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Painting on MDO

Medium Density Overlay, MDO Found in hardware stores, this sign painter’s material provides proven stability. Although you can draw or paint directly on the MDO panel with oils, watercolors, or dry drawing media, we recommend a barrier for most applications. When painting with any acrylic paint, medium, gesso, or ground, we recommend applying 2 or […]

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Painting on Acrylic Sheeting

Acrylic Sheeting Poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), known by the trade names Crylux, Plexiglas, Acrylite, Lucite, and Perspex is among several transparent thermoplastics often used in sheet form as a shatter-resistant alternative to glass.  PMMA is an excellent choice for acrylic painting.  No size or ground is needed. Prepare by cleaning with isopropyl alcohol.   A light abrading […]

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Painting on Leather

Leather Leathers and finishes vary greatly.  So, testing an area or similar materials before beginning is highly recommended. Bend and stretch the test mimicking normal wear.  If cracking appears in testing, then follow the instructions for adding GAC 900 to acrylics for softness as recommended in the article linked below. Remove any previously applied coatings. […]

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