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Oil Painting => Oil Painting General Chat => Topic started by: Maryna on October 24, 2017, 01:58:07 PM

Title: Painting over old painting
Post by: Maryna on October 24, 2017, 01:58:07 PM
Dennis. How do I go about painting over a previously painted canvas. Only a section of my canvas is painted, but I would rather want to change the color of this one. I am sure I saw a discussion about this before but can't seem to find it now.
Thanks
Title: Re: Painting over old painting
Post by: dennis on October 25, 2017, 07:47:07 PM
Apologies for not coming back to you sooner. If you have been painting with acrylics you can simply cover the painting with Gesso. If it has been painted with oils then you will have cover it with a good quality white oil paint of exterior quality. It will take quite some time before you can paint on it though.

In any case,  before you do all this you will need to sandpaper over the whole painting to get rid of any humps and bumps caused by the previous painting.
Make sure the surface of the canvas is completely smooth, otherwise you will have ridges showing in areas where you do not want them to be.
Hope this helps you.
Title: Re: Painting over old painting
Post by: Maryna on October 26, 2017, 05:45:44 AM
Thank you
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