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How to remove Monster High factory paint, by eyepins How to remove Monster High factory paint, by eyepins
I've been asked a few times and seen plenty of people asking otherwise, how do you remove an MH doll's factory paint. So here's a basic guide to getting your MH doll ready for customising (。・ω・。)

Tutorials on how to design your repaint and how to go about the process of making it over to come soon!

Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions/
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:iconmysteriouskirsty:
MysteriousKirsty Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Student Photographer
My doll's factory paint won't come off, it just moves around the doll and my cotton bud isn't getting any of the paint off. I followed the tutorial. I'm using nail polish remover. What should I do?
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Sonkisonki Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You need acetone. Dont waste time with nail polish, acetone will wipe it. Just be sure you're wearing mask and gloves.
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:iconmysteriouskirsty:
MysteriousKirsty Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student Photographer
Ah thank you. ^-^ Yup i have gloves ready for it. Used acetone before in college.  
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:iconsonkisonki:
Sonkisonki Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
After I wrote that I saw that you gave the question at the end of July. Nobody told you since? 
If you need any other answers let me know.
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:iconmysteriouskirsty:
MysteriousKirsty Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student Photographer
I did some searching around. 
Thanks. 
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:iconayame229:
ayame229 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
What can you use to change the color of the skin?
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:iconorigamikat:
OrigamiKat Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
i would prob say painting the doll's skin??
not with the normal craft paint, but with airbrush paint

just protect the doll's hair if you are gonna do it
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eyepins Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Sorry, I don't do dying! If you search something like 'Monster High dye tutorial' you should find some helpful things.
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:iconayame229:
ayame229 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you
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rm6y7m6 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
If acetone spill ...
do I have any chance to make up for it?
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:iconeyepins:
eyepins Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
If acetone spilled on the doll? I'd say just don't touch it, or rinse it off without touching or rubbing it. It might make the surface slightly grainy, but it's contact that causes the big problems. If you rub, scrub or touch the body when it has acetone on, that's what'll create marks.
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angelflutter2 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student Artist
how do you make up on a monster high doll?this might not matter but I am 12 an need really instructions can you help?
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:iconeyepins:
eyepins Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
I have a step by step of my process here: fav.me/d64he8t
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Kryshna Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I have a question... I just started customizing dolls and I know everyone says to use mr super clear to seal it but I don't really have access to it are there any other good sealants to use that are more easily gotten?
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:iconeyepins:
eyepins Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
I've seen other people in the hobby suggest Testor's Dullcote, and there's some debate about it (and other types of sealants) here: [link]
It is pretty hard to get hold of, but if you're in the US you'll probably be able to find some within the US on eBay or to order without the long wait (I live in Europe and sometimes have to wait five months for it to arrive x__x)
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:iconkryshna:
Kryshna Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thanks. ill prolly just order some msc when I get paid. :)
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CottonKotton Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Artist
Thank so much ^^
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:iconwilliam-adolphe:
william-adolphe Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
thank you sosos much for this!, you make it look so easy! hehe.
I have a question, I want to repaint a high monster dool so badly but I want to paint also the body, can I do that?, what if I make a mistake on the body? ;___; how can I fix that if the acetone can ruin the body??
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:iconeyepins:
eyepins Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
You're welcome! I'm sorry for my very late reply, I was away ;A; I hope it's not too late for me to give my advice on this. What kind of painting on the body did you want to do, a tattoo?
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william-adolphe Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013   Traditional Artist
don't worry! hehehe I haven't been here lately for health issues >.<. well I'm not sure yet, I bought a frankie stain for my first try and the first thing I want to do on the body is to add pink to the fingers and knees and elbows, I want them to look like my drawings: [link]

so, I read that sand the body is a very good idea, then seal it with mrs super clear and do the same thing that you would do to the face D:
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:iconeyepins:
eyepins Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Hmm.. If all you want to do is add some blush to the body, I wouldn't say you need to go through the laborious process of sanding. I blush most of my girls bodies and just give them a base of MSC as usual before starting. Personally I'd advise to blush with powder for something like that rather than painting it ;; so hopefully you wouldn't have any need to use remover on the body.
I hope that helps even a tiny bit ;A; (your art is adorable by the way, must follow *u*)
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william-adolphe Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013   Traditional Artist
oh like, with pastels, right? pastel powder?, I also read that the sanding gives a very smooth touch to the skin D: maybe that plus makes the hard work worth it haha cause then It will combine with the skin of the face, but I also want to add more things like tattos as you said I think I will do the sanding O:

It does help a lot hunn! hehehe :}. awww and thak you so much! hehe you're so kind!! :love:
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SawaraEmily Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Thank you so much!
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:iconeyepins:
eyepins Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
You're most welcome :la:
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skatergreene Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Have you used this method on any other dolls? I have a Disney fairy doll (not tinkerbell but another kind, dolls from the movies) that I'd love to repaint.
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:iconeyepins:
eyepins Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
I've personally also used this technique on Barbies and a Disney Rapunzel doll. Really it just depends what your doll's face is made of. If it's soft vinyl this should work fine on it, though maybe test the remover on a small patch first just to make sure. It'll turn white and start to flake off immediately if it's the wrong material to use it on.
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hubbagum12 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Thank you this really helped me to do two of mine :D
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:iconeyepins:
eyepins Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Yay! Glad it was of help :la:
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frankiegirl9397 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
r you making part 4 :I or r you not :(
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:iconeyepins:
eyepins Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
I am. I had actually taken all the pictures ready to make the next part and then changed my technique :faint: So it'll just be a while longer.
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frankiegirl9397 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
drnit
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betlysquirrely Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I would like to know how to thread or maybe dye the hair to make it even more of a costume or how to make a wig and such? is that possible?

get work here now I can try it out YAY
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:iconeyepins:
eyepins Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
I'm afraid I'm not the person to ask about this. It's possible, but not something I do. If you search for 'rerooting' though, there's plenty of tutorials out there that should help you ^^
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:iconbetlysquirrely:
betlysquirrely Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That's quit alright :3 and thankyou I shall do my research :)
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MT-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
I do a lot of reroots. try == dollyhair.com == they have GREAT hair for rerooting, tools at a good price and a guide to do it in a rather quick fashion. Plus the site sells items for doing making and other things. I have tried my hand a making a wing for a ken and it is working well. It's a matter of shaping a 'cap' of matiral to his head and then sewing hair into it... it's a time consuming effort.
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:iconbetlysquirrely:
betlysquirrely Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
why thankyou I shall take a look into this site asap.
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:iconmt-pictures:
MT-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
You are most welcome. I hope you enjoy it and that it helps.
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sanbanme Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Oh, I needed this so much! Tomorrow I can start my work,and cheat with this! Thank ya!:)
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:iconeyepins:
eyepins Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Awesome : D You're welcome, good luck with your work!
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sanbanme Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
So much luck and time needed :D
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candy-inkdrop Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is very helpful and super easy to get ahold of these items!!!
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TheUkelele Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
Great tips! This is exactly how I do it. For getting out the stuff between the lips, you can just squish the face really hard. I've never had to use a toothpick since doing that.
<3
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eyepins Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Ooh ;; I've never liked to squeeze them super hard just in case it damaged them in some way, but if they're safe to squish around I might have to give that a try!
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kayanah Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Did not know it was so easy! Thanks for sharing. :)
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:iconeyepins:
eyepins Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Right? When you don't know where to start it seems pretty daunting, but it's no trouble at all ^^
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kayanah Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:)
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