How Do You Paint a Missouri Meerschaum Pipe?

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seitz55

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I would like to paint my Missouri Meerschaum and I have no idea on how to do that. Any ideas on how I should prep the pipe and what paint I should use will be a big help.
Edited by jvnshr: Title capitalization.

 

mso489

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...Only with great reluctance; I prize the natural or natural looking cob.

 

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I believe it is an unfinished Missouri meerschaum corn cob pipe. I posted a picture, what do you think. Paddypiper, I would like to have one of my favorite LOTRs quote put on my pipe. "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us." I see painted corn cob pipes being posted once in a while on Facebook.

 

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chasingembers

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Okay, that looks like a finished one. I would lightly go over it with fine sandpaper to give the paint something to grip to, and then dry brush with acrylic paint. When dry, buff to a shine with a paper towel.

 

warren

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"How do I paint a Missouri Meerschaum pipe?"
Well now, I think I'd do it on velvet. I suspect most corn cob smokers would like to put the painting next to their "velvet Elvis" or "Dawgs Playing Poker" art. I'd use soft "north light" and I think execute it using oils.
That's how I'd paint a Missouri Meerschaum pipe! :mrgreen:

 

jonasclark

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Hirschl & Bendheim produced, I believe in the early 1970s, a line of "Color Cobs," which had the bowl and shank entirely painted, presumably to go with Dr. Grabow and The Pipe which had fashion-oriented models. I've seen Color Cobs in bright red, blue, green, etc., in some pastels like pink, and in early-70s colors like olive green. I've no idea how, exactly, they were painted, but they were (and they were cobs, not wood pipes).

 

blueeyedogre

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Believe it or not....... A plain sharpie works great on cobs. Colour it, let it sit for a few hours and voila!! No aftersmell, no rub off, and looks great. I've done a few danes and a couple of legends this way.

 

piffyr

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Hirschl & Bendheim produced, I believe in the early 1970s, a line of "Color Cobs," which had the bowl and shank entirely painted"

Missouri Meerschaum did the same thing in the 60s/70s.




 
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