Using Acrylic Interior Paint for Art Pouring Projects

I'm a budding artist alla grande. I'm looking to 'acrylic pouring', but I want to know if acrylic indoor paint can be used successfully on art projects such as pouring projects. I'm appalled at the prices of just a little paint for pourings in art stores. If the paint is the same in either art store or paint stores - I'm a winner!


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February 19, 20190 found this helpful

I haven't tried it...since I just started dabbling in acrylics in 2017, but I have read that people do use acrylic house paints for projects.

This guy said he talked to the folks at Behr and they gave him hints and tips:

Call the company whose paint you want to try and see what they say.

Post back with what they say and some of your works!

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February 19, 20190 found this helpful

I would think it could be used. You could go to the dump and get paint for free or to to any paint store for oops paint.


That paint is paint that was returned to the store because it was the wrong color and is sold very cheaply.

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February 19, 20190 found this helpful


I would experiment with it. There are pouring mediums that can be used for acrylic paints. Here is a video that explains how to use acrylic paints and pouring medium:

I hope this helps and I would love to see your work posted here on Thriftyfun!


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February 20, 20190 found this helpful

My friend does pouring and uses all kinds of acrylic and it looks nice and retains well.

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February 21, 20190 found this helpful

This is fascinating and I have seen some beautiful works that were done by students at our local junior college so I ask a friend what they used (as I know they cannot afford the expensive "art" supplies).


He said they used the sample containers from local stores but he also said they usually had to go to several stores to find all of the colors they like to use. He did say they many times used other "things' in their paint to give it body or more flow.

Here is a video that he said they used a lot; especially with the less experienced artists.

Since he thought it was me that was interested in learning he directed me to Google so I will just share that with you also.
Hope everything turns out great....

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