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10 Tips for Painting with the Best Acrylic Paints

Acrylic paint brings with it a fantastic power - it is a chameleon! Watercolor, gouache, or oil effect, you choose! The best acrylic paints are made from pigments bonded with water-soluble synthetic resins. The paint resulting from this mixture is therefore soluble in water. Its drying is fast. Acrylics are often incorrectly called any paint in which the pigment is integrated into any synthetic resin, be it acrylic or, on the contrary, polyvinyl acetate. Acrylics as the art for healing? It is because painting with acrylics is therapeutic.

Here are 10 tips for you to work with your acrylic pour painting supplies correctly:

1. To paint with acrylics, you can use both natural bristle hair brushes and synthetic brushes. You have all of them of three types, round, flat, and cat's tongue. The bristle hair has a higher load capacity, and the synthetics have a better scoring capacity. Personally, when painting with acrylics, we recommend using natural bristle hair to stain and paint large surfaces and synthetics for lines or small details.

2. If you want your acrylic paint paintings to have pure and bright colors, you must have two clean water jars. One in which you will clean the brush to remove all the residues of the previous mixture. And another in which once the brush has dried, you will wet to run the following mix. Change the water in the first jar when you see that it is filthy.

3. To paint with acrylics, you can use various acrylic pour painting supplies and supports, unprepared gray cardboard, prepared gray cardboard, prepared cotton canvas, designed board, or drape board.

4. The size of the palette and the size of the brushes depending on the support. If you are faced with a large painting, use a broad palette and large brushes or stirrers

5. As for the palette, to paint with the best acrylic paints, they do not usually use wooden pallets but white plastic pallets, in which you will see the color better. Acrylics are quick-drying, so in each session, you have to throw away the excess paint. How can you save it? If you get some large containers with a lid that closes hermetically, you can put the cover on at the end of the session, and they will keep perfectly until the next day.

6. When working with acrylic pour painting supplies, we recommend that you establish order in your palette. As you get used to the brush, it will almost only look for the color when you make a mixture. A rich palette would consist of: titanium white, medium cadmium yellow, yellow ocher, natural sienna, burnt sienna, medium cadmium red, magenta, dark solid Garanza carmine, emerald green, azure blue, dark ultramarine blue, Prussian blue, earth shade tan, and ivory black.

7. When painting with acrylics, you will see that the quality of the filling is shallow. But to solve this, you have different thickening gels added to your mixture, which will give more body to the paint.

8. If you like to make fades or blends, the paint must be fresh. To leave the paint fresh for a longer time, add a little drying retarder to your mixes, and thus, you can achieve melts when painting with acrylics.

9. We recommend that you make the first stain when painting with acrylics with washes and without using white, so your painting will be very bright from the beginning. Never go over white when painting, so your artworks will have strength and will not be milky.

10. Varnish your paintings when finished. Once dry, you can varnish both acrylic varnishes and a touch-up varnish, for example, white spirit. Your artwork will be much more protected, and all the colors will become more intense.

We hope these ten tips for painting with acrylics will help you improve your technique and organize your ideas.

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