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15 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about NZACRYL Student Acrylic Paint

15 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about NZACRYL Student Acrylic Paint
15 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about NZACRYL Student Acrylic Paint

We often receive questions about our NZACRYL Student Acrylic Paint, so we've put together answers to the 15 most common ones we hear.


1. What is NZACRYL student acrylic paint?

NZACRYL Student acrylic paint is a versatile, water-based paint designed for use by beginners, students and artists. It offers vibrant colours and easy handling, making it ideal for educational and practice purposes at an economical price.


2. How does student acrylic paint differ from professional acrylic paint?

Student acrylic paint generally has a lower pigment concentration and fewer additives than professional acrylic paint. This makes it more affordable and easier to work with; though it may have less coverage and colour intensity compared to professional-grade paints, you get more for your money, making it ideal for larger projects.


NZACRYL student acrylic

3. Can NZACRYL student acrylic paint be mixed with other mediums?

Yes, NZACRYL student acrylic paint can be mixed with a variety of mediums to achieve different effects, such as increasing gloss, altering texture, or extending drying time.


4. What surfaces can you use NZACRYL student acrylic paint on?

NZACRYL Student acrylic paint can be used on a wide range of surfaces, including paper, canvas, wood, plastic, metal, and fabric. It's highly versatile, making it suitable for many types of art projects.

NZACRYL student acrylic paint
NZACRYL student acrylic paint

5. How do you prevent acrylic paint from drying too quickly?

You can use a palette with a wet sponge and a piece of greaseproof paper on top. Alternatively, adding a retarder medium to the paint can slow down the drying process.


6. Is NZACRYL student acrylic paint washable?

Yes, NZACRYL student acrylic paint is washable when wet. However, once it dries, it becomes water-resistant, so it's important to clean brushes and spills promptly with soap and water.


7. Can NZACRYL student acrylic paint be used for pouring techniques?

Absolutely, NZACRYL student acrylic paint can be used for pouring techniques. You can mix it with pouring mediums to create fluid art with unique patterns and effects.


Add water to create a water colour acrylic
Add water to create a water colour acrylic

8. What is the best way to blend colours with NZACRYL student acrylic paint?

The best way to blend colours with NZACRYL student acrylic paint is to work quickly while the paint is still wet. Use a soft brush to gently mix the colours on your palette or directly on your surface.


9. How do you varnish a NZACRYL student's acrylic painting?

Wait until the NZACRYL student's acrylic painting is completely dry before varnishing it. Using a wide, soft brush, apply a thin layer of varnish, working in one direction. Allow it to dry, and apply a second coat if needed.


10. Can you use student acrylic paint for outdoor projects?

NZACRYL Student acrylic paint can be used for outdoor projects, but it's recommended to seal the finished work with a UV-resistant varnish to protect it from the elements.


11. How do you clean brushes after using acrylic paint?

Clean brushes immediately after use by rinsing them in warm water and using mild soap to remove any remaining paint. Reshape the bristles and let them dry flat or upright.


12. What are some beginner projects with NZACRYL student acrylic paint?

Beginner projects with student acrylic paint include painting simple landscapes, abstracts, and still-life compositions and experimenting with colour mixing and basic techniques like dry brushing and stippling. See our Bright Ideas Blog for more ideas >>


13. How do you achieve different textures with NZACRYL student acrylic paint?

You can achieve different textures with NZACRYL student acrylic paint by using various tools such as palette knives, sponges, and textured brushes. Mixing in texture mediums or adding materials like sand can also create interesting effects.


14. Can NZACRYL student acrylic paint be used on glass?

Yes, NZACRYL student acrylic paint can be used on glass. For best results, prepare the glass surface by cleaning it thoroughly and, if necessary, using a primer. Seal the finished work with a clear varnish to enhance durability.


Paint on Glass
Paint on Glass

15. How do you store NZACRYL student acrylic paint to prevent it from drying out?

Store NZACRYL student acrylic paint in its original containers with the lids tightly sealed. Keep the containers in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight. If the paint starts to thicken, you can add a few drops of water to rehydrate it.




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