Acrylic paints are preferred by many artists because they are easy to use, dry quickly, and are very flexible. They can be used in many different ways to create many different styles, besides being relatively inexpensive and very durable. They might look like perfect paint, but you should still know a little about them before you go ahead and start using them. As with all types of paint, the more you know about it, the more you will get from using it. To rent one man and a brush, you can entrust it to us who are experienced.
There are two main types: soft acrylic body paint and weight acrylic paint. Soft acrylic body paint has a medium viscosity, while heavy acrylic paint has high viscosity. If you want your painting to be flat, fluid, and smooth, go for a soft/medium body viscosity paint. If you want your painting to be thick, layered, and clumpy, go for weight / high viscosity paint.
– Drying time
The acrylic dries very quickly, but you can get around this by just spraying a little paint from the jar at a time. Also, add paint to your palette as and when you need it. To prevent your paint from drying out on the pallet, get a bottle of water and spray a thin mist over the paint. Instead of pallets, you can use a sheet of watercolour wet paper with a separate piece of wax paper on it. If you want to blend the paint, you will have to work quickly before the paint dries.
The thickness of acrylic paint can change in many ways. If you want them to be completely opaque, only apply paint directly from the jar with very little or no water once added. Thicker paint, more texture your painting will have. If you want them to look like watercolor paintings, just dilute them. Also, keep in mind that acrylic looks darker and lighter when first applied after they have dried.
One of the best qualities of acrylic paints is that they are very permanent. In other words, after they are dry, they remain like that. They are also dissolved, so they will not be affected by water. This is great if you want to build several layers of paint. Just wait for the paint to dry, then paint right over the existing coating. The new layer mixes optically with the older ones underneath them – you get the color combination without the color of the two physically mixing and potentially creating chaos.
– Cleaning and blotting your brushes
Cleaning your brush regularly is a must. To clean them, simply rinse with warm water, rub gently in soap, then rinse with warm water again. Make sure you remove all the paint from all parts of the brush. Blotting your brush is also important. All you have to do is have a paper towel or and old rag and wipe your brush after rinsing them. This removes excess water, which can cause water stains on the canvas, and prevents water from running down the ferrule and so on to the painting.