Common acrylic paint questions and answers: part 2

When it comes to acrylic paint, there are many unexpected things you will face. Knowing the answers to obstacles you face while doing acrylic painting, as well as learning answers to other possible acrylic painting questions will spread up the learning process. I have answered many acrylic paint questions in the ‘common acrylic paint questions … Read more

8 Easy ways how to make acrylic paint transparent

Acrylic painting is all about layering. Sometimes you will need transparent paint layers to bring out the painting. Transparent acrylic paint can be used to glaze over other colors and blend colors seamlessly. There are many ways to make acrylic paint translucent. Acrylic paint can be made translucent by diluting with more water, mixing with … Read more

17 Pros and cons of acrylic paint: All you need to know

Acrylic paint is one of the greatest inventions of art history. As with almost everything, acrylic paint also has its pros and cons. All pros and cons of acrylic paint depending on the artist. One may see some aspect as a pro while another artist can see the same thing as a con. Acrylic paint … Read more

Is acrylic paint water-based? (all questions answered)

As a beginner, it is easy to be confused with many aspects of painting. You might wonder if acrylic paint is water-based? Acrylic paints were first developed as solvent-based paint for artists in the early twenties. The water-based acrylic paint that we use today are developed and launched in 1955. Therefore almost all acrylic paints … Read more

Why is acrylic paint not covering? (and how to fix it)

You might have seen some acrylic painting artists do some really good layering. Each layer has a good covering and is not transparent. If your want to cover the paint layers with acrylic paint, there are some neat things you need to follow. Acrylic paint does not cover well when there is less concentration of … Read more

Do you have to wet the brush before acrylic painting?

As a beginner, acrylic painting methods and techniques can be a bit overwhelming. In these cases, you might wonder if you need to wet the brush before painting with acrylics. As a general rule, wet the brush before painting with acrylics and dab off the excess water onto a paper towel, unless you are doing … Read more

Common acrylic paint questions and answers: Part 1

As a beginner in acrylic painting, it can be overwhelming to learn everything you need to know. However, knowing the answers to common acrylic painting questions will make you a fast learner. It will make a good headstart for you. Following are some common acrylic painting questions you need to know the answers to. I … Read more

What will acrylic paint not stick to (experiment results)

Acrylic paint is a very versatile paint that can stick to almost anything. It sticks to canvas, paper, board, wood, air-dry clay, polymer clay, and plaster. With surface preparation and sealing of the paints, it sticks to plastic, metal, glass, and fabric. I thought it would be interesting to know, what surfaces acrylic paint does … Read more

13 Reasons why acrylic painting is good for everyone

Acrylic paint was invented in 1955, after the oil paint. It was introduced as a solution to the slow drying and muted color palette of oil paint. Ever since both professional artists and students have used acrylics. These paintings lasted for decades if chosen in the right quality. I am a self taught artists and … Read more

Why is your acrylic paint sticky: 10 best ways to fix it

Sticky or tacky acrylic paintings can be annoying to all artists. If you are a beginner, you might wonder, why your acrylic paint is sticky. Acrylic painting is sticky when the painting is not fully cured, has poor ventilation, high humidity, uses low-quality paints, and thick painting layers. Avoiding the above aspects when painting, finishing … Read more