A thingy I thought might help someone. And it’s super easy mode.
Dudes. Please. Don’t ever fucking put acrylic paint onto your skin. Even deco paint. Even watercolor, and never oils. Even if you mix it with skin safe paint. Don’t paint with your fingers without gloves. Don’t apply it like makeup. Even a small amount.That is absolutely not what it’s for. Ask any art student who’s had to sit through ten different Hazardous Material lectures.
Seriously. I feel like I’m going to be shouting this from my death bed. Acrylic paints are not intended for use on skin, they can contain anything from Manganese, Cobalt, Cadmium, and even lead. Don’t do it.
My friend has severe nerve damage from constantly painting with his fingers. The Tin-man practically died from this shit. Come onnnn. And now five thousand people are going to do this. Lord.
save a life and reblog so maybe those cosplayers won’t do this.
HazMat isn’t considered HazMat without reason. Do. Not. Do. This.
yeah, i started reading this and was like “wow i really hope this is one of those posts where someone details everything that is wrong and tells people that they need to not be dumb fucks and put acrylics on their skin.” glad i was right.
I’m guessing the paints they’re using in art school are not the same as the kids’ craft paints used here.
Acrylic paint is one of the primary components of Pax, a body paint used not just in the cosplay community but also in special effects makeup for film. For amateur use, most people use craft store acrylic but even pre-mixed Pax is made with Liquitex – which is, yes, acrylic paint.
Forgive me for not taking one person’s negative experiences with a certain kind of paint as indicative of the safety of every acrylic paint ever.
Hi! That’s my friend and she has a lot of discussion about this!! Above person (tricksterweeaboostories) is right!!
This is based off the very popular body paint style PAX.
As long as the acrylic paint is suspended in another medium it is okay!! NEVER PUT ACRYLIC PAINT DIRECTLY ON YOUR SKIN but this is okay!!!
Don’t use dollar store paint though!! Actually spend the $2.75 or whatever for a bottle of non toxic paint 🙂
Thankfully someone mentioned Pax, which is a mix of Prosaide (prosthetic adhesive) and Liquitex Acrylic paint, hence it’s shortened name. There are quite a few types of acrylic, avoid ones that have names such as cadmium blue and stick to the ones that say non toxic and you are fine, although avoid putting this on the face as it’s a swine to remove.
Sadly yes, there are brands that use dodgy pigments which is why there is super suspicion about the use of acrylic paints on the face.
But consider this. Pros Aide *is* an acrylic glue and is used as a medical device. Liquiset *is* an acrylic product and is formulated as a cosmetic.
Unfortunately when it comes to labeling goods companies have to say things like “dry clean only” when it is perfectly safe to wash at home (usually on cold and low spin settings) or to avoid off label uses as a precaution against being sued.
That said, be cautious and make sure you have something you are comfortable with.