removing water stain from acrylic painting

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by annalt » Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:39 pm

Hi Everyone,

I'm after a recommended way of cleaning an acrylic painting with a water stain, please. I've sold the painting, but wish to remove the mark.

Can I wash it, or what??

Any suggestions please.

Thanks, Anna

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PostRe: removing water stain from acrylic painting

by wendypuerto » Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:49 pm

Hi :) Can you gently touch up the area with the same colour or is it a massive area?
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PostRe: removing water stain from acrylic painting

by annalt » Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:33 pm

Hi Wendy,

It is on my Aloe Vera painting and I painted it about 8 months ago, and don't now have the same selection of paints.

It go down the painting, crossing almost all of it!!!

Ant ideas, would varnish hid it?

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PostRe: removing water stain from acrylic painting

by wendypuerto » Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:46 pm

That has happened to me before,cos I am sometimes lazy in wrapping and storing them but I usually can make up some of the colours used as near as damn it and all is well again varnish won't hide it I am afraid :cry: :cry:
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PostRe: removing water stain from acrylic painting

by jeanniezelos » Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:11 am

how did you get a water stain?? I've never had that problem and i'm not great at storing works safely...are you sure its a water stain? I've always thought acrylics waterproof once dry.You could try washing it with a little soapy water in case its just a dirt stain - otherwise i can only think as Wendy says that you need to lightly touch up that area - can't you match the colours from what you have? you could go over all the area where part is damaged so that the new colour covers all the old - no prob so long as its close match cos pc monitors all make colours vary a bit anyway. else it'll have to be a sorry to customer - damaged in storage - but its a shame to lose a sale
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PostRe: removing water stain from acrylic painting

by annalt » Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:25 am

Thanks for all your advice.

It was dirt water stain from a leaking roof. Acrylics are not truely water proof I have found, hear and on a couple of other paintings. The water had got through the painting and had even wet the inside of the canvase at the bottom. That area was not visible until I removed it from the wood frame!!! :shock:

We washed it carefully and the mark can not be seen....unless it is wet!!! So the idea of varnish, as Wendy said was not a good Idea.
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So once again thanks for the help and the customer is very happy to have the painting. A year it has taken for her to get me to sell it!! :| Sad day in a way :( :(

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PostRe: removing water stain from acrylic painting

by wendypuerto » Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:01 am

Glad all is well :) Yes sometimes it is sad letting them go you have favourites don't you?
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