does oil paint dry??????

okay so yesturday i painted a painting using oil paints and it is still not dry!!!!

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  • Zarn
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    9 years ago
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    Oil paint does dry. Ish. Sort of. After a while (depending on the oil paint used, and the thickness of the oil paint layers). It will take some time, though - I'd guess a week, if you used artist's oil paints.

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  • 9 years ago

    Acrylic paints are considered wonderful because they dry on the kind of schedule you are thinking of.

    Oil paints skin over so they don't transfer in a couple of days, but may take weeks to firm up enough to handle casually or even add more paint. This slow drying is good if you are working paint on paint, which can be hard to do with acrylics.

    This is also why painters often have several paintings being worked on - some are drying so they can be added to.

    You can add different things to your medium to speed drying - before you paint, not after it is on.

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  • 9 years ago

    Oil paints do not dry in a day. It can take a week or more for it to dry to the touch and 6 months for it to dry completely if you want to varnish it. White and yellow take the longest to dry.

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  • 9 years ago

    it does dry eventually, but it can take anywhere from 2 hours to 2 weeks depending on the size. if it is big, it will take longer. good luck!!

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  • 9 years ago

    yes they do after a while. Often it is best to apply a coating of protector after your painting is finished though. this makes things quicker

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