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Popular Q&A

Artists! Can you use oil paint on illustration board?

I do not have any acrylic gesso but I was wondering if I could still use oil on illustration board since I already have a layer of acrylic paint down.

Oil and acrylic don't really mix well. There have been cases of de-lamination between oil over acrylic. So if it's something you will end up caring about, better to not do this. However, if you aren't really concerned, I'd sand the acrylic and primer it with an all purpose primer, this will help with adhesion more.
Hope this helps.

Does oil paints work ok on illustration board?

I have illustration board that I've only used acrylics on...does oil paint go on it ok too?

Is not really smart to paint oil on paper. But if you are going to I would suggest you coat the paper with gesso.

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