The top 4 surfaces painters can turn into their canvas!
Painting is a way for individuals to express themselves, so naturally, a touch of uniqueness is bound to find its way into everything painters do. The paints, the brushes, even the surface used can have an immense effect on the final piece produced. Keep reading for four surfaces that artists can use as their canvas, and make you’re their creation is as vivid as possible!
The right light can make the dustiest red bricks look stunning; the question is how painters can prepare them to make their artwork stand out?
You need to start by preparing your brick canvas, using mortar to fill in any of the gaps in the wall. Then, you need to use a ‘hand held wire brush’ to smooth out any stubborn chunks of cement. Lastly, make sure you use detergent and plenty of water to give your canvas a good clean! Once the brick is dry, apply a coat of primer using a brush or roller.
You also need to make sure that your painting is equipped to survive the harsh outdoor climate. So after finishing, apply a layer of ‘acrylic elastomeric’ paint to it. The paint helps the masterpiece survive the change in temperature, and makes it more tolerant of the expanding and contracting brick wall!
Aspiring painters surrey should keep in mind that painting on any laminated surface, including Formica, can be tricky. The surface is smooth but unless you texturize it first the paint may not stick. This isn’t difficult; you just need to rub sandpaper over the canvas, dusting off any particles once you are done.
When adding the paint, make sure you only brush in one direction and do not apply the second coat until the first one is completely dry. If you want the painting to last, add a clear sealant over the top once it’s done.
Linoleum is seen as a notoriously hard surface to paint, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to do! If you decide to turn this surface into your canvas be sure to choose a durable, preferably oil based paint.
Remember to prepare your canvas by giving it a thorough clean to get rid of any dust, dirt, and grime. You should also wait 24 hours before adding the coat of paint using your paint roller.
If you have walked into your bathroom, stared down at the floor and felt extremely distressed, then you need to turn it into your next canvas. Remember to clear your schedule before starting as painting on tiles takes a lot of time.
You need to start off by scrubbing them thoroughly to get rid of mold and mildew. Next, grab a ‘200 grit sandpaper’ to add texture to the smooth surface and ensure that it holds the paint. Make sure that you clean any grout with an old toothbrush, and allow the surface to dry before you start painting!
You won’t find ‘tile paints’ in your local art shop because there is no specific paint for this type of surface. Instead, try the ‘2 step process’ where you add a primer to the tile before using oil based paint to create your masterpiece.
As a painter you should be able to express yourself anywhere, the tips in this article help your dream of making the world your canvas a reality!