Tips For Working With Oil Paint

Tips For Working With Oil Paint
Tips For Working With Oil Paint
Video: Tips For Working With Oil Paint
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A few tips for those planning to work with oil paint. By following these tips, you can avoid many of the coloring pitfalls.


1. When painting with oil paint, you can get a matte surface by adding a 40% solution of laundry soap to the paint at the rate of 1 piece per 3 liters of paint. The soap is cut with shavings, poured with water (so that it slightly covers) and heated until it dissolves. Then, stirring, add to the paint.

2. A film has formed on the paint layer; it is not necessary to filter it. You can dip a piece of nylon stocking into the jar, and dip the brush directly through the stocking.

3. If you want to paint the walls, you must first remove the old paint with a spatula, after wetting the walls with water. After everything is dry, cover up all the cracks. Then priming horizontally and then vertically. The paint for the walls will be prepared in the same way as the whitewash for the ceiling, only the amount of glue is doubled. The selection of colors and shades of paint is checked on a piece of glass, which is then dried over low heat. The paint is too dark - you need to add a little chalk. Light paint can be made darker by adding colored pigments.

4. Walls painted with oil paint can be washed with warm water with baking soda, ammonia (1 tablespoon of alcohol per liter of water), then wipe with a damp and then dry cloth.

5. To prevent paint from falling on your hands and dripping onto the floor during apartment renovation, you need to cut the rubber bulb from the syringe and put it on the brush handle.

6. The smell of oil paint after the repair will quickly disappear if you put vessels with salt water in two or three places in the room. You can also rub the head of garlic and leave it in the room for a while.

7. Oil paint from long storage has become covered with a film. In no case should you stir it, but you must carefully remove the film. If the film is torn, cut a circle from the gauze around the diameter of the can and lower it onto the paint. The gauze will cover the shreds of the film and sink with them to the bottom.

8. To prevent the oil paint from drying out, pour a thin layer of sunflower oil on its surface.

9. Do not merge the remains of different paints together, this mixture may never dry after painting.

10. The paint on the brush will not dry if the brush is placed in water.

11. To easily remove the paint on the floor, windows, tiles, you need to cover them with soapy water (20-30 g of soap per 1 liter of water) before starting the repair.

12. Before work, it is recommended to wrap new brushes 2/3 of the hair length with twine.

13. To prevent hair loss on the new brush, you need to hold it in water for a day or two. Or drive a small wooden wedge into the handle holder. You can remove the cartridge and pour a little varnish or oil paint into it.

14. Oil paint on a dried brush can be easily removed if you put it in a jar with ammonia, kerosene, turpentine or other solvents.

15. The brush will rinse well after the glue paint if you immerse it in warm water with a little soda, then rinse and hang with your hair down.

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