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Acrylic paints dry out very quickly, and once they’ve dried out, it’s difficult to get them workable again. If you’re using\nan acrylic paint tube, make sure that you squeeze out the paint only as much as you need, else you may end up wasting\nthe excess paint.
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Did you know that acrylic paint is one of
the most multi-purpose coloring
mediums that you’ll ever work with? The
consistency of these paints can be
modified in a number of ways. For thick
applications, they can be made to work as
oil paints. For thinner applications as in
watercolors, they can be thinned out with
water to get the job done. From brushes
and rollers to painting knives, you can
paint with an acrylic paint as and how
you want with complete creative liberty.
The possibilities are limitless when you
use acrylic paint. It’s worthwhile to learn
more about this incredible painting
medium and the little tricks and tips that can help you get better at it.
Acrylic paints dry out very quickly, and once they’ve dried out, it’s difficult to get them workable again. If you’re using
an acrylic paint tube, make sure that you squeeze out the paint only as much as you need, else you may end up wasting
the excess paint. Have a mister ready on hand so that you can frequently sprinkle some water over the paint and keep it
Take care to keep your brushes wet too at the time of painting. Don’t let the acrylic paint dry out on your brushes. The
paint will dry and ruin the bristles of your precious paintbrushes. Keep the brushes soaked in water at the time of
Because acrylic paints dry out so quickly, you may face a tough time when blending together two or more colors. A good
solution for this problem would be to use some damp paper for mixing the colors, that should give you more time for
Acrylic paints have a major advantage over watercolors when it comes to layering. Watercolor paint is water-soluble
even when it’s dry. This makes it difficult to apply layers of watercolor paints and render different layering effects. On
the other hand, acrylic paint on drying becomes insoluble and water-resistant film. You can easily apply more layers of
paint on the top of acrylic paint without ruining the layer beneath. Whether it’s glazing or scumbling, you can
experiment with several layering techniques with acrylic paint.
Use acrylic paints for applying washes over your canvas prior to painting. Watercolor washes are likely to get disturbed
with just a hint of water. Whereas, with acrylic paint the wash will remain as it is and continue to serve as the perfect
background for any painting you wish to make on your canvas. Mix enough water with the acrylic paint to make sure
that it’s fluid and malleable enough to be easily applied as a wash.