I just tossed out my pumpkin this morning. It was a disaster of epic proportions...so bad that I couldn't even take pictures. I think painting it, then carving it (less than a week ago), may have sped up the rotting process. And the smell...oh dear, the smell. It must never be mentioned again.
Therefore...I plead, beg, beseech you:
Think twice before you paint a pumpkin.