Support Your Child’s Passion in Painting Without Having to Spend Too Much

Support Your Child's Passion in Painting Without Having to Spend Too Much

Generally, every parent wants to support his/her children whenever he/she discovers a significant spot of talent in them. It’s usually exciting for them in as much as it is for their little youngsters. It even becomes more sensational if the talent is unique and plays a role in building the child’s strong character.

However, there are certain setbacks like financial constraints that make it difficult for parents to fully support their kids. This is most noticeable in activities like an acrylic painting which certain materials are simply a prerequisite-yet they are ridiculously expensive. In cases where your child is still in the learning stages of painting, it often feels like draining your money away.

But then again, there is always a way to spark a smile and bring hope into your child’s life without having to spend too much. This is usually possible only if you start thinking outside the box. In acrylic painting, for instance, the pouring mediums come in different sizes, brands, and prices. Therefore, you need to carry out a little research before finally shopping for any of them.

Well, for beginners, pouring mediums are simply additives used to enhance consistency and integrity in acrylic paints. They act as binders as well as diluting agents. Generally, they are responsible for that smooth finish that has no cracks, separation or fading of color in any artistic paint.

Water may also form part of ‘pouring medium’ since it also thins the acrylic paint and makes it easy when pouring. Nonetheless, the overall quality is jeopardized. It basically dilutes the colors and the binding agents making them appear like they are washed out and non-sticky on canvases.

Hence one of the effective ways to ensure you spend less but have quality outcomes is by cross-checking the reviews of these products from fellow consumers. They give insights and advice on what to look out for. Many of them are actually experts and their remarks are often decisive.

For example, Floetrol and Liquitex are some of the well-known brands in the market that reviewers mostly talk about. Their end results are mostly magnificent. Nevertheless, Liquitex is also known to be quite costly compared to many other substitutes. Floetrol, on the other hand, is regarded as ‘contractor’ product and hence mostly used as paint extender for commercial house painters.

As a ‘Do-it-Yourself’ pouring medium, the PVA glue such as Elmer’s Glue-All has been known to be very efficient for starters. It is the one actually used in many art classrooms and very much affordable. Even though it is acidic and does not have the standard for ‘archival quality’, it is still ideal for your passionate child.

Behr Premium Plus Faux Glaze, Golden Polymer Medium-Gloss and Golden ‘GAC800’ are also some of the best substitutes that your child can use for his/her artistic work. Their performance is still as outstanding as some of the premium pouring mediums in the market. 

In conclusion, keep in mind that one of the effective ways of bonding with your children and foster creativity, among other virtues, is giving them support for the meaningful things they are passionate about. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on them, the little is just enough.

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