Fine Art : the Q&A Acrylic

Acrylic Auxiliaries: On which supports can One coat Gesso and Transparent Gesso be applied?
The one coat and the transparent Gesso are surface preparers and can be applied to all painting surfaces.

Acrylic Auxiliaries: Why should is it necessary to apply a layer of gesso (one coat or transparent) before painting on a surface?
The application of Gesso, whether transparent or white, is essential for proper preparation of the surface to be painted. Indeed, its application is an insurance of proper adhesion of paint layers on the surface.

Acrylic Auxiliaries: How to know whether if preferable to pass a layer of transparent gesso rather than a layer of white gesso on the surface?
The Gesso choice depends on the colour of the surface you want. If you prefer a white surface, use One coat Gesso. If instead you prefer to keep the original shade of your painting surface, then choose Transparent Gesso.

Acrylic Auxiliaries: Why apply Studio Acrylics phosphorescent gels on light colour surfaces?
The phosphorescent gels are transparent. Their colour in daytime and their phosphorescence at night will be more visible when applied to a white or light coloured surface.

Acrylic Auxiliaries: Are Studio Acrylics Fluorescent colours mixable with the other colours of the Studio Acrylics range?
Yes, fluorescent colours can be mixed with the colours of the rest of the range. This applies to all colours and auxiliaries of the range.

Acrylic Auxiliaries: What is the drying time for the sand textured gel Studio?
For an average application, drying time is around 6-12 hours

Artist Acrylics Extra fine: How is the surface prepared to be painted?
Most canvases that are commercially available are ready-to-use. For canvases that are non-coated: first apply a very diluted layer of gesso, let dry, then apply a second undiluted coat. For other surfaces such as wood or metal ... a specific primer is not necessary, however, always make sure to degrease the surface to be painted.

Artist Acrylics Extra fine: How do you liquefy the paint?
Simply dilute with water.

Artist Acrylics Extra fine: How do you lighten the Extra Fine Acrylic while maintaining its consistency?
Use a medium.

Artist Acrylics Extra fine: Once dry, is the Extra Fine Acrylic permanent?
Yes, absolutely. For outdoors, they will need to be properly varnished.

Artist Acrylics Extra fine: For acrylics, do you have to follow the same rule of "fat over lean" as oils?
Yes, although acrylic is less restrictive than oil, it is better to move from diluted layers to undiluted layers rather than the reverse in order to avoid surface defects (cracks, crevices).

Artist Acrylics Extra fine: Can you paint thickly with Artist Acrylics Extra Fine?
Absolutely. A complete range of gels, mortars ... has been created for this purpose.

Artist Acrylics Extra fine: What is unique about the Extra Fine Acrylic Dyna colours?
They are interference colours, ie.: they change colour with the angle of the refraction of light.

Artist Acrylics Extra fine: Is there a significant difference between the wet and dry colour?
The difference is very minimal. The Extra Fine Acrylic is specifically formulated to reduce this difference in colour, which is characteristic of acrylic paints in general.

Studio Acrylics: Once dry, is Studio Acrylic permanent?
Yes, however, if artwork will be outdoors, varnish is required.

Studio Acrylics: How do you liquefy the paint?
Simply dilute with water.

Studio Acrylics: How do you lighten the Studio Acrylics while maintaining its consistency?
For this, use a medium.

Studio Acrylics: Can you apply the paint thickly with Studio Acrylics?
Absolutely, a range of auxiliaries has been specifically created for this purpose. The Studio Acrylic gels are specially designed to be mixed with the colour in all proportions without reducing the performance. They are available in glossy or matte.

Studio Acrylics: How do you prepare the surface to be painted?
Most canvases that are commercially available are ready to use. For canvases that are non-coated: first apply a very diluted layer of gesso, let dry, then apply a second undiluted coat. For other surfaces such as wood or metal ... a specific primer is not necessary, however, always make sure to degrease the surface to be painted.

Studio Acrylics: Do you need to follow the oil, golden rule of "fat over lean"?
No, the acrylic is less restrictive than the oil. The successive layers can be applied without specific rules.

Acrylic Auxiliaries: On what surfaces can One coat Gesso and Transparent Gesso be applied?
The One coat and the Transparent Gesso are surface preparations that can be applied to all painting surfaces.

Acrylic Auxiliaries: Why is it necessary to apply a layer of gesso (one coat or transparent) before painting on a surface?
The application of gesso, whether transparent or white, is essential for the proper preparation of the surface to be painted. Its application is assurance of proper adhesion of paint layers to the surface.

Acrylic Auxiliaries: How do you know whether to use a layer of transparent gesso or a layer of white gesso on the surface?
The Gesso choice depends on the colour of the surface you choose. If you prefer a white surface, use One coat Gesso. If you prefer to keep the original shade of the painting surface, then use a Transparent Gesso.

Acrylic Auxiliaries: Why do you apply Studio Acrylics phosphorescent gels on light colour surfaces?
The phosphorescent gels are transparent. Their colour in daytime and their phosphorescence at night will be more visible when applied to a white or light coloured surface.

Acrylic Auxiliaries: Are Studio Acrylics Fluorescent colours mixable with the other colours of the Studio Acrylics range?
Yes, the fluorescent colours can be mixed with the rest of the colours of the range, including all colours and auxiliaries of the range.

Acrylic Auxiliaries: What is the drying time for the Studio Acrylics sand textured gel?
For an average application, the drying time is about 6-12 hours.