Because most acrylic paints are water-diluted paints, the applied acrylic paint may not cover. Then you have several options. In the following guide we have summarized what you can do if the acrylic paint does not cover.
For a long time only artist paints, today many different applications
The first acrylic paints were offered as artist paints in the 1940s. They still exist today. For many decades, this was the only area of application since acrylic paints are relatively expensive. Above all, the increased environmental awareness is why acrylic paints are so highly valued today.
Acrylic paint is extremely versatile
In addition, it is in particular the lower toxicity of acrylic paint over other colors. Even on the skin, acrylic paint is used as a bodypainting color. Cars are also painted with it, children's paints are made of acrylic paint. Acrylic paint on concrete
- Acrylic paint on glass, wood, metal
- on radiators and elsewhere, where heat-resistant paint is important
- Acrylic paint on plastic and even on polystyrene (polystyrene)
- If the Acrylic paint not covered
- Like so often, car painting is another good example of what to do if the acrylic paint does not cover. This is especially common in metallic vehicle finishes because the pigments affect transparency. That's why metallic paints are often more expensive: they need to be applied in more steps than ordinary paints.
Acrylic paint can also be applied in several layers
For most applications where you use acrylic paints, the situation is no different. You get the acrylic paint opaque by applying the paint in several steps one after the other. The first layer of acrylic paint may already have dried. Due to the structure of the molecules of the acrylic binder, the binder, there are neither cracks nor bursting. In other words, you can also use the acrylic paint as a primer.
Other methods of covering acrylic paint
This is especially used in many artistic fields. Here you can also apply a layer of acrylic binder (acrylic resin) or Gesso. You can prime other surfaces beforehand. Either with a neutral, so mostly white acrylic paint or another product that is compatible with acrylic paint.
Acrylic paints as a primer and top coat in one product
Many acrylic paints and acrylics are also offered under the special premise that they can be used as a primer and subsequent color coat. However, you should of course always be aware of the higher cost of acrylic paints.
Tips & TricksA special trick can be used to increase opacity. The specialist trade also offers acrylic binders, ie acrylic resin, especially for acrylic paints. As already mentioned, you can also apply this acrylic binder as a primer. Let the acrylic binder dry.
In addition, you can also thicken the acrylic paint yourself with the acrylic resin. However, this is only advisable in the artistic field and for small workpieces. Large areas should be otherwise primed due to the higher cost of acrylic paints if it is foreseeable that the paint will not easily cover.