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Preventing paint from drying out

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1 Preventing paint from drying out on Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:48 am

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Acrylics are often preferred because they dry faster on canvas than oil paints due to their polymer base. (I use a blow-dryer to speed up the drying process) Unfortunately, this also affects the time acrylics stay moist. A trick to keep paints from drying out is to spray a light mist of water over them occasionally.

Moisture-retaining palettes also increase acrylic paint drying time, and can be substituted with a shallow container, a sheet of grease proof paper, and piece of wet watercolor paper.


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