Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesVisual ArtsPainting · 1 month ago

Can you paint over an acrylic painting with white to reuse the canvas?

I have an unfinished painting that I want to repeat. Is it ok to paint over it with white? Is there any downside to this or should I just buy another canvas? 

2 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    Depends how thick the paint is. I think it is generally recommended to sand the canvas before priming it again with gesso. 

    If you google: how to resurface acrylic canvas you should find more detailed pointers. 

  • gerald
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yes you can if there is nothing to gain by saving it remember people pay lots for just a signature you may be renowned one day 

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