FAQ: What Is Floetrol Acrylic?

Floetrol is a conditioner which means it enhances the qualities of the water based paint you’re using while also helping it to be thinner for easier application. Whilst it has a transparent white color, Floetrol maintains the qualities of the paint and will not affect the color of your artwork.

What is a substitute for Floetrol?

Elmer’s Glue is probably going to be your cheapest Floetrol substitute option, other than water. If you dilute your glue with a little bit of water, you will get a similar pouring consistency as Floetrol. Your painting will dry to a matte finish when using Elmer’s Glue-all (very similarly to Floetrol).

Do you have to use Floetrol for acrylic pouring?

In acrylic pouring, we use Floetrol as a pouring medium, but to start pouring we also need other supplies.

Can you use water instead of Floetrol?

Keep in mind that Floetrol is not a thinner designed for water-based paints. However, if you do not want to change the consistency of the paint like Floetrol will do, then it is recommended that you use water to dilute the latex paint instead.

Can I use Elmer’s glue as a pouring medium?

Elmer’s Glue-All is a multi-purpose glue that works well as a budget pouring medium. It’s non-toxic and has a similar look to professional pouring mediums that cost much more.

Can you use dish soap as a pouring medium?

Your Pouring Medium can be many things. We have experimented with water, Mod Podge (Glossy), dish soap, PVA Glue, Acrylic Flow Improver and more. How much you add will depend on how much paint you are using. Some people say a 1:1 ratio or 40% Pouring Medium to 60% Paint.

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Can I use normal acrylic paint for pouring?

You can use any acrylic paint for your pour paintings. Heavy body acrylics have to be thinned with a little bit more pouring medium, while already thin acrylic paint can be used with less pouring medium.

How do you get cells in paint pouring?

The most reliable way to create cells in your acrylic paint pour is to use silicone or another oil additive. This will almost guarantee that you get cells in your fluid painting. We recommend that you try each of these different cell making techniques one by one.

What can I use instead of silicone in acrylic pouring?

Acrylic Pouring Paint, Fluid Acrylic Color, Latex Paint Conditioner, Treadmill Belt Lubricant, and Isopropyl Alcohol are some of the best Silicone Substitute for Acrylic Pouring.

Is Floetrol the same as paint thinner?

Floetrol is a latex paint additive used as a conditioner to help reduce build up on paint brushes, eliminate brush marks and extend drying time. Floetrol is not to be used as a paint thinner. It’s best to use flat, eggshell or semi–gloss sheens.

What is an acrylic Dutch pour?

A dutch pour is an acrylic pouring technique that uses air to manipulate the paints on a canvas. You can use a hair dryer, straw and lungs, or anything that blows air to make a dutch pour. Dutch pours are known for the ribbon like edges and cell lacing that can be achieved using the technique.

Does Floetrol thin paint?

 Floetrol is a conditioner which means it enhances the qualities of the water based paint your using while also helping it to be thinner for easier application.  By not just thinning the paint you will achieve better performance out of your paint when it is applied.

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What makes cells in acrylic pour?

Cells are created when you mix acrylic paint with additives and pour them onto a surface. The best additives include, pouring medium and silicone oil.

Can you use Elmer’s School Glue for acrylic pouring?

Breaking the pour painting process down is very easy. If you want to try it without the price rage of expensive name brand mediums and the messiness of silicone, you can use Elmers Glue All (not school glue) and acrylic paints.

Can you make fluid acrylic paint?

Fluid paint can be made by combining acrylic paint, acrylic medium, and water. Fill each container halfway full with the acrylic paint of your choice. Fill the remaining half of the container with equal parts water and acrylic medium. Add the water slowly while stirring to ensure the right consistency of paint.