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Acrylics on Non-Porous Substrates

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  1. Hi, Scott,
    What is the difference between the matte polyester films 1 and 2? I have used Golden airbrush inks ( are the hi- flows identical?) with great success on drafting film….don’t know if it’s the DuPont product or not. The inks dry slowly enough that you can move them around with a badger blender, excellent for rendering marbles.
    Thanks,
    Pat

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    • Hello Pat,
      Thank you for your comment. The Airbrush Colors pre-date High Flow Acrylics, they are similar in consistency and can be used through an airbrush. Based on what you are describing the High Flow should allow you to do something similar, they too are slower drying so as to not clog an airbrush. The Matte Polyester films tested had the same material description, but from two different brands. We cannot say specifically which brands we tested. It sounds like you are having success with the DuPont product, so your experience matters with these types of things. If you were ever concerned, doing an adhesion test would be helpful like we did in the article. Will It Stick? Simple Adhesion Testing In Your Studio.

      We hope this helps!

      Scott

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    • Hello Carol,

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      Warm Regards,

      Scott

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  2. I understand this is meant to be an overview–There are some mediums that can be combined with the paint to make it a bit more durable on a non-porous surface. Will you be doing any follow-ups to cover the possibilities? Has Goldens come up with a reducer additive to your paint line?

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    • Hello Dillard,

      Thank you for your comment. It may be possible to add a product like GAC 200 to your colors to impart a physically harder film when it dries. The benefit of something like the GAC 200 is that it is harder to get a fingernail underneath it to scratch it off, so while it doesn’t technically improve adhesion, it can help make the layer more resistant to scratching. As far as a reducer, you could use something like High Flow Medium, which is ink like in its consistency to reduce paint if you were not wanting to use water, which can be the simplest way to reduce or dilute acrylics. It is certainly possible we could go deeper on this topic, thank you for your interest we will take that into account when coming up with topics for the future!

      Warm Regards,

      Scott

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  3. Hello to the JustPaint team, wanted to extend my gratidude for this amazing website and all the hard work you guys put into it for us artist. ITS GREATLY APPRECIATED, every post is full of knowledge that we can all benefit from, thanks for what it is that you guys provide, love Ramiro.

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