project calls for the interior of a bedroom to have some words sprayed on the walls. Obviously I don't want to use actual spraypaint, so I was wondering if anybody knew of any techniques to achieve this effect?


Travis Binkle April 6th, 2007 11:11 AM

If you're using just static shots and not moving the camera around in the room, you may want to photoshop the graphics on the walls; and really depending on what programs you use, you could even track them with some camera movement. Adding actors to the mix, will complicate it a bit, but you can do it.

Bill Ball April 8th, 2007 08:26 AM

I the walls are white you could try painting on white paper and then carfully taping it up. Otherwise you could try paiting on matte clear plastic. Just be careful of reflections. Mostly you should budget (time and cost) for a repaint of the room if you need to put up a lot of words.

Gary Adams April 8th, 2007 12:53 PM

Heh, the budget is 0 and it's in a rented room... I think that I shall shoot the scene twice: once without anything on the wall so I can insert the message in post, and once with the message panted onto clear plastic. Then I can choose which method turns out the best results.

Thanks for the help :)

Marcus Marchesseault April 10th, 2007 04:26 AM

There is a product sold around Halloween that is a temporary hair coloring that is supposed to easily wash out. It is a spray, so maybe it will stick to a wall? It is very inexpensive and a pre-test should tell you if it will work.

Tim OBrien April 10th, 2007 08:35 AM

Go to the local costume shop or hardware store.

Ask for water-based spraypaint that can be washed off.

You could also try to find a large mirror or picture to hang on the wall temporarily and spraypaint THAT.

Kevin Randolph April 10th, 2007 04:14 PM

I know you said that your budget is 0, but if you could scape together a few bucks (quid?), but maybe see about buying a roll of seamless paper and cutting it to fit the wall. At about 3 meters wide I would think that it should cover all of the wall that would be in frame. Just a thought...

Gary Adams April 13th, 2007 04:42 AM

Thanks for all the useful replies. Luckily I'm not filming this for another couple of months, so I've got plenty of time to experiement with the suggested techniques.

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