Can oil and acrylic paint be used together?
Thereof, should I use oil or acrylic paint?
When it comes to color, oil paints have more pigment in them, allowing richer, more vivid colors. Acrylics may also darken slightly as they dry, while oil paints do not. The main difference between oils and acrylics is drying time. Acrylic paint will dry within an hour, if not within fifteen minutes.
Similarly, what can you mix oil paint with? Oil paint is very thick directly out of the tube, and must be made thinner for the first layers using white spirits or turpentine, and a blending medium such as linseed oil or poppy oil for later layers. The rule is 'Thick on thin', and this prevents later cracking or separation of layers.
In this regard, can you mix enamel and acrylic paint together?
Generally speaking, it's normally OK to apply acrylics over enamels, given that the latter are fully cured. Rule of thumb is that the opposite does not work - however, if applied carefully, and without too much thinner, and in relatively small areas, then enamel can sometimes work over acrylics.
Can you add linseed oil to acrylic paint?
You can actually mix linseed oil and acrylic paints together. Go ahead try it. At first it's gooey but if you keep mixing with a palette knife you see it gets pretty smooth. The problem with doing this is that the affects are completely unknown.