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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Best and Worst Paints to Use on Canvas


The canvas is the best source though which an artist shows his creativity, but before doing a canvas painting, it is very important to know what kind of paint to use. As in canvas, only certain types of paint are used, which work well in canvas or else the canvas painting is quite difficult if you don’t know the type of paints to be used in canvas. There are some of the best and the worst paint for canvas, depending on the canvas type also because all the paints cannot be used in all the canvas like in oil canvas only oil paints can be used, and if you use any other paints, it won’t provide you with the best result.


There is the best and worst paint to be used on canvas. So, firstly we will discuss the worst type of paint to be used on canvas which actually we should avoid using on canvas like, watercolors.

Watercolor – Watercolours take time to dry, and it also dry irregularly and forms blends on canvas, so if you want to use the watercolor to add effects you can use water color, but a complete painting with water color is quite difficult. If you want to use watercolor for fun purpose, then you will enjoy adding effects in mix-media painting or else it is better to avoid watercolor on canvas.

The best paint to be used on canvas are:-

Oil paints – Oil paints are best for canvas as they take time to dry, and it blends with the surrounding paints very well, which is not possible with another form of paint. Some of, the advantage of oil paint:-

  • Oil painting is very durable and produces bright colors.
  • It dries by oxidation, so they take more time to dry than other paints.
  • Oil paints have been used for centuries 
  • Oil paint can take several weeks to completely dry. Hence the artist can work several session on the painting without fear.
 Best and Worst Paints To Use on Canvas

Acrylic – Acrylic paints are the best for canvas painting, and it is the most popular among the other paints as it dries up quickly, which make the painter work easier to work on his painting. It has certain advantages, some of the advantages if acrylic paints are:-

  • Acrylic paint dries quickly than any other paint
  • It is durable, as there is  no changing of color, yellowing, or cracking like any other paints
  • Once the acrylic paint dries, it becomes water-resistant.
  • Acrylic paint is an alternative to oil paint as it dries more quickly than oil paint.
There are other paints also which can be used in canvas-like gouache paint, tempera paint and latex paint, they are not so popular as oil paint are acrylic are the best for canvas. Check New collection at Canvas Art factory of perfect pairs and  abstracts wall art prints

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