Using Floetrol in your acrylic paint pouring helps to create beautiful strong ‘cells’ and allows for paint to move easier on the canvas.
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Floetrol is a water-based paint conditioner that helps improve paint flow and workability of paint. Floetrol can also be used as a medium for acrylic paint pouring art. Its composition helps to create the highly sought after strong, well-formed cells most artists are looking for without compromising the colour of the paint.
Floetrol can be used with any water or acrylic based paints.
No, Floetrol will not change overtime. Any changes that do occur will be due to the natural ageing of the paint.
Floetrol is non-flammable so should be safe to heat/torch when working.
When used as is there is no concern needed regarding the fumes and skin contact when using Floetrol, what I can’t guarantee is the lack of fumes when heating/torching Floetrol as this is new area of use for the product and is not something that it has been tested for. As with any item/product that is being heated/torched all necessary safety precautions should be taken.
No. Floetrol will not chalk or flake but it cannot stop the paint from doing that.
Floetrol should only be mixed with water or acrylic based paints. It may also be mixed with paints where acrylic and oil have been blended together. However, for these types of paints, a test should be carried out to check for compatibility and ideally it should be established whether it is an Acrylic/Alkyd paint or Alkyd /Acrylic paint mix and the order in which it is written often determines which medium is the greater in the paint.
It will not have any negative or long-lasting effects. However, you may find that adding more than the recommended values that the paint may start to become opaque. Whether this is a negative or not I guess is determined by what the artist wishes to achieve.
Floetrol has a shelf life of one year in its original unopened packaging, once opened it is not possible for us to give it a definite shelf life as there are too many variables, however assuming that the Floetrol is kept in the right storage conditions then you should find it still good to use after 12 months.
It will last for as long as the paint lasts.
Other than a silicone surface there are no surfaces that we are aware of that you cannot use Floetrol on.
As soon as the paint required a repaint.
Water/acrylic-based gloss paints that have a gloss level of 70% or greater may have their sheen level reduced slightly, other than that it will have no effect on the sheen level of paint.
It was originally launched in 1974.