I want to try Acrylic pouring so I’ve been watching videos. Dilute with water before mixing into paint. How much silicone do you add to your recipe? So I’m comparing my ‘old’ recipe of paint, Floetrol, water and silicone on the one side and in the second pour, I’ve replaced half of the Floetrol with Liquitex Pouring Medium. Both swipes look beautiful to me and I like the color choices very much. More side by side comparisons or just use it and see if I can get a feel for how it reacts? It is used to dilute house paint going through paint sprayer. Would it be in an art store, or more like a hardware store? by ; January 1, 2021 51. For more free tips and guides on acrylic pouring check out our guides below: After being told in high school that she was so bad at art that she should switch to another subject, Deby didn’t paint again for 35 years. Thank you! I know that Floetrol can be expensive sometimes on Amazon and hard to find in stores in Canada. Directions Liquitex Flow-AidTM is a concentrate. 5 Things You Should Know About Floetrol vs Liquitex The practice of pouring artist paints is not a new way of applying paint, getting better results may be costly and frustrating. I have searched all the websites of hardware stores I can think of, and none have any product called “Floetrol.” I live in Canada, so I’m wondering whether this is an American brand that isn’t available here. I use Floetrol as my PM when I am experimenting with a new technique or trying to refine my technique. If you have questions, we have answers! $10.51 $ 10. Floetrol is $17.84 for 1litre at the hardware shop! On non-absorbent surfaces, it will increase the fluidity and open (drying) time of the paint. To compare, a Heavy Body paint (which is usually the norm to most painters) is about the consistency of working with smooth butter, a Fluid paint (which Golden also carries) flows sort of like a nice barbecue sauce, and High Flow is a very water-like consistency. Floetrol is a general purpose paint conditioner that can be used with water based paints like flat or semi-gloss latex, enamel paints, acrylic, or vinyls and is widely available at your local hardware store. But I’d like to raise a few problems that could change the results of your experiment and applies to your Part 2 test as well. Thank you Janis, Your email address will not be published. Has anybody used this and if so have you had any success? Liquitex likely hasn’t been made/tested for combining with them, so that’s a factor disturbing the expected results (50/50 mix obviously but your 100% mix still has silicone). I’d suggest starting out with something easier and turn back to these thick paints once you are a bit more experienced in mixing. I’ve tried both too, didn’t really see much difference, but as floetrol is cheaper and I seem to need loads of the stuff…..its floetrol for me. So again, I don’t think I can determine whether there is any difference in results when I use the Pouring Medium as well as or instead of the Floetrol. Use with Liquitex Soft Body color to create very fluid washes without hard edges. Are proper pouring mediums worth the $? Another somewhat common addition to homemade pouring medium recipes is Flow-Aid, a product from Liquitex (which also makes pouring medium) that helps increase flow and workability in acrylic paints. You can see my video review and results HERE. with fingers (and so might make good cells by swiping with larger objects like plastic sheets). Happy to answer your questions. There are a lot of other pouring mediums you can try. It was clearly one of those days when nothing seems to go right. I have my first piece still “wet” under the surface and its been over 24 hours. I have never had any cracking with it but I also don’t get cells either. I can’t possibly see how this is a comparison of two products when in the second instance you mix the two mediums. Be patient and don’t try to speed it up or you can cause the paint to crack. High flow is different to using acrylics thinned with water. Would Floetrol work just as well to dilute the Hard Acrylics to pour-able consistency? You can purchase Floetrol in paint shops. Floetrol is a water-based paint additive that helps improve the workability of paint and flow like oil. Hmm, not so good. On the other hand, I’ve done two side by side swipes before that turned out just this different. I find the colors can get muddy if I mix the dirty pour cup so I prefer not to do it, especially if I am doing a flip. Poor adhesion from over thinning of acrylic paint with Liquitex Flow-Aid whilst applying to a non-absorbent surface (i.e. It’s possible that it is because I’ve been exposed to these color mixtures all my life, from living near and visiting Latin countries. Normal dilution: 1 part Liquitex Flow-Aid to 20 parts distilled water to achieve Flow-Aid Water. does liquidtex form cells when you don’t want cells? Minimizes brushstrokes. But its not the only option. Supplies to Get Started With Acrylic Pouring, The Complete Acrylic Pouring Techniques Guide, 40 Essential Tips for Acrylic Pouring Beginners, Ultimate Guide for Using Silicone to Create Beautiful Cells, 1/2 tsbp of pouring medium made up 50/50 between. But its very similar to the XIM and the Zinnsser product too. Great controlled test. What about its archival qualities will it stand up well in UV light. Supplies to Get Started With Acrylic Pouring, The Complete Acrylic Pouring Techniques Guide, 40 Essential Tips for Acrylic Pouring Beginners, Ultimate Guide for Using Silicone to Create Beautiful Cells. So try the head to head test. Thank you for this. Obviously, I start off on the wrong foot by using the same colors as before because I already had these mixed and left over from the last experiment. At last, I got my hands on the gold standard pouring medium for acrylic pouring and swiping – the Liquitex Pouring Medium. And entertaining! $34.99 (3790ml) - Liquitex Professional Pouring Effects, Medium ... Rather than waste it I use the flow aid so that I can use these paints in the best way possible for a perfect outcome. Floetrol, particularly, is a builders’ product not intended for fine art. This means that getting a more even experiment might actually mean using different ratios for different mediums! bottles of thinner) $10.51 You can buy distilled water but I use filtered water from my refrigerator, so it could be free. Water vs medium vs Flow-aid As the above explains, water, medium and flow-aid are all mediums. When might you use one over the other? Too bad… there are so many things we cannot have here! I’ve never had them before, but in both experiments with the Pouring Medium from Liquitex, all the examples had lots of little pin holes in them. But the cracks and holes in the paint were new to me, and at this point I can only assume they were as a result of using the Liquitex. Flow Aid Medium - Breaks water tension to improve flow, absorbency and blending of any water based paint, ink or dye and minimizes brush strokes. See more ideas about liquitex, acrylic, acrylic painting. But CT, HD and Lowes didn’t have it on their websites so will have to go in store to check. So OK my colors choices were bad. The Pouring Mediums also contain acrylic resins and so you can add as much as you like to paint without weakening it, while Flow Aid is a resin-free additive and needs to be diluted before adding to color. What exactly is Floetrol, and where can one typically find it? I have HUGE assortment of tubes of Daniel Smith Hard Acrylics from my days of thinking it would be fun to paint acrylics…but I never liked it as well as watercolor…so gave up. Liquitex PM vs Floetrol Pouring Medium Comparison (Side-by-Side Test Part 2) Product Reviews & Tests / cells, experiments, pouring mediums, swipe technique. We’d love to hear more! I noticed that the order of what color you added was not the same in the first cup as you did for the 2nd and 3rd cups. All Flotrol and paint and one Liquitex and paint. The pour – all poured the same, and tilted the same on the tile. I love bright colors, but these were too bright even for me! I am new at this so I am just wondering if that would effect your results. My experiments have already used quite a lot of my precious bottle, so now I have to decide what to do next. Hmm, likely. That’s totally normal just because the paint is so thick. They are an additive for the behavior of the paint, and do not effect its color. With craft, paints try mixing one to one and medium body paints one paint and three medium. For the sake of your experiment here, you might not have given Liquitex the best shot. You don’t need ‘talent’ to be an acrylic pouring artist – just enthusiasm, some basic instruction, and a willingness to try, fail and try again. Water and other additives will easily ruin it. After being told in high school that she was so bad at art that she should switch to another subject, Deby didn’t paint again for 35 years. I don’t really measure measure but I use much more Liquidtex than I do paint. It will break down the binders in the paint. The only difference I’m seeing the pin holes. Your email address will not be published. I would say for the small amounts that I mix in the pots with lids, 2-3 drops and for the 8oz squeeze bottles, I add 10-12 drops in total. I am going to try this for the first time. I have purchased your course and love all your very helpful videos. Use 1 part Flow Aid to 10 parts water if you want a more concentrated effect; Add up to 25% of diluted Flow Aid to your color/medium and stir slowly to avoid foaming. You did half-half to create some control with your other recipes, but this would essentially make your Liquitex mixed solution too thick! Why did you use “tile” instead of canvas? Why did you not “torch” the paint after you poured? Floetrol VS Luiquitex Flow-Aid. Floetrol is not technically an acrylic pouring medium, and its original purpose was to make interior and exterior emulsion and acrylic paints (including coloured wood stains) work and flow more like oil-based paints and eliminate brush strokes. So of course you’d get crazing, tackiness and cracking. No immediate difference seen or felt during paint mixing. I have two gallons of Floetrol. the only problem with using water to get the fluidity of the paints means you’re breaking down the binders. Hopefully you have already found that out since this post is a bit older but I thought it could help someone else too! It was basically 1 tablespoon of paint, to a half tablespoon of either the Floetrol or the Liquitex (or the 50/50 mix of each), plus about a teaspoon of water, as needed. Hi, There is a substitute product to Floetrol called XIM which is also much cheaper. Dry appearance – well, ugly, but apart from that, there was slightly more gloss to the Liquitex, however both tests with the. Drying – they all took the same amount of time to dry. Yes you can thin them, but when you are starting out, getting the right paint consistency is the most difficult thing. It probably shouldn’t be up to us to test Liquitex’s product to this degree, but this is a relatively new trend. My question is, anyone know the difference between Floetrol and Liquitex Flow Aid? Minimum dilution: 1 part Liquitex Flow-Aid to 10 parts distilled water to achieve Flow-Aid Water. I think that already mixes the paint sufficiently. And, as always, your pouring videos are both interesting and informative. Do you agree? I am an artist and sell my work so this is important to me to know. Getting set up to start this pouring adventure. I rather LOVED the colors!!!! Then a stroke released a new wave of creativity and she began exploring with dot painting, abstract and eventually acrylic pouring, and at last the joy of working with color returned. They are also smaller so use less paint when testing things. Amazon, the Amazon logo, AmazonSupply, and the AmazonSupply logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. My GAC800 + Liquitex PM is expensive, so I try to reserve it for premium pieces that I can sell for more money . Sep 25, 2018 - Explore Iris Soto's board "Liquitex", followed by 246 people on Pinterest. Always make a test piece for your particular application and surface. Take a look at my Dragon Scales swipes – one has large cells, the other has the tiny cells. This depends on the paint too, as Liquitex recommends this ratio for their soft body paints, which likely have a higher pigment count compared to cheaper brands. This is a thick medium that improves the depth of colour and increases transparency, body and flow. Required fields are marked *, Our Facebook Group is the largest in the world with over 95,000 fluid artists. The cracks are probably from the water added to the liquitex pm or maybe the silicone. ... Liquitex Professional Flow Aid, 118 Ml #Ad , #Affiliate, #Flow#Professional#Liquitex. Paint along with her and learn from her many mistakes, and you’ll soon make great art together. Sorry, its hard when I’m in a different country. Liquitex Flow Aid Effects Painting Medium is designed for use in conjunction with any acrylic medium or acrylic color, when increased flow and absorption, and decreased film tension and friction are important. I know lots of other have success. Opinions on Liquitex Pouring Medium vs. GAC 800 vs. Floetrol? It’s one of the joyful things about art, that whatever you create, someone will love it. I even spoke to the people at Flood about it. More testing? have you tried fluid acrylics instead of high flow and did that effect your fm? Poor adhesion from over thinning of acrylic paint with Liquitex Flow-Aid whilst applying to a non-absorbent surface (i.e. Hi, I’m also in Canada. I recently bought a 4L tub of Liquitex’s PM that cost a fortune and might have to return it since it’s not looking like it will give the easy results I want with cells and so on, but this will all have to be studied with tests. I go in studio/shed to varnish or something and while I’m there an idea springs out and I have to try it right then! You’ve nothing to loose and might love it! I layered up the paints on the tiles, swiped and let’s see what happened. $34.99 (3790ml) - Liquitex Professional Pouring Effects, Medium ... Rather than waste it I use the flow aid so that I can use these paints in the best way possible for a perfect outcome. Dont think this medium is for me I brought a pack of pouring paints and a bottle pouring medium (which I thought at the time was the same as Floetrol) and a bottle of liquid silicone, all up about $100 AU, to create a canvas for my grand daughters BD, it’s nearly all gone and so far not one cell in site nor any work worth keeping. I like cells. Poor adhesion from over thinning of acrylic paint with Liquitex Flow-Aid whilst applying to a non-absorbent surface (i.e. I feel like it helped keep my colors separate, too, but again that could just be because I messed up the first time. I only hope Liquitex are already going deep into this. I prefer a little color separation personally. Brgds. Each medium should be expected to operate in different ways. Flood Company Floetrol Acrylic Paint & Stain Conditioner Keeps Paint Flowing 1L 4.4 out of 5 stars 9. I am more like the mad scientist LOL, Also, I am trying to learn the dutch pour. Apparently, in Canada it has been banned because of environmental legislation. I’m not a fan of Floetrol so far…I think my bottle was made in the days of mastodons…and Liquitex Pouring Medium is, IMO, merely good as a pouring medium. Thanks… does it go under another name … nothing coming up for that product on google? This could lead to cracking or flaking. I’ve done a lot of reading and talking to people about archival mediums as I’m planning a big painting to sell. The one with Floetrol only created a gazillion beautifully defined cells, but they are tiny. I’ll be interested to hear if any of you have carried out any similar testing and what conclusions you came to. However, they have slightly different properties. As always, you denigrate your fine work. Acrylic Pouring is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com, Endless.com, MYHABIT.com, SmallParts.com, or AmazonWireless.com. Most of the videos I have seen of this process do a few other thigs consistently that you did not do and because of that, I have a few questions: Paint along with her and learn from her many mistakes, and you’ll soon make great art together. Will it all be one big mess again? I like to leave mine 4 days before touching, depending on size and the substrate. Just curious if you have experienced longer drying times using this technique? But it’s not quite so bad to look at, because there is more white paint to break up the colors, as a swipe. Also try Home Depot, Cloverdale Paint and Canadian Tire. 2. Distilled water is best, since quality of tap water varies. Acrylic Pouring is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com, Endless.com, MYHABIT.com, SmallParts.com, or AmazonWireless.com. I’ve not used that one, can’t get it here, but I did try a similar one called Thin-X. Flotrol by itself will always give some cells without oil. I decided on a three-part test. May 18, 2014 - Explore Barbara Dreyfus's board "Liquitex Acrylic Ink", followed by 160 people on Pinterest. The Elmer’s glue also has a bit of a cloudy look to it and had some pooling toward the left side of the canvas, the metallic also shines through. Yes Floetrol is a latex paint extender usually found in DIY stores. I just need to tweak and experiment until I find the right mix that will work to give me the best results for my paints. Acrylic Pouring for Beginners (Start Here), How to do Your First Acrylic Pour – Step By Step Guide, Liquitex PM vs Floetrol Pouring Medium Comparison (Side-by-Side Test Part 2). I haven’t needed to water it down at all. what about gloss medium instead of pm? Floetrol has NOT been banned in Canada or anywhere. If you have questions, we have answers! Each pot of paint had 4-5 drops of the Treadmill lubricant silicone oil. Much less expensive too. I do 1 part paint, to at least 1 part LPM now and I haven’t had any problems. I’ve used so much paint and mediums in the six weeks or so I’ve been doing this! I've purchased a few bottles of Liquitex PM, but it runs out so quickly I just can't do it when Floetrol is $13.97 at Lowe's (which is walking distance from my apartment). Water is a medium that acts to alter the properties of the paint: in this instance, to alter the consistency. Paints do vary in consistency so it’s an experience thing getting it just right. I’ve been trying to find an affordable alternative also. But YES the tube are fine so long as they are not oils and are acrylics. The paints all mixed the same, and made the same volume to get the same consistency so no one method stood out as needing more or less water than the others. However, it will probably still be a smaller ratio than the 50/50 you did here. Do you happen to know what the non-brand name of Floetrol is? Amazon, the Amazon logo, AmazonSupply, and the AmazonSupply logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. They are completely fine. 4.7 out of 5 stars 654. Acrylic Pouring for Beginners (Start Here), How to do Your First Acrylic Pour – Step By Step Guide, Floetrol vs Liquitex Pouring Medium: Side-by-Side Comparison Test (Part 1). Is this to reduce the amount of pouring mediums to save money or does it help with preventing cracking? Hi Deby, I respect that you went out of your way to do this. I was told the Pouring Medium could dilute the hard acrylics into Flow Acrylics….and more dilution would make them pour-able. I am told that you can find it in branches of Dulux paint or Home Hardware. That’s why I prefer Liquitex since it allows me to control cells. It depends on how much volume of paint I mix up. Ok, so that last test was a bust. The use of PG makes a big difference cost wise to the end product as it is much cheaper to purchase than Acrylic and while it will make paint flow more easily it will not maintain the inherent body of the paint. Here are my results of the side by side test of the pouring mediums in the video below. I can’t buy it here on the island so I ordered some via the Acrylic Pouring Store and had it shipped in. I got cracks with the liqitex but not with the floetrol. It doesn’t mean it definitely will happen, but the medium stops that. That’s absolutely not true Betty. I love your sense of adventure otherwise. It’s at Canadian Tire in Canada and Home Hardware, Lowes and Home Depot I believe. The Liquitex didn’t stand out as creating better cells either wet or dry, or in the 50/50 mix. I also use golden high flow acrylics and only need to add a few drops of color to the pm. I know the layer is thick and that could be causing it. Great for staining effects on raw canvas. Acrylic paints are water-based, so you can thin them with water which breaks down the acrylic binder and makes the paint behave like watercolors. More testing to come on that – swipes next! Flow Aid breaks the surface tension of the color and gives it a water-like feel. Not to be deterred let’s give it another try, this time with a swipe. Have not had much success with it. Join us to connect with fellow pourers, get beginners tips, giveaways and more. both products are good but each simply has different properties. 1. And heavens sake no water. It’s interesting that the colors which were so horribly ugly for you were satisfying and delightful for me. If you can find those, give them a try. gessoed canvas) can occur. High Flow, as the name implies, is a very flow-y paint. I need a defined chart what to use where. Another experiment? Your email address will not be published. A rarity in pouring videos! It was clearly one of those days when nothing seems to go right. If you’re interested in writing a more in depth article on this let us know at acrylicpouring@gmail.com. Floetrol Pouring Medium for Acrylic Paint | Flood Flotrol Additive | Pixiss Acrylic Pouring Oil for Creating Cells Perfect Flow 100% Pure High Grade Silicone (100ml/3.3-Ounce) 4.7 out of 5 … When I started with acrylics I was use to a hour or so dry time. I’m going to pick up Zinsser’s Latex Extender from Home Depot today and see how that works out. Floetrol vs Liquitex Pouring Medium: Side-by-Side Comparison Test (Part 1) Product Reviews & Tests / cells , experiments , flip cup , pouring mediums , swipe technique At last, I got my hands on the gold standard pouring medium for acrylic pouring and swiping – the Liquitex Pouring Medium . Flood Company Floetrol Acrylic Paint & Stain Conditioner Keeps Paint Flowing 1L 4.3 out of 5 stars 8. It would save the bank! 98 ($0.25/Fl Oz) $14.28 $14.28. I think it just didn’t like my paint or my recipe perhaps. It is advertised as not causing cracks and I haven’t had any. I will try Floetrol as Liquitex is extreamly expensive here in Australia. Just smallerso watch the ratios . I spent 80 dollars on a gallon of Liquitex gloss pour medium. I am not the most organized person to begin with. Flow Improver Flow improver, sometimes called "wetting agent" or "flow aid" (depending on the brand), is another additive you must use sparingly.It thins acrylic paint for use with wash techniques and painting over large areas. Since our style of painting has become really popular this has been sold out or very low in stock in a lot of places. If I am using paint from plastic tubes, I increase the amount of pouring medium to 3-4 parts PM to 1 part paint. They weren’t pretty colors then so they aren’t pretty now either. Liquitex/Floetrol do not add depth of color, or any color for that matter to ones paint. Ok, maybe a drop of water if needed. Yet both were the exact same paints swiped the same way. But I think I can say that from these two experiments I’m not seeing any immediate or obvious difference that would point me in any one direction to say it was or wasn’t worth investing in. Fully intermixable with all Liquitex products; First dilute your concentrated Flow Aid with water - 1 part Flow Aid to 20 parts water - distilled water will give the best results. On the subject matter as well as the sides. The directions for the liquitex flow-aid (bought at Hobby Lobby) are to dilute it with water. If they were good before adding it, they should be good after. Then I made up 3 generous flip cups and gave it a trial. I know cells are the rage but there are many other pour painting techniques than just a profusion of cells. 1-16 of 65 results for "liquitex flow aid" Amazon's Choice for liquitex flow aid. And all three of the effects!! A flow enhancer that improves the flow absorption and blending of any water-soluble paint (i.e acrylic paint) medium ink or dye. If you’re testing one against the other it seems you have to test one against the other. Ok, so that last test was a bust. As usual, check out the slideshow below for more pictures of these two swipes, both wet and dry, and some of the closeups of the details. I had the same experience. Addictive painting method. I was looking for something bright and cheerful and it was a bit of an eyesore in the end, but still, the experiment was useful. You don’t need ‘talent’ to be an acrylic pouring artist – just enthusiasm, some basic instruction, and a willingness to try, fail and try again. My preferred pouring medium mix is GAC800 + Liquitex Pouring Medium (50/50) 2 parts pouring medium to 1 part high flow acrylic paint. Thinking to return the Liquitex now if no one swears by one over the other. Something is wrong with the cracks using the Liquidtex. ... FLOOD/PPG FLD6-04 Floetrol Additive (1 Quart) 4.7 out of 5 stars 4,939. Is one superior to the other? No difference seen. 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