Please help. I've been working on fiberboard with acrylics and am
getting peeling. I am gesso'ing my board, letting it dry and then
applying various layers of acrylic paint. The paint is peeling. I've
never had this happen before and I don't know what to do. Varnish? I'm
afraid that regardless of what I finish with it will still peel. It is
like the paint is still sticky/tacky even after several weeks.
I live in the south bay area so it isn't particularly humid and it hasn't been raining. I have air conditioning.
- Amy Steinburg
ZNE Member Cathy Minerva says:
I sometimes paint on chipboard also. Is it the matte type board or a
slick finish? It could be the board not your process. The more matte
board has an open fiber that absorbs paint, the slick one is more
sealed and repels the paint. Does your gesso peel off also? That would
tell you if it is the board.
Hope this helps a little bit. Hugs, Cath
And ZNE Member Anne Butler says:
You can try sanding the board so it has a tooth for the medium to stick to.