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Questions tagged [acrylic-paint]

For questions about working with acrylic paint, whether in a current project or an existing work. Questions could be about techniques, mixing colors, cleaning it up, preserving it, and more.

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Should I stain wood then use acrylic or vice versa?

I am creating a wooden gaming board and would like to stain the wood as well as paint an acrylic decoration on it. Can I stain the wood first, paint with acrylics, then put a sealer coat on it or will ...
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how to make/get a punchy acrylic paint

I am diving in abstract painting but my acrylic colors are not alive. My reds are sleeping, my blue and green vivacity are even worse. The only one that do it are my black and white. Mmm. I know I ...
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How to make black paint marks over another colour

I'm wondering if anyone knows how I would make the black paint marks on the side of this sign as shown in the photo. I cant seem to make them identical to the photo. I have tried using a foam ...
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Does the risk of lumps and clots reduces when moving from acrylic to oil paints?

I had this negative experience with (El Greco) acrylic paints as described in my previous question How can I make my old acrylic paints dissolve and flow freely again? I tried once more to carefully ...
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How can I make my old acrylic paints dissolve and flow freely again?

I have El Greco acrylic paints, purchased and opened some 1.5 years ago, of course, I open them only when I use them. But now I observe that water is not an efficient solvent for them any more. I don'...
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Are acrylic painting tutorial videos different from oil painting videos?

I am passionate about (young) man portraiture and I am myself trying to create acrylic portraits and therefore I am trying to learn this art from youtube videos. Unfortunately there are almost no ...
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Can I use the same Brush for oil and acrylic painting?

I have a nice set of brushes that I frequently use for painting with acrylics. As I dont want to buy new brushes I would like to use these brushes also for oil. Is there any reason why I can not use ...
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Is there any way to paint with acrylics over oil?

Is there any way you can keep on painting on an oil painting using acrylics? Not start at new painting! Maybe you can add something to the acrylic paint? (I know they dont mix well,thats not the ...
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How to deal with warped paper after drying? [duplicate]

I made a painting with acrylic paint (strong type) on paper. I think it's around 150 g/m², so it is not necessary a paper which is impossible to use for acrylic paintings. I'm using it to make quick ...
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What is this liquid called in my India ink?

I recently discovered the India ink/China Ink dries up in bottle after many years leaving almost a clear liquid on top (most possibly Shellac). This liquid works as wonder as glazing liquid. I ...
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What is the purpose of an Underpainting?

As I got interested painting in oil and acrylics (and other covering techniques) I came across underpainting, i.e. a painting under the actual painting that sometimes exhibits color and sometimes ...
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How can I paint consistently coloured lines with acrylic paint?

I like the idea of being able to dip my brush into the paint and then paint a shape in one shot, without having to go back over it. In my experiments so far I am having to go over each line several ...
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Clear Gesso: Does it produce a translucent foundation layer?

I was introduced to clear gesso the other day. I have always used white gesso, added pigment and applied to form the foundation layer. if I did the same thing with the clear gesso, will the foundation ...
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What are the differences between Oil painting paper and acryl painting paper?

I have an oil painting paper block that has a nice linen finish (looks like canvas). I want to try acrylic painting on this block. Are there characteristics of oil painting papers that impede the ...
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It is easier to learn to use oil paint or acrylic paint?

Is it easier to use acrylic paint or oil paint? I'm trying to get into painting and I want to know which one has the best consistency.
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Painting Clear Gesso Over Acrylics or Spray Paint - is clear gesso really clear?

Does clear gesso really show as clear? I have a large piece of mdf board that I have spray painted black. I'd like to use clear gesso over it to create a surface to paint with acrylics. I also have ...
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Pony hair vs synthetic hair painting brushes

Which one out of "pony hair" and "synthetic hair" painting brushes should be used for water colour paintings and cloth painting? Is one in any case superior than the other in terms of quality? Which ...
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How can I prep a pumpkin for painting?

I'm trying to paint a white pumpkin, and I'm having some issues with applying the paint. I'm using acrylic paint, craft-grade not art-grade, and applying it with brushes. I clean the surface off, ...
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How can I clean a paintbrush used in acrylic paint?

When I try to look up videos or tips for painting with acrylic, I always see them dipping the paintbrush into water to clean. But every time I paint with acrylic paint, it seems there is a never ...
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How do you bond clear acrylic to wood?

I am trying to glue a piece of clear acrylic 2mm thick to a piece of plywood that is 5mm thick. They are both 76mm by 50mm and rectangular in shape. They have some cutouts in the middle. It's supposed ...
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Can I use an airbrush inside?

I'm looking into buying an airbrush for painting miniatures, but one thing I can't figure out is if it's safe to use it inside and if I need to use any protection for breathing if I'm going to spray ...