Q: Can I thin my
acrylic paint with water?
Yes! You want to be careful how much water you use. If you use too much water,
the paint will start to take on properties similar to watercolor paint. So you
may want to experiment with adding a lot of water! A more reliable way to thin
the paint is to use an acrylic medium.
Q: How should I clean acrylic paint from my brushes?
- Wipe off excess paint from the
brush using a towel or rag
- Rinse off the remaining acrylic
paint with lukewarm water and mild soap.
- Repeat washing and rinsing the
brush until the water runs clear.
- Shake or wipe off excess water.
- Using your fingers, gently
reshape the brush head back into its original form.
- Dry the brush, handle and
ferrule by using a brush stand.
Q: I got paint on my clothes. How do I get it off?
If you get acrylic paint on your clothes,
always rinse it off immediately with water. Acrylic paint is water soluble and
can be easily removed. However, note that acrylic paint is permanent if it is
allowed to dry.
Q: Can it be used for Paint Pouring? (100ml and 300ml
If you'll take a look at our reviews, one of our customers
even uploaded some of his fantastic work creating cells. Please do note that
our acrylic paints are heavy bodied so you may need to dilute our paints with water,
acrylic medium, or both to get the correct consistency for pouring.
Q: Why is there no
Cadmium Red in your sets?
Our acrylic paints do
not have Cadmium Red included because even though they are standard on most
sets, we found that it's not a very popular color. We do understand that each
paint color is formulated differently but our alternative for Cadmium Red is
Vermillion. This doesn't mean that Cadmium Red is inferior, but we chose to add
Vermillion instead because most artists prefer Vermillion due to its brighter
and stronger pigment compared to Cadmium Red. Cadmium Red also tends to give a
somewhat muddy shade when mixed with other colors compared to Vermillion.
Q: How long does this
Our paints should last up to 5 years.
Q: Acrylic Paint Drying
Our acrylic paints are
a heavy body paint (thicker than normal acrylics).
Acrylics have two
stages of drying and our paints may take longer in the second stage of drying
because of this. During the first stage, thin films of paint can feel dry
within seconds while thick films may take a full day or more to form a skin
over the paint that is dry to the touch. Then the second stage is when the
whole thickness of the film takes time to dry completely. For very thin films,
this may take a few days. Though the skin may feel dry within a matter of
seconds, the paint in the center is still wet and the paint will not adhere to
the surface unless it is completely cured.
The drying stages of acrylic paints can also
be affected by the humidity, temperature, and generally how thick the coat of
paint was used. A painting should not be put into any closed-in storage
environment until fully dry. We recommend placing your painting in a warm room
with low humidity. Lower temperatures will slow down the drying process and
using a dryer or fan directly on the paint surface may cause the paint to crack
Q: Drying Too Fast
To lengthen the "open" time or the time before the
acrylic paint dries, you'll need to mix what you call a "retarder" or
an acrylic gel/medium into your paints after applying them to your palette.
Q: Acrylic Paints in Freezing
Acrylic paints cannot withstand prolonged or
repeated freezing. The paint is water-based, and freezing and subsequent
thawing of the water component of the paint can damage the molecular
composition of the product.
The temperature may affect the paint's consistency
so it'll not only be difficult to use but also not as effective as normal. The
ideal temperature for storing the acrylic paints is room temperature, between
60F and 80F (16C - 26C).
Q: How do I Set or Cure the
Acrylic Paint on Fabric?
To set the acrylic paint permanently, iron your
fabric and make sure to put a thin cloth in between so that the paint does not
stick to the iron. You can also iron the opposite side instead.
Q: Can Acrylic Paints be used for the
Our acrylic paints are
heavy bodied so we don't truly recommend this for airbrushing. You can try
adding airbrush medium to thin it out but heavy bodied acrylics would require a
lot of airbrush medium to get a good airbrush consistency.
Although our acrylic
paints are non-toxic, we do not recommend using them on aquarium ornaments.
They have never been tested for this purpose and, over time, may leach
chemicals that are safe to humans, but toxic to fish.
Yes, you can use acrylic
paints to customize canvas shoes. We recommend thinning out our paints with
water first. They may be too thick due to the paints being heavy bodied.
It would depend on the
type of ceramic you are planning to paint on.
If you are planning to
paint on a ceramic dish that you are going to eat on afterward, bake it in an
oven on a low temp after the acrylic paint has dried. Though our paints are
non-toxic, it is not recommended to paint on a surface that will touch your
lips without curing it first through baking.
If you are planning to paint a decorative ceramic piece, it should be ok to
just apply an acrylic topcoat or varnish/sealant after the acrylic paint has
Children's Toys /
Although our acrylic
paints are non-toxic, we do not recommend using the paint on toys that infants
or little kids may put in their mouths.
Yes. Be sure to wash
the fabric beforehand to remove any dirt or residue and so that it slightly
shrinks before painting over it. Acrylic paint will feel a little stiff when
dry so it is advisable to mix it with a fabric medium/textile medium to make
the paint softer and the denim comfortable to wear. The fabric medium will also
help the acrylic paint adhere to the cloth better.
Yes. Some nail artists
that would use acrylic paints instead of nail polish since it's much easier to
use. It also dries a lot faster but you would end up with a matte type finish
on instead of the usual glossy ones with polish. You can apply a topcoat to
make it glossy though and it is still removable with acetone.
Yes, they should work
on galvanized metal surfaces! Please do note however that the galvanized metal
needs to be prepared properly to ensure the paint lasts long. You'll want to
clean the metal first since the galvanizing process, which is designed to
prevent rust, leaves an oily film that can prevent coating adhesion.
You'll need to clean the metal first with either vinegar or galvanized metal
cleaner. Galvanized metal also has a specific primer you need to use so that
paint will adhere to it. After applying the primer, you can then paint it using
Yes, our acrylic paint
can be used on glass. Use a tile or glass medium to make the paint adhere to
the glass better. Please also make sure to clean the glass before painting to
get rid of any dirt and oils that may interfere with the paint.
Though our acrylic
paints are non-toxic, we do not recommend using the paint on surfaces that will
touch your lips without at least sealing or curing it first.
Yes, acrylic paint can
be used on leather. We have seen a lot of people use acrylic paint on leather
shoes and bags just to give their old ones a new look. Make sure that the
leather is not particularly soft or does not wrinkle easily so that the paint
is less likely to crack. Acrylic paints adhere well to leather as it is
water-based. It is advisable to remove any dirt, oil or wax from the leather’s
surface before applying the acrylic paint. Also, consider sealing off the paint
with an acrylic finisher for best results.
Our acrylic paints
should work on metal and would work better than latex-based paints. You may
need to use a primer before applying paint to make sure it adheres
Murals (Interior and
Yes, our acrylic paint
set should work well alone for an interior mural. Our paints are lightfast and
waterproof so it should be okay, but for exterior murals, since it will be more
exposed to different climates, a top coat or varnish would be needed.
If mixed with textile
medium, our acrylic paints can work as a fabric paint for nylon fabrics. If the
fabric will just be displayed and not worn, however, then only the acrylic
paints will do.
Yes, the acrylic
paints should work on plastic but for the paints to adhere better, you'll need
to use a primer or apply a top coat.
Yes, you can use it on
polymer clay. Bake the clay model first before applying the paint, then use a
gloss when the paint dries. If you prefer, you can also bake the paint with the
clay to cure but this needs to be done at a low temperature.
Yes! After the paint
dries on the holder, you need to heat set it to “fix” or cure the paint. To
heat set, simply place the painted fabric in the dryer for 15 minutes once the
paint completely dries. You can also heat set by using an iron. Just lay
another cloth over the painted fabric to protect it and iron over the painted
design for a few seconds. This is important since it will make your design
completely dry and safe from washing off.
We haven't tested this
out personally, but if you'd like to just tint the resin to a different color
(which will still be transparent), you can get a resin dye or tint instead of
acrylic paints. Acrylic paint is generally water-based, so not a great
compatibility when mixed with resin. You can, however, paint resin when cured
or coat acrylic paints with resin when it's dry.
Yes, you'll need to
let the paint properly dry and set before washing so that the paint will not
smear or wash off. To do this, you can iron the opposite side of the shirt
after you paint it.
Yes, it works on
almost any surface as long as it doesn't contain wax or oil. Make sure to
thoroughly clean the surface before applying the acrylic paint. It is important
to prime the wood to make sure that the pores are filled and the paint is
The MyArtscape Acrylic
Paint can be used on almost any surface including vinyl as long as the surface
doesn't contain wax or oil. Just please make sure to thoroughly clean the
surface before applying the acrylic paint.
Our acrylic paints can
be used on wax candles, but you'll need to mix it with a candle painting medium
in order for the paint to stick. It will also help if you dab on the candle
with a piece of cloth and alcohol to remove the oils from the surface, making
the paint adhere easier.