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Latex Body Painting

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Latex Body Paint

If you are bored of trying old tricks to keep your man’s interest, like sensual underwear, delicious dinners, sexy outfits and romantic dates why not try something new? Even if you just want to surprise your friends with a super original Halloween costume or be the centre of attention next Saturday night, if you are a woman of the 21st century who is not afraid to express herself in original ways I would recommend you try Latex body painting. I think you cannot be more original and definitely you cannot go wrong with latex for adding spice. The fun can start when you are applying it -as the long strokes of cold paint on your body can be very sensous- or when you or your partner are tearing it off your skin to take it off. It is up to you to decide when the fun starts!

Sexy Devil costume made with Liquid Latex Fashions Body Paint Costume Kit from Liquid Latex Fashions:

Sexy Devil costume made with Liquid Latex Fashions Body Paint Costume Kit from Liquid Latex Fashions:

Wonderwoman costume made with Liquid Latex Fashions Body Paint Costume Kit from Liquid Latex Fashions:

Wonderwoman costume made with Liquid Latex Fashions Body Paint Costume Kit from Liquid Latex Fashions:

What is Latex Body paint?

Liquid Latex is a rubber that is initially packaged in liquid form. It self dries in about 5 to 10 minutes when painted directly onto the skin or over clothing forming a sheet of latex on any surface of any shape. It is fantastic to create custom wearable rubber clothing, costumes, masks and much more. Literally it is like painting your clothes on your body and you don’t even have to worry about size!

latex body paint adds an extra touch of naughtiness when used for sexy clothing, for night clubbing, or preparing a made to measure Halloween custom. But it is also used to create body artwork and special effect make up on its own or with the aid of silicon prop. The possibilities are endless depending on the expertise and imagination of the person applying it.

Learn here how to use Liquid Latex

How To Apply Latex Body Paint

  1. Perform a patch test before applying.
  2. Prepare the area you will be using by covering with a plastic sheet. Also prepare your tools, bear in mind that most liquid latex quickly dries in your brush and your applicator will not be usable again.
  3. Prepare your skin by washing with soap and water and removing body hair. Apply a Liquid Latex Body Prep or your daily moisturiser.
  4. Liquid latex contains a small amount of ammonia so you will need to open the container and let it vent for a few minutes before you start working to get rid of the smell. Do not worry the smell will disappear.
  5. Make sure the area in which you will be working is warm. When the latex starts drying you can fill slightly cold.
  6. Apply the latex in long strokes for a better finish.
  7. Allow to dry before applying a second coat. It may take several coats to achieve the desired thickness. Two or three coats of Liquid Latex Body Paint is recommended for best results. Wait for each coat to dry before applying the next one.
  8. For a durable finish, apply sparkle dust to the dried latex using your hands; this will produce a metallic effect.
  9. If you want a wet glossy look you can use a silicone based shine spray
  10. Usually, the latex will start to separate from the skin after about 8 hours. To remove simply peel off. For stubborn areas that have got attached to body hair, shower away with soap and water or even better use a special Liquid Latex Body Wash which offers quick and easy removal.

Liquid Latex Fashions: the creation of an outfit

If you are not prepare to try Liquid Latex yet, why not try Latex ready made clothing:

Why Try Latex Body Paint?

  • Liquid latex body coating naturally shrinks approximately 3%, creating that sensuous "Second Skin" sensation that all true liquid latex enthusiasts love to experience.
  • After removing the dried liquid latex coating, your skin will be left with a ‘silky smooth’ feel.
  • If you are not convinced about how fun it can be to engage in latex body painting, you can try buying a starter kit or a very small tub of latex body paint.
  • Liquid Latex offers a full line of solid latex colours which include gold and silver metallic colours. There are also fluorescent and neon Liquid Latex colours that are bright providing great eyecatching outfits and costumes and a Glow in the Dark latex. Some places even offer to make custom colours for you.

Using Liquid Latex

  • Liquid latex is very simply to apply even for beginners.
  • Liquid latex dries quickly allowing the skin to breath. A good quality liquid latex body paint will not clog your pores and will be easy to remove.
  • Liquid Latex can be used on the entire body because it does not absorb into the skin. However you must be careful when you apply it because it is absorbed into carpets, upholstery furniture, curtains, shoes, etc.
  • Quality liquid latex body paint will neither stain your skin nor your clothing. It should be removable easily either by peeling or tearing it without causing any damage to the skin or without sticking to body hair.

Latex Sensitivity

The first concern of working with liquid latex is latex sensitivity.Patch test to check for product reaction. There can be three different types of reactions to natural rubber latex:

  1. Irritation, typically classed as a 'non-allergic' condition. The irritated skin may be dry & crusty, and the symptoms naturally resolve when contact with the latex ceases.
  2. Delayed hypersensitivity. This response occurs between 6 and 48 hours after initial contact. Many people with delayed hypersensitivity have a history of allergy, dermatitis, or asthma. Delayed hypersensitivity presents itself as skin becoming dry, crusty and leathery with eruptions appearing as sores and blisters.
  3. Immediate hypersensitivity is an allergic response which presents itself as hives that migrate beyond the point of contact with latex. Allergic symptoms can include itching eyes, swelling of lips or tongue, breathlessness, dizziness, abdominal pain, nausea, hypotension, shock, and potentially even death in very rare cases.

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To avoid any latex sensitivityMake sure that you perform a spot or patch test. The best place is the inside of the arm. Leave for as long as you plan to use the product and check for any irritation. If there is any you must discontinue using the product. For severe reactions please consult a doctor taking the product with you.

Liquid Latex Fashions Body Paint Wedding Dress

© 2009 Anath


Jay on November 11, 2011:

Great info offers non toxic ammonia free Liquid Latex, so no more smell when you open up the jar and they offer a large variety of colors and sizes to pick from.

william.fischer29 on August 30, 2011:

Very entertaining hub!Latex painting is fun and exciting.

liquid latex body paint on April 28, 2011:

I had great interest in body painting but i have no any idea that how to apply paint on body. This blog provide me complete idea to apply body paint.

body paint latex on April 18, 2011:

Body paints are quite nice when you are out on a pool party or just about any party. The use of liquid latex paint to paint the body is a very superior choice and highly suggested by professional.

liquid latex on April 08, 2011:

I had bought latex body paint a while ago and never used it because the smell was overpowering. Silly me! it never occur to me to leave the pot open a few minutes to get rid of the smell... thanks for advice Anath... it went a treat this weekend

liquid latex body paint on March 21, 2011:

Hello..I am here looking for highest quality liquid latex body paint that will not stain the skin and are of reasonable rate.

Nick Malizia from USA on October 15, 2010:

Have you ever had an article denied for being too racy or are these sites pretty tolerant if it's well written and doesn't contain explicit descriptions or sketchy links? Sorry too bug you, but any insights and advice would be useful, probably not just for my individual experience but other bloggers as well. Thanks and keep up the great work.

Nick Malizia from USA on October 15, 2010:

You have great hubs! I didn't even know we could write about the sexy stuff, my articles have been square so far. Well good to know ;-P ha ha

Priscilla Chan from Normal, Illinois on April 11, 2010:

Very interesting! Thanks for the great hub!

Basim ANSARI from K.S.A on March 02, 2010:

great hub

blabak on December 18, 2009:

thanx.. will look 4 it... got a face paint event next

Anath (author) on December 18, 2009:

Now that you kno you just need to try it sord87 ;-)

crazy is fun successfulblogger :)

You are welcome dream on!

You can buy it on and have it delivered anywhere blabak.

blabak on December 16, 2009:

dang.. they don't sell it here where i live...

DREAM ON on December 15, 2009:

I could see lots of fun and excitement for everyone.Thank you for sharing.

successfulblogger from Los Angeles,Ca on December 04, 2009:

Crazy stuff,nice hub.

sord87 on December 03, 2009:

agood informational hub,I never know till I found this hub,it is really something informative to know.

Anath (author) on December 02, 2009:

not just interesting but plenty of fun cheeky girl...

Cassandra Mantis from UK and Nerujenia on December 02, 2009:

Cool Hub! I love the videos! Lots interesting ideas here!

Anath (author) on December 02, 2009:

I like body painting gmodelchick7!

gmodelchick7 from Diva City on December 01, 2009:

I like this Hub.

Anath (author) on October 27, 2009:

You are welcome Princessa, glad you had some fun with it ;-)

Anath (author) on October 24, 2009:

LOL, I hope you have recovered now Brian :) Actually, YES, you can get Liquid Latex Sample Sleeves:

I did get my first pot from an oline shop called adameteve, it was a very small pot for about 12 Euros. It can be expensive for a full outfit but it is worth the fun and uniqueness.

Brian Stephens from Laroque des Alberes, France on October 24, 2009:

While I was reading this I found myself wondering if you can get sample pots like in the DIY stores for wall paint, how sad is that!!!

Anyway another fun hub from you, I am off for another lie down now.

Anath (author) on October 23, 2009:

It is great to hear from someone who has tried and enjoyed latex body painting. Thanks for your support and a big cheers to your wonderful memories Hmrjmr1.


Hmrjmr1 from Georgia, USA on October 23, 2009:

Anath- when my Zena was alive I used to take the afternoon off on Halloween and do her wicked witch makeover, Lot of latex for her face and I would build her nose using Latex and Playdough. Lot of Green body paint but I don't know if she would have gone quite this far with the latex (at least publicly)wink wink. We did have great fun though putting it all on and taking it all off which was a team effort. Highly commend it to all of you. Great Hub!

Anath (author) on October 23, 2009:

You are welcome Jess... enjoy!

Jess Killmenow from Nowheresville, Eastern United States on October 23, 2009:

What a great idea for a halloween costume! Thanks, Anath

Anath (author) on October 23, 2009:

Latex body painting has a lot of potential, really, your imagination is the limit lyricsingray!

I am more convinced by the day that we would have a lot of fun toguether Bloodnlatex ;-)

What's about this for painted jeans GreenMathDr:

It is rvsource, it is great fun: a sensous experience when applied and a wild experience when taken off...

rvsource on October 23, 2009:

Looks like loads of fun!

GreenMathDr on October 23, 2009:

This is a fun hub that gives a new meaning to "those jeans look like they were painted on".

bloodnlatex on October 23, 2009:

You've done it again! This is something that really a lot of fun. I've been using liquid latex for many years, mainly for horror effects, but for fun as well. Great Job!

I'm still working on the pierced corset thing too...

lyricsingray on October 23, 2009:

This is just fabulous - thanks for the dozens of ides running through my head on how creative this can get both during Hallowen and afterwards. :-) Kimberly

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