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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Acrylic Paint

There are many varieties of acrylic paints on the market. There are a few paints that I use when I paint on my glassware. Selecting the brand I will be using depends on what piece I am painting on and what the piece will be used for. The paint is use the most is Folk Art's Enamels. They are acrylic paint that either cure by being air dried for 21 days or they can be baked to cure the paint. If I am painting on coffee cups I will use Pebeo 150 Paints. Both paints are dishwasher safe if placed on the top rack, and Pebeo is also microwave safe. Using Pebeo on coffee mugs makes sense because this will allow coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or your drink of choice, to be reheated if necessary.

Acrylics are water based which makes them easy to clean out without having to use harsh chemicals. You do not have to be afraid of being around harmful vapors or having to be in well ventilated areas. This also is less costly for you since you do not have to buy products to remove the paint. You can really use many household products that you may already have.

Another great feature of many acrylics is that they dry fast. This can make it easy for you to complete a project and move on. This is especially helpful if you are painting several pieces for a project and need to meet a time requirement for the project to be complete.

The type of acylic you choose will depend on your project and your own preferences. Learning what works best may take some time. It often requires you to experience some trial and errors before you determine what product works for you. I also recommend not being afraid to ask someone whose does similar work, and work that appeals to you. Many are willing to share their knowledge.


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