A Singular Creation Art Community
promoting and showcasing all types of art and photography

Acrylic over latex?

If you want to discuss anything art related this is the place to be.

Moderator: Moderators

Acrylic over latex?

Postby Ander » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:14 pm

Hi everybody,

A mundane technical question for you:

I'm starting a canvas with a flat, uniform base colour. As it happens, I recently painted a room with the same colour and already have a pot of interior latex I could use. Would I then be able to use water-based acrylic colours over it? It seems fine, as everything's water-based, but I thought I'd better ask before possibly wasting a canvas. Thanks!
Ander
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:08 pm

Re: Acrylic over latex?

Postby CarlOwen » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:50 am

Personally I wouldn't do it. Basically you are painting plastic on rubber. They do not expand and contract at the same rate. Over time the acrylic surface will crack and some of the really small pieces will actually pop off. When I was making my own canvases I used an acrylic water based primer paint with crushed marble mixed into it. I double primed the canvases to make sure that no cloth surface was allowed to not be covered with the paint. I think it has worked out pretty good. The oil painting I gave my brother-in-law is 47 years old and still looks like it did the day I painted it. Smart move on your part to ask the question before just jumping in.
User avatar
CarlOwen
Moderator
 
Posts: 1083
Joined: Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:06 pm
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Gallery: View Gallery

Re: Acrylic over latex?

Postby Ander » Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:20 am

Thanks for your advice, Carl. It's interesting how much of art involves chemistry. Cheers!
Ander
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:08 pm

Re: Acrylic over latex?

Postby CarlOwen » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:16 am

Isn't it though. You are welcome.
User avatar
CarlOwen
Moderator
 
Posts: 1083
Joined: Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:06 pm
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Gallery: View Gallery

Re: Acrylic over latex?

Postby MTH » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:09 am

Just wanted to chime in my agreement with Carl. You can tint your gesso if you want to work from a colored ground, or you can buy colored gesso too. I also agree w/ carl about the importance of laying down a couple of coats of your ground to make sure you get good coverage on your support.
MTH
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:22 pm

Re: Acrylic over latex?

Postby annie45 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:16 am

I prefeer acrylic
annie45
 
Posts: 11
Joined: Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:14 am

Re: Acrylic over latex?

Postby yuli455 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:46 am

acrylic, no doubt
yuli455
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:42 am


  • Similar topics
    Replies
    Views
    Author

Return to Art Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests