Step 1 Choose and Clean Pumpkin
You’ll need to choose a pumpkin that is the right size for your project: larger ones for bigger spaces and smaller ones if your space is smaller or if you’re planning on grouping them together. Try to match the colour tone of your pumpkin with the colour you want to paint it for easier application. Lighter paints look better on lighter base-coloured pumpkins while darker paints look better on darker pumpkins. Also make sure to check that there are no rotten or soft spots on the outside. Finally, try to find a pumpkin that sits flat and doesn’t roll or wobble. Once you’ve found the perfect pumpkin, wash the outside with water and a paper towel to remove the dirt and then let it dry completely. This will get the surface ready for painting.