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What are some tips for making hand-painted gourds?

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Tips for making hand-painted gourds include cleaning the gourds with a bleach solution, sanding off imperfections and priming the gourds using oil or latex based primer. These tips ensure a more polished, longer lasting gourd.

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Make a bleach solution using one part bleach to every 10 parts water. Dip a bristle brush into the solution, and thoroughly clean the gourds to remove dirt and mildew. Allow the gourds to completely dry before painting.

Use fine grit sandpaper to sand off any imperfections on the gourds. This makes each finished gourd have a more elegant shape. Priming the gourd slows the decaying process of the gourd.

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