Can I add rubbing alcohol to acrylic paint?

What happens when you mix rubbing alcohol with acrylic paint?

Isopropyl Alcohol has a lower density than water, and it evaporates much faster than water. Therefore, the alcohol makes a mad dash to the surface, and while escaping the pour, it carries paint along with it.

Can you mix rubbing alcohol and paint?

Paint that is straight out of the tube or container will be thick and have little reaction with the alcohol. So wet you brush and mix it with the paint first. You might want to practice with the amount of water to use.

Will alcohol dissolve acrylic paint?

Use denatured alcohol, as it works the best on the most stubborn dried acrylic stains. Pour a little on a cloth or cotton ball and hold against the stain for a minute. With small circular motions, rub the paint until it lifts. Use a damp, soapy washcloth to wipe the area free of the alcohol.

Does rubbing alcohol thin paint?

Some artists swear by using isopropyl (aka rubbing) alcohol for thinning their paints, and this is relatively true but with a caveat. High concentrations of rubbing alcohol (90%+) can actually gum up your acrylic paint and cause it to gather like cottage cheese.

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