We are frequently asked about common-place items in this forum - things we almost all use but need to know more about!
Here you will find links to threads on Canvases and other Supports, Varnishes, Paints, Brushes, Palettes, Mediums and Easels, Techniques
, and we will add more links as they are appropriate.
Using the 'Search this forum'
facility can find you many useful threads to read - before asking the same question again!
Use the Advanced Search
and keywords - it's better to use single words, multiples confuse search! e.g 'paint' or 'paints', (but not 'paint paints') 'palette' or 'palettes', 'varnish' or 'varnishes'. Then select the time frame of older
than a year as most 2014 threads are listed here.
In the Information Kiosk
there is a 'collective' thread about Tips for the Acrylic painter
- it's very useful!
If you have a tip which doesn't appear here, please let me know.
Canvas, Boards, Paper and other supports.
Varnish threads -
Matt Varnish For Acrylic Paintings
Is it OK to put Matt over Satin
Anybody here using Golden POLYMER Varnish? It's water-based and REMOVABLE.
Varnish rules and choices - how to decide?
Compressor and Airbrush for Spraying VARNISH - I need advice
How to open Golden MSA Varnish
Solvent-based VARNISHES: Satin varnish over recently dried Matte varnish?
Varnish issue... Can I just gloss over it? (unhappy with satin finish)
Acrylic Varnish on Painted Fabric
The glossiest gloss varnish there is
Need help with varnish
Painting over varnish?
To varnish or not to varnish!
Need Help Using Polymer Varnish (Golden)
How long does varnish take to dry?
Question about acrylic varnish
Making rain drops with varnish or medium?
Liquitex varnish over Chroma acrylics?
Matte varnish dulled my colours
Problems using varnish on textured panel
For more varnish threads, please search the forum for 'Varnish' and at least 184 threads are available!
Paints threads -
Making your own Acrylics -
Search for SebastianRooks posts
in this thread
DIY fluid Acrylics Formula
Acrylics Over Oil Ground
Cryla Paints - tests and reports 2009
How can I INCREASE OPACITY of acrylic paints?
Poll thread 'What Paints do People Use?'
Quick Question of keeping paints from thickening.
Golden Fluid Acrylic vs Golden high flow Acrylic?
Sticking Tube Caps
marker or tube acrylic?
mat and shiny acrylic ?
What's a Good Quality Acrylic Paint Brand?
Is it the brand? Paint? Color?
eeeek! dry paint rubbing off!??
Paint and Humidity
will acrylic paint be damaged by heat?
liquitex professional paint markers
Gesso instead of white paint
paint scrapes off hardboard
Grainy paint - I need your help.
A good acrylic paint for an oil painter?
How much paint?
Paint dripping: which medium to use?
Paint Additive to Inhibit Mold Growth?
A few hundred earlier threads can be found by putting 'PAINT' in the search box of the forum.
Brushes threads -
Did I kill my brush?
Brushes - cheap ones
My tutorial on cleaning a brush with DRIED paint in it!
Just got into painting, looking to get a good brush
How do you keep the paint from drying on your brushes while painting
Recommended brushes for fluid acrylics
Brushes Suggestions (detail, flat, blending/priming)
Need help identifying these acrylics brushes
Varnishing Brush: Is this 2" house painter's trim brush a good choice?
Product Info Tip of the Week 3/14/14 - How do you wash your brush?
- Information from Dick Blick Materials our WC! Industry Partner.
Drawing With The Brush
Bristle brush help
Best brush for painting hair
how do I make a fan brush???
Fix my brush handles, please
Brush selection - advice/opinion needed
fine detail brush?
..... to find more using Search - use 'brush' or 'brushes' in the keywords and search titles only for threads older
than a year.
Palettes threads -
How did you learn colour mixing?
A Review of Golden Pouring Medium v/s Liquitex...
To read any Articles in WetCanvas, check this thread Articles now Accessible
In the Information Kiosk, under 'Classroom Index' there are classroom threads about some techniques and in the PAL (Paint-a-long) threads some of these techniques are shown in use.
YouTube video about Blending and Scumbling