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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • Acrylic Ink Vs. Alcohol Ink (Experiment Results Included)

    Acrylic Ink Vs. Alcohol Ink (Experiment Results Included)

    Ink art is something I have recently discovered and enjoyed a lot. There are two types of inks popular among artists which are acrylic and alcohol ink. So, you might be wondering what the differences are between acrylic and alcohol inks. Alcohol ink and acrylic ink differ in their composition. Alcohol ink is dye-based and…

  • Do you paint from dark to light with acrylic paint?

    Do you paint from dark to light with acrylic paint?

    When using some art mediums it is recommended to paint from dark to light while others recommend painting from light to dark. So you might wonder which technique to follow when using acrylic paint. As a general rule, paint from dark to light with acrylic paint. First, block in the values (usually dark) of each…

  • What colors make silver? The color mixing guide included

    What colors make silver? The color mixing guide included

    Silver is such a useful color, especially when painting silver objects and giving a metallic sheen to other colors. However, mixing silver color with its reflective properties can be tricky. Silver color can be created by mixing a blob of titanium white with a dash of blue and a dash of black color. To add…