Applying and colouring SFX silicone prosthetic pieces


Coat the back of the prosthetic with prosaide or similar and then coat the skin area where it's to be applied. You only require a thin layer of adhesive. Ensure the glue is dry before gently applying. If a mistake is made, use 99% alcohol to deactivate the glue and then reapply.

When applying prosaide or fake-up adhesive, make sure it isn't too thick. The adhesive is dry when clear. If you apply too much, it will take much longer to dry. If you can see white spots, it isn't dry and will not stick.

If you are applying a silicone piece that isn't encapsulated in cap plastic, such as our silicone nipples, you do not need to move to step 2.



Melt away the cap plastic edges with acetone, gently wiping outwards with a cotton bud or soft brush. 

Some parts of the acetone may be thicker than others and will require additional blending. The outer silicone ring is a throwaway part.


Colour the piece with alcohol activated paints. Use darker colours to add depth and yellows/oranges for the fatty tissue.

You can also colour with cream or silicone paints.


Use a stipple brush to flick red colours over the prosthetic and the skin to blend the piece. You can also dab colours to blend it in, however light washes are better and will have a nice effect.


Add some blood!