For hard shiny surfaces like glass or metal, this type of paint can easily be removed by scratching or peeling.
Paint is water soluble, therefore, getting it off from clothes and fabric is very difficult. Once it dries, it's almost impossible to remove completely. It sticks so well to the fabric. This can also be used for painting designs on T-shirts.
- Canvas and textured papers are the best but you can paint directly onto hardboard or even walls.
- A palette is recommended.
Since acrylics are opaque, it is easier to paint light colors on a dark background rather than the other way around. It is one of the reasons why a lot of artists uses black as the base layer; which has become quite a popular choice.
It's recommended to use plenty of paint on a wide brush and not much water. For narrow strokes, side of the brush is used. Always clean the brush before proceeding to the next color. Never ever leave a brush lying with a paint on it while you work on another brush because when it dries up it will ruin the bristles. If you haven't time to clean, just immerse it into water until you are ready to clean it. Clean brush with a little soap in warm water. Do not use a detergent.
Blending: Shading effects can be simulated using blobs of different colors but the best way to produce good shading is to blend the paint. Mix paint as you would on any other type of mediums from one color to another. You need to paint quickly before the paint dries. You can create shading effects using different colors. If you are quick enough, you can even mix the paint directly on the painting or surface. This can only be done before the paint dries, therefore, it is very crucial to be quick before drying overcomes you.
Glazing: A pale color mixture that is very much diluted can almost be completely transparent. Paint it over the dry paint. This can be repeated a soften as necessary. This will make the glaze look stronger each time a layer is added.