How to Thicken Acrylic Paint – A Guide to Using Acrylic Paint Thickener

If you want a thicker consistency then you will need to add an acrylic paint thickener like a thickening gel for acrylic paint for you to try a home remedy (which we will discuss a bit later on). The impasto technique is one of the main reasons why you would thicken your acrylic paint because this style calls for thick clumps of paint to be slathered onto the canvas. This highly expressive painting style relies on layers, and you can see the process of the painting technique when you are finished.

  1. Add some water and cornstarch into a pot, turn on the heat and let the mixture thicken into a paste.
  2. Stir continually until you achieve the consistency you desire.
  3. If you need to, add in some more cornstarch.

PVA and Talcum Powder DIY Thickener

Another amazing method that a lot of artists have used in emergencies, but has proven itself worthy because it is a quick fix that is also super affordable. There are some downsides, like the paint’s color being dimmed and in a greasy state of affairs. Not only that, but the paint can also become all crumbly, so when it dries, you will need to be careful not to knock your painting around too much.

  • Get out a container for mixing.
  • Add some of both the PVA glue as well as the talcum powder and mix them to make a paste.
Talcum Powder to Thicken Acrylic Medium
  • The amount of talcum powder you add to your paste depends on how thick you want it to be.
  • Be sure to mix the powder evenly with the paint before you begin painting.

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