How To Work With Acrylic Paint?

Do you use water with acrylic paint?

Acrylic paint is water-based and thus water-soluble when wet, so water can be used to thin it.

To be safe, many manufacturers suggest that you use no more than 30 percent water to thin acrylics when painting on a nonabsorbent surface, such as a primed canvas.

What can you do with acrylic paint?


Do you wet your brush when using acrylic paint?

Keep your brushes in the water while you’re painting so that the paint doesn’t dry in them. Use a container with a shallow layer of water to keep the brushes wet without soaking the handles (which will cause the lacquer to peel off) and another container to clean the brushes between colors.

How can I make my acrylic paint better?

These Quick Tips Can Save Your Paint and Help You Get Better

  • Work quickly. Acrylics dry faster than other types of paint.
  • Don’t put too much paint on your palette.
  • Be careful blending.
  • Acrylics wash off your brushes with soap and water.
  • Create opaque colors without mediums.
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