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    Choosing a surface for Acrylic painting

    Read our simple guide to five types of acrylics surfaces that can lend your art a decidedly different look and feel, and open up new creative possibilities.

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    How To: Get the Most Out of Professional Water Colour Sticks

    The debut of Winsor & Newton’s Professional Water Colour Sticks marked an innovative leap for the medium. Introducing a versatile, fresh new take on painting in water colour, the Sticks allow for fluid movement between drawing and painting, working wet and dry, and mixing with traditional forms of water colour.

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    How to remove varnish from acrylic paintings

    To maintain your painting at its best, Winsor & Newton Acrylic Varnishes can be readily removed when dirty. Simply apply Artists' Acrylic Varnish Remover or Galeria Varnish Remover and gently rub into the varnish film.

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    What are Drying Oils?

    Drying and semi-drying oils are the vegetable oils used to make oil colour, namely linseed, poppy and safflower. The different methods of processing oils produce products with different drying rates, consistencies and colour.

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    The best way to use aerosol varnishes

    To make the most of your Winsor & Newton aerosol varnishes, here are few tips on how to use them and how to avoid clogging of the nozzle. Try not to store aerosols below 15'C (59'F). If they have been stored around...

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    Care and Cleaning of Brushes

    Adhere to the following three standards of brush care and you’ll be well equipped with the knowledge to keep your prized materials in a state to produce stellar creative results.

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    Tips for using Acrylic mediums

    All Winsor & Newton acrylic mediums, (including Galeria mediums and Artists’ Acrylic Mediums) are fully compatible with Artists' Acrylic and Galeria Acrylics. These mediums can be used to achieve a variety of effects...

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    Water Colour Surfaces: A Go-To Glossary

    Whether you’re a seasoned water colour painter or new to the discipline, a glossary of water colour surface terminology can help ensure you choose the ideal surface for your work. Here, we collate and define some of the most pertinent terms to get you one step closer to your preferred surface.