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Old 04-24-2019, 11:04 AM
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how to salvage acrylic painting on wood panel...

I have an acrylic painting on wood panel.

I want to scrap it and use it for encaustic. I know I shouldn't put encaustic over the acrylic since it won't bond well.

Could I glue down a bunch of paper on top then my hot wax over that?

Other than buying a heavy-duty sander and grind everything down, which I don't really want to do if I don't have to...
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Re: how to salvage acrylic painting on wood panel...

my recommendation would be to sand it down well and give it a good couple coats of a true solvent-based primer. This is a pigmented resin that you can cover practically anything with it, and paint anything on top of it (water or oil based). A good paint shop can even blend a custom colour, so you don't have to work with just white, grey or black.

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Re: how to salvage acrylic painting on wood panel...

Agree with Andrew's approach. Let us know how it works.
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Re: how to salvage acrylic painting on wood panel...

You can buy acrylic gesso for encaustics. They have a grit in the gesso that helps the wax stick. Pretty sure both Golden and Liquitex make a version.
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Re: how to salvage acrylic painting on wood panel...

I agree that sanding first then using either a primer or gesso would work.
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