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If you want a bright and bold pop of color on whatever project you are working on, few things can do that better than an acrylic paint. Using this sort of paint in a project is not as simple as getting your desired shades. Instead, you have to make sure that you do a lot of preparation. Keep reading to find out about the proper procedure when getting ready to use an acrylic paint.
What Surface is Appropriate?
Using acrylic for a painting job means that you have one of the most versatile styles of paints around. These paints can be used on almost every kind of surface, given that it is flat. Acrylic paint can look just as full and glossy on a sheet of paper as it can on a piece of wood. Painters who enjoy other mediums, like oil paints or watercolors like to choose different surfaces because it can hold the paint better. For example, oil painters generally prefer a canvas because the fibers of the fabric are perfect for holding the pigments fast. Paper is used because the shorter fibers perfectly cradle the watery color, it is similar in this respect to an acrylic paint.
When you are acrylic painting, the brush that you use is based almost entirely on how much area you have to cover. For example, the appropriate brushes for acrylic paint can be with synthetic o natural hair, but if you find that you have a large are to cover with paint, you might find it easier to use one of those sponge brushes, made to transfer a large amount of paint at a time.
Can I mix paints?
Being able to mix paints is a great way to get exactly the shade you want. However, if by ‘mixing’ you mean ‘painting over’, the process is a little easier. You can add acrylic paint on top of any other kind of paint, but you should know that the reverse does not work so well.For example, oil paint over acrylic paint will cause the two layers to fuse together in a bumpy, incurable mess. When using acrylic before watercolors, the water content can leach into the acrylics and cause bubbling of its own. Using acrylic with any other kind of paint will lead to it peeling and it will not set properly.
What is this Used for?
People generally use acrylic painting for large, eye-catching pops of color. These paints are usually used to great effect on signs advertising anything that you can think of. They are often used with children, due to their bright colors and ease of washing out of things.
Are They Easy To Wash Out?
When you think of paints, you probably think of a long, laborious clean up process. With acrylic paints, that is really not the case. Acrylic painting has long been seen as the easiest of all kinds of painting because the paint can so easily be cleaned up with a bit of soap and water. Even if this paint spills on your clothing, the method of cleaning it up is so small and barely an upset.