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kare
08-20-2003, 07:15 PM
I have seen a few people post warnings about this.. but I actually don't know what happens if you do it.. So I thought I'd post a thread and ask why!!

Why is it okay to paint oils over acrylics,
but not so good to paint acrylics over oils? What happens??

~ciarrai.

PALudeking
08-20-2003, 07:46 PM
its that eventually that the acrylic paint will fall away from the oil painted parts, leaving a flacky and cracked surface .

RWeller
08-20-2003, 07:46 PM
Your head explodes.

POW

kare
08-20-2003, 07:52 PM
lol..

so the acrylic can't grip on to oil-painted surfaces? okay..

is there anyway of stopping this?

PALudeking
08-20-2003, 08:01 PM
You cant mix the oils with acrylic but I think you can find some product to lacquer and seal the oil painted parts and paint over this clear layer...

Tamana
08-20-2003, 09:28 PM
primer

arourapope
08-20-2003, 09:38 PM
Oils always like to be on top. :D

Tamana
08-20-2003, 09:41 PM
:eek:

kare
08-20-2003, 09:42 PM
quit talking rudies! :eek:

lol.. i appreciateall comments here.. the only way you learn something new is if you ask!

AmyH
08-21-2003, 06:29 PM
fat over lean.

the oilier (fatter) the paint, the slower it dries. most dont place quick drying paint over slow drying paint because this is one cause of cracking, in oil on oil, as well as other paints over oil. if you have a rough texture canvas, I think the acrylic would stick ok on top of oil, but who knows how long before it might crack or split. you can do it if you want though...its not illegal ;)