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Is it safe to use acrylic paint on top of oil paint?

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I have an oil painting I want to touch up and wondering if I need to use acrylic paint on top of it?
asked Oct 6, 2013 in Acrylic Painting by questions (730 points)
edited Oct 6, 2013 by questions

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No, that's not possible. The acrylic will not bond properly to the oil paint underneath.  It will also keep the oil paint underneath from drying properly.  Oil takes a very long time to dry.  Even old paintings that are many years old are technically still drying.
answered Oct 6, 2013 by apprentice (780 points)
Agreed, it's never a good idea to use acrylic paints on top of oil paint, even if the oil paint is completely dry to the touch.  Oil paint on top of acrylic, however, is quite doable.