So in order to get a consistently good result, Mineral Spirits are always a better choice. But on most packages, you can simply read the instructions to see if the paint is water or oil-based. Hello — I’d like to do some brush calligraphy on glass and have it be permanent. Your email address will not be published. After this you can start using cutting compound (cutting paste) before finishing with a good wash, polish and wax. Required fields are marked *. Thinner consistency paints offer a smoother application with less visible brushstrokes or texture. paint theory + the components of various paints,thinners & their appropriate mediums), & I believe that NOT knowing the scientific makeup of paints/mediums is mostly to blame for inconsistency’s in my art. My book, Acrylic Illuminations First off. The colors sink into the areas around the beads and I like the effect alot. Which is not ideal for any project.eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'craftknights_com-large-leaderboard-2','ezslot_14',121,'0','0'])); In short, yes you can but only if the Enamel Paint, that you want to dilute, is water-based. I have been pouring acrylics by adding clear tar gel but found that it tends to form fissures when poured to any depth other than VERY thin layers. Hope this helps! It’s easy to remove the varnish from the paint in case you need to eliminate stains in the surface. Acrylics really have color pop. They will also use cheap pigments which dry muted. Most Enamel Paints are oil-based and water-based enamel paint is not as commonly sold and therefore kind of hard to come by. For pouring, it is often recommended to add a pouring medium with the paint to make it more pourable, and to reduce cracking. Repeat as many times as you like, waiting until each application or layer is dry before applying the next. Here are some of the benefits you can get from applying varnish on your acrylic painting. So the best results are usually obtained using a higher quality paint (I recommend Golden) and high quality mediums (I recommend their pouring medium called GAC800). Thinner paint is also better for painting fine details and thicker paint is better for large even surfaces. By building up in layers alternating between paint and medium you can achieve a very smooth brushless highly refractive surface. I hope this helps answer your questions! Ha… I’ve been wondering why they look so much better when still wet… a 30% loss in volume would explain why I go to bed looking at something beautiful only to wake up and find something dull, flat and lackluster…. Ive been reading your comments, and you sound like I can rely on your experience, I am spraying a single stage metallic paint, I have been told by the “experts- other guys painting” that I cannot cut and polish … I like using a 2″ width brush for anything over 20″ on any side. How To Apply Oil Base Paint Over Latex: Simple And Easy Steps. !‍♀️ The video should be available by March 2015. Thank you in advance for any information you can supply and again, thank you for taking the time to make this blog so informative and helpful. It does not change the drying time or the brightness of the color. If you need to thin down your enamel paints then I would recommend using Mineral Spirits or special enamel thinner.eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'craftknights_com-medrectangle-4','ezslot_6',118,'0','0'])); Most Enamel Paints are too thick right out of the box, so they need to be thinned down.