Hey bass dudes and painters, I'm planning on painting my bass guitar (a Peavey Foundation that I will never part with) with acrylic paints. Presently, it's got a solid coat of stock red paint on it. My plan is to sand this paint to rough up the surface before painting on it with acrylics. My only problem is this: I don't know what kind of acrylic paint to use - artist's acrylic paint (the kind you find in the fine arts section of an arts and crafts store) or multi-surface acrylic paint (the kind people use for painting furniture, crafts, flowerpots, etc)? I understand that the multi-surface paint is more likely to adhere to my guitar (there are specific kinds meant for wood, plastic, metal, glass, etc) but I am concerned that I will not be able to manipulate it and blend it in the same way as I would artist's acrylic paint (meant for a canvas). I need to be able to manipulate it as I would oil paint, since my plan is to create impressionistic artwork on my bass, painting it the same way I would paint a canvas. I'm going for something like this or this or this: http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c237/mikef1331/mhguitars/02_s_04.jpg http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c237/mikef1331/mhguitars/proto_06.jpg http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u143/martinpiana/IMG_0062.jpg or something like what Jack Bruce did with his psychedelic bass IV: Photo by iamthebassman I ended up buying a pack of ordinary artist's acrylic paint (meant for a canvas) rather than the multi-surface craft paint. Will this stick, or should I return it and exchange it for the multi-surface? Will I need any kind of lacquer coating? Thanks for your help! I will post photos when finished.