Can you eat acrylic paint? (the truth about “nontoxic”)

Sometimes totally unexpected things can happen to artists, like accidental ingestion of acrylic paint. Maybe your child has eaten those bright, beautiful colored acrylic paint or the total in the art zone artists might have drunk the acrylic paint water. In either case, let’s see if it is safe to eat acrylic paint. It is … Read more

Fixing a messed-up acrylic painting: what you need to know

Every acrylic artist whether it is a professional, hobbyist, or a total newbie makes mistakes. The best thing is that it is much easier to fix mistakes with acrylic paint, even if you messed up the whole painting. Here is how you can fix a messed-up acrylic painting. In general, Wet acrylic paint can be … Read more

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)

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

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

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)

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)

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)

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