When it comes to painting, artists have three choices: oil paints, water colors, and acrylics. The most striking difference between acrylic painting and water painting is the time taken by the paints to dry. Generally, it has been seen that the acrylic paints dry faster than oil paints. Even though this can be termed as an advantage, helping the artist to come up with the paintings in a fast pace, there are some disadvantages that are brought out as well. There may be a certain painting in which the colors need to be blended well, and in such a case using an acrylic paint becomes an obvious choice. If you go by my opinion, I would always suggest that you choose your type of painting, according to the style that best suits you.
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2. The next step involves cleaning the blinds. Your aluminum Venetians need to be properly cleaned and all the dust, dirt and debris properly removed, since paint should be applied only to clean and smooth surfaces, otherwise your painting job will be hindered and you could face some inconsistencies. Cleaning aluminum blinds is very easy. For a more thorough cleaning, you could soak them into water (bath tub for instance), wash them using some mild soap or detergent and rinse them with shower. You could also use a cloth or a sponge and a bucket of clean, cold water. Simply add some soap to the cloth, apply it to each slat and rinse it with another clean, wet cloth. That is it. Note that your blinds need to be completely dry before adding paint, so use a dry towel to collect the remaining water or better yet leave them outside to dry.
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Sandpaper comes with different kinds of backing. I prefer cloth backing over the cheaper paper backing because generally I use only a wet sanding technique. Wet sanding is where you use water to help lubricate the surface of the model and generally works better for my model paints.