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grumbacher academy acrylics in a tube
Posted by cadman on Monday, January 01, 2018 2:21 PM

I was wanting to simulate wood on a boat I am building and was wondering if use Tamiya acrylics as base can I use a grumbacher academy acrylic in a tube over the tamiya base for grain look? If so what is the best way to thin and and apply?

Thanks in advance,George

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    October, 2010
Posted by hypertex on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 8:08 AM

I haven't tried doing wood grain with acrylics myself, but I don't see a reason why it wouldn't work. Since the acrylics dry fast, it will be less forgiving than oils. You could probably thin the Grumbacher with any water-based thinner. You could try plain water with a little flow aid added. You may also want to add some retarder.

As for technique, I'd suggest you use a fan brush or an old worn out brush that has its bristles splayed. I suggest you practice on some scrap until you get the technique down.

Let us know how it turns out.Smile

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