Glossy Finish for Paintings​

I cover my paintings with a finishing layer of epoxy resin for a smooth glossy glass-like effect.

I have created comprehenive Resin Clear Coaring Mastery course in which I will teach you the entire process step-by-step with the best tips and insights for a flawless finish.

Epoxy resin is what I prefer to use to finish most of my paintings because I absolutely love the look, but it's definitely not a must. You can use any type of finish you like, for example, spray varnish, brush-on varnish, etc. Varnishes are available in different sheens - matte, satin, and glossy. Unlike resin, varnish creates a very thin coating on your painting. You can find an example of varnish finished painting at the end of this video

I allow my paintings to dry for around 2 weeks. Even though acrylic pour paintings may appear dry-to-touch within the 1-3 days, waiting for 2-4 weeks allows to ensure the paint payer is fully cured and all the water has evaporated.

Blow dryer and Torch

It's a mini butane torch (chef's torch).  You can check it out here.

You can find out more about it this guide - Supplies for Acrylic Pouring.

Currently, I'm working with this mini travel blow dryer for my Dutch pours and other blow-out pouring techniques. 

I use this blow dryer on a low setting. In regard to temperature, I find that both hot air and cool air work equally well, but hot air dries paint a bit faster. 

Blow dryer and torch are not interchangeable. The blow dryer is used to move the paint and create a design, but it doesn't have enough heat to pop air bubbles as well as the torch. Also, keep in mind that if you use a blow dryer for popping air bubbles (instead of the torch), it will flow and shift your exciting design. 

Heatgun is a better alternative to torch. 

Paint for Acrylic Pouring

You can find my favorite acrylic paint brands in my Acrylic Pouring Supplies Guide guide. 

And if you are looking for color details used for a particular painting/video, you can find a full list of supplies and colors in the description under each video on my YouTube channel

I do not use house paint. All the colors I use for my pour paintings, including the base paint, are regular artist acrylics.

Learning Acrylic Pouring

Currently, we offer one super comprehensive Acrylic Pouring A-to-Z online course created in a collaboration with two other amazing artists. You can learn more about it here.

I also have a NEW exciting course in the works - Epoxy Resin Finish Mastery Course. You can sign up for email updates regarding the new course releases here

No books at this time. 

I do not offer private lessons at this time. If you are interested in a more in-depth study of fluid art and acrylic paint pouring, please check out our comprehensive online course.

Art for Sale

I'm glad you asked!

At this moment I offeer Original Artworks for Purchase and Fine Art Giclee Prints. If you are interested in something particular that you've seen on my channel but it's not on my sale page, feel free to contact me and I will let you know the availability.