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Hey guys,
I'like to use Poker Chips for money in boardgames. Now I wonder if I can Use any Spray color I like or if some colors won't Stick to the Chips. Can I just Spray em or do I have to prepare the Chips before sprayin?
Any experience? Suggestions?
P.s. I don't wanna pa to much money fo the colors
 
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I have to admit that I'm a little surprised that you can find chips without colors + paint cheaper than just finding chips. There are 300-pc 5-color chip sets (in cases!) on the web for $20, which is fine for most board games (5 colors and 300 chips will stretch you up to a $30k bank with $500 chips).

Otherwise, I'd suggest test spraying a couple of chips. The issue won't be whether a particular color adheres but whether a particular type of paint does (enamel, acrylic, whatever it is, plus whatever material you're spraying it on). The can of paint ought to have a list of what it's appropriate for, and somebody working the paint counter at the local store can also probably help out.

Also, for reference, clearclaw's definitive poker chip thread. Lots of discussion about the pros and cons of various chips (even if it sounds like most of them will be outside of your budget).
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Buy a circle paper punch, and print out some graphics to apply.

How I Made Some Gaming Poker Chips
 
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zombiegod wrote:
Buy a circle paper punch, and print out some graphics to apply.

How I Made Some Gaming Poker Chips
Nice looking, but relative to spray paint, really expensive. But it's one of the better options if you're making sure that players' totals are secret.
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It'll depend on the outer material of the poker chips. The plastic coated will likely have the paint wear off with use over time unless you use a thick sealant/varnish over the top.

Clay chips paint well. I've even painted some in the past with acrylic paints and had no major issues. (Again they do scratch over time without a varnish.

All in all you'll likely need to test a couple out, let them dry and then simulated some use, sweaty hands and rubbing etc to see how it holds up.
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IIRC, Krylon sells "paint and primer" spray cans. Cheap and worth a shot!
 
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THX for the fast answer. Any suggestions which glue will work if I don't Paint em and use Labels instead?
 
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Mojonese wrote:
THX for the fast answer. Any suggestions which glue will work if I don't Paint em and use Labels instead?


Use A4 sticker paper.
 
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Mojonese wrote:
THX for the fast answer. Any suggestions which glue will work if I don't Paint em and use Labels instead?


There are many vendors that will make stickers for poker chips, but the quality varies widely. Vinyl labels labels will wear much better and are more likely to have better adhesives.

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What about Mod podge? Does it work with photo paper and chips
 
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clearclaw wrote:
There are many vendors that will make stickers for poker chips, but the quality varies widely. Vinyl labels labels will wear much better and are more likely to have better adhesives.


One of these days, I need to get the place I work to make me up some labels...I just need some decent(-ish) chips to put them on. Too bad it's harder to find chips in Canada without gross shipping.
 
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Geoffrey Burrell
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www.skybluepink.com may have custom poker chips that are already painted.
 
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