Every career has a little science in it. Even art! As an artist you also have to know how paints react to certain canvases and paper. Almost every paint has this basic formula: pigment, additives, and binders. Take watercolor, for example. Watercolor is made out of pigment and a gum Arabic binder so the pigment can stay in place. The binder also makes sure the pigment gets on the paper.

This is dry watercolor. The quality of these varies by brand. Some are have more pigment or binders(gum Arabic). That's why most people don't use the dry watercolor often because there is little to no binder or pigment.

Watercolor tubes have a good mixture of a binder and pigments, making it more saturated with color and thick in velocity. This is what people mostly use because of its high quality pigment.


acrylics is another paint using this process. Acrylic's binder is Ethenyl ethanoate. Ethenyl ethanoate is made out of ethanol acid, ethene, and oxygen. The paint is depedent on its homopolymers/co-polymers.


Ethanoic acid + Ethene + Oxygen ---> Ethyl Ethenoate


The equation is already balanced


Ethenyl ethanoate(ethyl ester) is highly flammable, explosive, and does bodily harm(Eyes, mouth, skin,and lungs are mostly affected)

Ethanoic acid gas(corrosive)

Be careful when using this paint when painting, especially when throwing it out


Created with images by sasint - "artist art art work" • surpriseapeartree - "watercolors paint drawing" • stux - "acrylic paints color bottles"

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