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Old 12-02-2008, 10:31 PM
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Re: Liquitex pouring medium experiences?

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Re: Liquitex pouring medium experiences?

Very cool indeed I got a question...after you done pouring and everything is dry and shiny...is it still necessary to varnish?? If yes, does it take away from the shine?
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Very cool indeed I got a question...after you done pouring and everything is dry and shiny...is it still necessary to varnish?? If yes, does it take away from the shine?
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Thanks howyadoin...it just looks so good once it dries and I wonder how it might be after a couple of years when dust and dirt settles...if it might be harder to clean..I might just worry too much I guess
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Thanks howyadoin...it just looks so good once it dries and I wonder how it might be after a couple of years when dust and dirt settles...if it might be harder to clean..I might just worry too much I guess
I've wiped mine off with a damp cloth a couple times, and not had any problems. When it comes to longterm effects, your guess is as good as mine, though.
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Re: Liquitex pouring medium experiences?

probably a good question for Liquitex tech support, they are pretty good at getting back to you on things...
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Re: Liquitex pouring medium experiences?

I would guess that the pouring medium is fairly porous and pliable when dry, and thus would allow dust and grime to become embedded over time. I would recommend the usual varnish treatment (intermediate layer, then removable varnish) for all acrylic paintings that are worth protecting.
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I would guess that the pouring medium is fairly porous and pliable when dry, and thus would allow dust and grime to become embedded over time. I would recommend the usual varnish treatment (intermediate layer, then removable varnish) for all acrylic paintings that are worth protecting.
Embedded how, exactly? It might be pliable, but acrylics are basically plastic.
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Re: Liquitex pouring medium experiences?

The Liquitex site indeed suggests that acrylics be varnished to prevent dust and other particles from becoming embedded in finished works.

Not sure whether this is really required... It would be good to see the difference between varnished and unvarnished after five years, huh?
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The Liquitex site indeed suggests that acrylics be varnished to prevent dust and other particles from becoming embedded in finished works.

Not sure whether this is really required... It would be good to see the difference between varnished and unvarnished after five years, huh?
Yeah, a time machine would come in handy right about now.
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Re: Liquitex pouring medium experiences?

Acrylic paint and mediums are porous (if they were not, new layers of paint would not adhere). This allows dust and grime to actually get into the paint film or acrylic medium over time. Once dust and grime have worked into the pores of the painting, they will remain.
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Re: Liquitex pouring medium experiences?

Howdy, all. I've been using ink on plexi and glass for some pieces and then trying to finish them w/ an epoxy resin, which gives clarity and a great seal, but is tough to work with. Might the Liquitex stuff work well in this case?
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Acrylic paint and mediums are porous (if they were not, new layers of paint would not adhere). This allows dust and grime to actually get into the paint film or acrylic medium over time. Once dust and grime have worked into the pores of the painting, they will remain.
Thanks, I wouldn't have guessed that.
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Re: Liquitex pouring medium experiences?

My experience with liquid mediums and paints etc.... when finished, seal with a varnish either glossy or matte. the surface is a lot more accepting the punishment of years and dust. It doesn't collect as much and easier to clean. I like a lot of brush texture so lots of lumps and bumps for dust to settle and the varnish helps keep it clean looking.
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