View Full Version : A welcome invention

04-01-2018, 09:19 AM
I'm not sure how many of you use a hairdryer when you paint. Invariably, I knock over my brush holders or worry about getting electrocuted because of the stupid cord dipping in my water jar.
Finally, a couple of companies have a cordless battery powered hairdryer at a reasonable price it seems. If you google cordless hair or blowdryers you can check them out.

04-01-2018, 02:00 PM
I might need one of those...

Charlie's Mum
04-01-2018, 05:23 PM
:thumbsup: - sounds good because the cord always has to stretch across the table! :lol:

04-02-2018, 08:10 AM
Hair dryer on left, water and brushes on right, no problem.

But then, it might be different if I worked on a table ...

04-02-2018, 09:58 AM
Hi Cliff: I work on an easel and a table.....back and forth. Lots of opprtunities for the cord to knock things over.

04-02-2018, 01:25 PM
Derek, do you mainly use the dryer to reduce the time between glazes? Thanks,

04-02-2018, 02:19 PM
Here is an example Gary: when I paint the side of a barn or house (usually a large flat area) and I then want to paint in the spaces between clapboard, I will dry the whole area so I can get to it, and any weathering I want to include. Yes, I also use for glazes.
I might also do a distant tree line with soft foliage, dry the area and then work into it with more trees, branches, etc.
For weathering, stonework, various textures I work into a wet area of slow dry medium (A couch) so that the edges will blend in.

04-03-2018, 04:05 PM
I use a heat gun and after a couple of 3 degree burns I have to stay sharp so as not to add to my collection.

04-03-2018, 08:45 PM
Anthony hair driers don't cost that much and they are boat loads safer.

04-03-2018, 10:59 PM
I'm wondering if Anthony is kidding?

04-04-2018, 11:36 AM
When I use acrylics I always use a hair dryer.... for years I had a "studio hair dryer" until it died. That was a long time ago. I don't need one anymore for oils and pastel...but for my occasional acrylic, I do use the dryer. :)

The cordless one sounds good Derek... be careful!

04-04-2018, 01:20 PM
Hey Lady M. I'll be xtra xtra careful.......cause I'm a Klutz. :wave:

Katie Black
04-04-2018, 02:52 PM
Good idea!

04-04-2018, 07:23 PM
I tried a battery operated one yrs ago, long before rechargeable batts. It took 4 D cells. Holding it longer than a few minutes wore me out. Don't use anything now - 85F at the easel right now.