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Mixing Acrylic and Latex Paints
« on: April 23, 2018, 11:53:28 AM »
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I'm about to take the plunge and start painting my backdrop.  It will be 99% forest scenes.  I would like to use latex paint for the foreground 'trees' because I'll need a lot of it and acrylic mixed with the latex for the background stuff.  Question is, do the two paints mix well?

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Re: Mixing Acrylic and Latex Paints
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2018, 11:58:39 AM »
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I've done it routinely with no issues.  Mike Danneman suggested it in all of his articles and books.

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Re: Mixing Acrylic and Latex Paints
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2018, 02:37:13 PM »
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I think it's stated but just to clarify, are you talking about literally mixing the two paints before to apply or applying one over the other once the first has dried?  Or maybe applied but still wet?   Or maybe a combination of all? 
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Re: Mixing Acrylic and Latex Paints
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2018, 09:51:23 PM »
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I wanted to mix the two together prior to painting.  Well, I tried it out and it does work very well.  It takes a bit more agitation to get them to mix but it does work.

Doug