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I am a beginner in acrylics. Used oils 30 years ago. What should I expect of co

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    Frank clemonsposted 9 months ago

    I am a beginner in acrylics. Used oils  30 years ago. What should I expect of coverage on first appl

    Does one build up layers to get good coverage or am I not using enough paint?

  2. Terrielynn1 profile image93
    Terrielynn1posted 9 months ago

    If you use a primer first, you will get better coverage. I use one with a stain blocker. It allows paint to adhere better, using less paint. I wrote an article on painting my home. Take a look it will help you.

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      Terrielynn1posted 9 months agoin reply to this

      I guess I should have asked if this house paint or acrylics for canvas pictures?

  3. Robie Benve profile image99
    Robie Benveposted 9 months ago

    Some colors are more transparent than others and may require you build up layers. However, low coverage may depend from the quality of the paint you use.
    Craft acrylics have very little pigment and a lot of filler. Student grade acrylic are better, but artist quality acrylics are definitely those that have the best coverage - of course the price tag is higher too.
    For higher opacity, don't dilute the paint with water, unless it's necessary.
    I hope this helps.

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      Terrielynn1posted 9 months agoin reply to this

      If it's house paint you never add water.

 
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