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  • 11 Best things to strip and remove acrylic paint

    11 Best things to strip and remove acrylic paint

    Acrylic paint is a versatile and safe art material. However, you might need to strip and remove acrylic paint when you got paint somewhere that you don’t want. In that case, you can use several liquids and materials depending on your situation to strip and remove acrylic paint. Acrylic paint can be stripped and removed … Read more

  • What is cheating in art? (Everything you need to know)

    What is cheating in art? (Everything you need to know)

    There is so much buzz and controversy around the topic of ‘cheating in art’ to the point no one knows a clear answer. Here is my answer to the question of ‘what is cheating in art’ considering both the ethical and legal implications of the matter. There is no such thing as cheating in the … Read more

  • Using house paint instead of artist acrylic paint- what you need to know

    Using house paint instead of artist acrylic paint- what you need to know

    At some point in your art journey, you might wonder if you could use wall paints or house paints for artwork instead of acrylic paint. To answer this question, I researched on the internet, asked artists who have used house paints for art, and even contacted manufacturers for their expertise. Here is what I have … Read more

  • Why is acrylic paint too thick? (and how to fix it)

    Why is acrylic paint too thick? (and how to fix it)

    You might have got new acrylic paint and it may feel too thick. Also, may have found find that some of your old acrylic paints are thicker and chunkier. The thick consistency is usually harder to paint with unless you are doing an impasto-style painting. So why has acrylic paint become too thick? Acrylic paint … Read more

  • 11 Best ways of saving acrylic paint for reusing

    11 Best ways of saving acrylic paint for reusing

    Acrylic paint can be quite expensive, especially artist-grade acrylics. Therefore saving acrylic paint as much as possible won’t break the bank. There are a few things you need to follow to save acrylic paint for reuse. Acrylic paint can be saved by increasing the drying time by increasing the humidity, lowering the temperature, and lowering … Read more

  • How to tell if a painting is an acrylic? (Tips and tricks)

    How to tell if a painting is an acrylic? (Tips and tricks)

    Acrylic paintings can made to be look like anything. They can look like acrylics themselves, like oils sometimes, and also like watercolors. Because of its versatility, it is harder to recognize acrylics in a painting. So you might wonder, how to tell if a painting is acrylic? In general, acrylic paintings are more opaque and … Read more

  • Is acrylic paint flammable? (according to industry standards)

    Is acrylic paint flammable? (according to industry standards)

    Acrylic paint is a type of plastic emulsion used by artists. We know that almost all plastics can catch fire or become flammable. So you might wonder if acrylic paint is flammable. Acrylic paint is not a flammable or combustible liquid when wet but a combustible plastic when dry. Acrylic paint should not be heated … Read more

  • Is acrylic paint washable? (Tested for different surfaces)

    Is acrylic paint washable? (Tested for different surfaces)

    It is common for us artists to get messy. Acrylic paint can get on our hands, clothes, carpets, tables, walls, and other places that are not intended for it. Sometimes it is harder to wash off or get off acrylic paint on surfaces. So you might wonder is acrylic paint washable? In general, acrylic paint … Read more

  • Is acrylic paint harmful? (In different routes of exposure)

    Is acrylic paint harmful? (In different routes of exposure)

    Acrylic paint is one of those safe art mediums. But it is not always like that. It can turn on you if not handled properly and with care. So, let’s see if acrylic paint is harmful. Acrylic paint is nonharmful and nontoxic unless you ingest or inhale it. Inhaling particles of acrylic paint would be … Read more

  • Can acrylic paint cause cancer? (Risks and precautions)

    Can acrylic paint cause cancer? (Risks and precautions)

    Acrylic paints are generally considered nontoxic. But you might have seen acrylic paint contains some metals like cadmium which are carcinogens. So do these carcinogens in acrylic paint increase our risk of getting cancer? Acrylic paints are nontoxic and do not cause cancer or other toxic effects in proper artistic use. Acrylic paint has cadmium, … Read more