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Offline D. Fisher

Acrylic Paints
« on: June 10, 2013, 09:48:50 PM »
What's the best acrylic for decoys, or given a choice between Traditions or Goldens, which would everyone who uses or has used acrylics choose?
Thanks for the input,
Dan

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Acrylic Paints
« on: June 10, 2013, 09:48:50 PM »

BobM

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Re: Acrylic Paints
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2013, 10:20:02 PM »
You would be OK if you used either of those brands . My personal preference is for Traditions acrylics its what I use  .It has a high pigment density for fast  coverage. Drying time and properties of the paint is easily controlled with the medium additives like texture medium and extender,and glazing medium.
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Re: Acrylic Paints
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Offline george williams

Re: Acrylic Paints
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2013, 07:16:14 AM »
Golden matte in the grey topped jars. ;)
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Offline Willy McDonald

Re: Acrylic Paints
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2013, 08:45:38 AM »
It's a tie.........both lines are excellent. I have used both brands with sucess. However, as a retailer that sells the Traditions line you know where my loyality is.

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Offline hankyorke

Re: Acrylic Paints
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2013, 09:04:29 AM »
With a decent sample size, I bet its 50/50.
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Re: Acrylic Paints
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2013, 09:04:29 AM »

Offline Matt D4

Re: Acrylic Paints
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2013, 10:05:38 AM »
Both are top notch. I do most all my texturing with the heavy body matte goldens though.
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Offline george williams

Re: Acrylic Paints
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2013, 08:36:50 PM »
beside, you can get golden in gallons quarts, and smaller!! Yeah, i use a lot of paint! ;D
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JJNewberry

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Re: Acrylic Paints
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2013, 08:43:51 PM »
How much is a gallon of Goldens heavy matte paint?
say white or black? Seems like that would be pricey with shipping .


Offline J.Russell

Re: Acrylic Paints
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2013, 11:01:35 PM »
My last gallon of Heavy Body Matte Bone Black was $98. I would not paint the kids room with it at that rate. Use both. They both have their benefits. I have birds that we have gunned for almost 15 years painted in Goldens. I like the Jansens for some of their colors. Can't live without the pine green. I often use both on the same bird. Traditions can be too matte for my liking and Goldens can have too much of a shine. Texturing helps.

Offline george williams

Re: Acrylic Paints
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2013, 07:31:21 AM »
Jason, i could never get through the bone black, but like the carbon.  Bone seemed kinda transluscent to me.  I also buy gac 700 in five gallon buckets.
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Offline Scott Russell

Re: Acrylic Paints
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2013, 05:49:10 PM »
Both are top of the line.  Can't go wrong with either one.

I prefer Goldens for some things and Traditions for others.  Just figure out which one fits your style of painting and roll with it.
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Offline Mike Forrester

Re: Acrylic Paints
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2015, 08:12:44 PM »
So locally I can find Golden Brand Acrylics, but not Traditions...at least that I can find.  This might be a dumb question, but is Raw Umber the same color in both brands?  I'm guessing yes, but I'm just wondering.

Offline george williams

Re: Acrylic Paints
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2015, 08:21:30 PM »
Probably some differences in the ratio of pigment to binder may be the difference--BTW, you need to request, nay, demand, GOLDEN MATTE ACRYLICS.  No shine!! ;)
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Offline Mike Forrester

Re: Acrylic Paints
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2015, 08:40:08 PM »
So I found Golden online, but it does not say it's a matte finish or anything.  Is it all going to be that type of finish?  I sure don't want to get a gloss, but what I'm looking at online doesn't say if it's satin, semi gloss or whatever.

Offline george williams

Re: Acrylic Paints
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2015, 04:53:02 PM »
where did you find it? at their website? italianartstore.com?
Specify matte when ordering.. Best to talk with someone.
Golden does have an 800 number!
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