How to make an oil painting dry quicker??? i painted a landscape about 2 weeks ago and it still hasnt dried! i keep putting my hand init by accident grrr and its still wet! please helppp. x
- JenLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
unfortunately there isn't anything you can do at this point, it just has to dry on its own. You can't dry oil paint with fans or heat because its a chemical reaction that causes the oil to harden and not evaporation (like how acrylics dry). Put it in a safe place where it won't get bumped into and just let it do its thing, it should dry pretty soon if its already been 2 weeks. In the future, thin your paints with mineral spirits for the lower layers and an alkyd medium for the upper layers of paint. It will help reduce drying times. With the use of thinners and/or alkyd medium I've had paint dry at least to the touch in 24 hours.Source(s): experience
- Cekker KwannLv 41 decade ago
There is nothing you can do now the painting has been executed. Only time can dry your painting. However, for future projects you want to dry faster, there is an additive you can buy from any local art supply store that will accelerate the time it takes for your painting to dry. I've used this type of product before and man is it quick drying. Finally, you can use very thin washes of paint mixed with a higher percentage of terp's. These usually dry in hours if not minutes.....
- david cLv 41 decade ago
I don't think there is much you can do now except
let it dry. Make sure it has maximum exposure
to air. If it dries too fast, by usinf heat, it can
cause cracking. A fan might help.
In the future mix drying medium with oil paint to get it to dry faster.Source(s): http://www.dickblick.com/zz015/65c/
- BillLv 71 decade ago
1. Paint thinner in the early stages. Save thick paint till the very end..
2. Get a fast drying medium; this might help ... http://www.misterart.com/store/view/001/group_id/4...
3. Or this one: http://www.amazon.com/Liquin-Alkyd-Painting-Medium...
4. Paint with Alkyds ... http://www.misterart.com/store/view/001/group_id/7...
5. Use a Mahl stick to keep your hand out of it, while you work on it more. Look here: http://www.misterart.com/store/view/001/group_id/1...
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
in future mix it with furniture wax itll dry in 3 days