What kind of paint can you use on pottery? What color will your paint be and where will you apply it? These are all very important questions to consider before you start painting pottery.
When you first start learning how to paint on pottery, the best thing to do is take a class. You can pick up a few inexpensive classes at local community centers or even go for an evening at Pottery U Paint. What you want to do is bring a supply of paint with you so you won’t have to come back later to change colors. This way you don’t have to worry about running out of paint or making the drive back and forth from the store.
When you are learning how to paint on pottery, you want to avoid the use of acrylics. Acrylics are a type of paint that is specially formulated to resist staining. However, they are also very thick and you have to let them dry between layers. In addition, some people have a hard time removing acrylics because they feel they are rubbing the glaze off of their pottery. So, if you are concerned about this, then you might want to stick to using oil paints or water-based acrylic paints instead.
Another good thing to keep in mind is to select a paint that doesn’t bleed. If the paint dries on your piece of pottery, you run the risk of the paint staining your surrounding surfaces. So, you want to make sure you use a high quality acrylic paint that dries well. The only way to tell if a particular paint will bleed is to rub a part of the piece with your fingers. If the paint comes out clean, then the paint isn’t likely to bleed and you can use it on other pieces.
You also want to avoid paints that are designed to be porous. These types of paints can sometimes have an adverse affect on certain pottery items. Also, you want to avoid any paint that has been diluted with water. This means that the paint won’t stand up to the type of work you do and it could chip off over time.
Knowing how to paint on pottery is a fun skill that you can perfect over time. It takes a little bit of patience to learn how to use this type of paint properly. However, it can also be fun and interesting once you get the hang of it. Just think about all of the beautiful colors you can create once you get good at this!