Does Acrylic Paint Run In The Rain?

Do you love artwork and painting?

Well, you must have used acrylic paint before.

They are the most common paints for DIY projects and creating canvas arts.

I know all this because I love to paint, create, build and fix things in my house instead of purchasing new ones. I am fond of researching and have a keen eye for new designs.

If it is something I can do, I always try my best.

After painting, I love to put my finished work under the sun to naturally dry before I can use it to decorate my house or gift my friends.

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What Happens when acrylic paint is rained on?

Acrylic paint (is it water proof?) is a synthetic substance that people use to decorate items.

It is water-based paint that dries real quick as it is made from acrylic acid.

While these paints are water-soluble, they are also water-resistant when they are dry.

As such, they are a great product for most paintings.

However, when exposed to rain or water for long, the paint may get damaged but not run.

It is not waterproof (like Mod Podge). How can you manage this?

Step by step guide on how to waterproof your acrylic paint

What you need

• Acrylic varnish in any sheen (depending on what you are waterproofing)
• Basecoat brush for the application.

Step 1: Check It’s Dry

Ensure that the acrylic painting is dry before you apply the varnish sealer.

Step 2: Apply Varnish

Begin by applying the first coat of the varnish using a wide basecoat brush.

Step 3: Let The First Coat Dry

Let the first coat dry before applying the second coat.

Step 4: Let the second coat dry.

You need to let each coat dry completely before applying the  next or it will run and look terrible.

Step 5: Allow Natural Light

Leave the product to dry under natural light.

Where can these paints be used?

Acrylic paint can be used in different applications.

The best thing about these paints is that they can be used with wood, stretch vinyl, canvas, plastics, ceramics, as well as glass.

Regardless of the DIY project I have, I always prefer using acrylic paints. It is my favourite as it is adaptive to any material and style.

What items can you use acrylic paint on?

I love experimenting and trying new things with paint.

In this section, I will highlight the projects that I have used acrylic paint on.

Furniture Projects

I have done a few projects on indoor and outdoor furniture.

All my outdoor tables and chairs are well painted.

The greatest thing with acrylic paint is that you get to choose based on your preferred style and personality.

Flower Pots, Boxes, and Planters

You should see my flower pots and planters. I have elegantly painted them to take my house’s style.

Besides adding more elegance to my garden area, the colours bring life to the place.

You, too, can do the same to your flower pots.

Again, you can change the colour after a few weeks just as you desire.

Landscape and Gardening

Using acrylic paints is a great way to give your landscape and gardening figurines a facelift.

If you want to sell your gardening tools at a yard sale, you can quickly paint them and restore their initial beauty and brand new.

Acrylic Paint and Rain

Whilst acrylic paint is a waster based paint and water resistant whilst dry HOWEVER it is not water proof and may be damaged if exposed to rain for a long period.