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Oil painting, artist grade, on aluminum





2004

Can you put artist grade oil paint directly on an aluminum surface? Would any clear acrylic medium coating be suitable for painting on metal?

Jon Olivieri
painter - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA



2004

I have heard that oil paints bond naturally to aluminum. It supposedly creates a chemical adhesion thats actually very strong. I don't know anything about how to prepare it, though I would imagine an acrylic layer would keep that strong bond from occurring.....

John Elliott
Artist - Honolulu, HI, USA


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