SoFlat Matte Acrylics – Why it Matters

Over the years we have seen increasing interest in matte paints, especially those thin enough to create a smooth, brushstroke-free finish. While we have had a few matte paint lines in the past, none of these truly matched the performance properties that were desired by artists. Thus we set out

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SoFlat is So Flat!

Introducing SoFlat Acrylic Colors SoFlat is our newest product line created in direct response to the artists we speak with every day to fulfill the desire for a matte, leveling and opaque paint. Flat in sheen and flat in application, these acrylics are bold, intense, luxurious, velvety and a joy

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Painting in the Cold

In winter time we might find ourselves in situations where our studios have no heating, we want to finish a mural, spray varnish outdoors or actually paint en plein air. But when is it too cold to paint? The short answer first… The answer depends largely on the painting medium.

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Thank You to You, Our Customers

Let us first say, we hope that you, your families and your communities are staying healthy and safe. Like all of you, we have had to maneuver around the impacts of this pandemic and the unprecedented resulting effects over the last several months. We truly appreciate your continued support during

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Acrylics on Non-Porous Substrates

With the advent of new composite materials, artists today are able to take advantage of lightweight, dimensionally stable supports that offer a smoothness unattainable through traditional surface preparation. These “modern” substrates require little to no preparation, come in a variety of thicknesses and can range from transparent and glossy to matte

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Painting on Ceramics with Acrylics

  We often get asked “What is the best way to paint on ceramics with acrylic paint?”. The question is usually geared toward painting unglazed pottery, but also sometimes glazed ceramics. We do not recommend our products be used on anything that will touch food, hold liquid or go into

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Estimating Paint Amounts for a Mural

Introduction The creation of a mural should begin long before ladders, scaffolding, and cherry-pickers are on site. Although we have amassed extensive information about mural painting, the conversation about how to go about estimating products could use some expansion. When preparing to paint a mural, the creation of a maquette

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The Subtle Differences of Williamsburg Whites

  White is often thought to be as much as 20% of a typical painting. Used for grounds, for opacifying, for lightening or brightening deep colors, its importance cannot be overlooked. Not only is it a critical component coloristically, but understanding the whites in your oil painting will also aid

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QoR Permanent Scarlet Discontinued

We are sad to announce that after October 31, 2020 we will no longer be able to offer QoR Permanent Scarlet watercolor, as the PR 168 pigment used to make this paint has been discontinued and is no longer available. The artist paint industry is often subject to the whims

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