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Question asked 2016-12-27 13:10:38 ...
Most recent comment 2016-12-27 17:53:00
I'm a painter using acrylics and am thinking about incorporating wax medium (typically geared towards oil paint) into the acrylic paint. Will the wax medium merge well with polymer based paint?
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EditDeleteModerator AnswerI do not think that this is a good idea at all. wax and the acrylic dispersion medium would not naturally even com. I am sure that there are ways to get this to happen (eg adding large amounts of surfactants and emulsifiers or saponfication of the waxy component with an alkali) but I would believe that this would drastically alter the acrylic dispersion binder, likely in very negative manner. Acrylic dispersion paints are very complicated in their formulations as compared to more simple paints like oils and watercolors. What effects are you trying to achieve with the wax addition? There really are a great wealth of acrylic dispersion paint mediums and modifiers available on the market. I would bet that one or more of them would give you something approximating the effect that you are searching for without compromising the paint film.
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