Pouring acrylic on vinyl records is a popular trend for home decorating.
This article will show you how acrylic pouring is done, what it entails, and why it is so popular in the first place.
We’ve even included a video tutorial, just in case you’re not sure of the process.
You’ll also learn how to prepare your record before acrylic pouring using simple instructions that are easy enough for beginners to follow.
If you want acrylic poured records but don’t know where to start or just don’t want to make them, we have some ready-made available for you to check out.
- 1 Preparing Vinyl Records for Acrylic Pouring
- 2 Beginners Guide to Acrylic Pouring
- 3 Ideas for Record Acrylic Pours
- 4 Ready Made Acrylic Poured Records for us Less Artistic Ones
- 5 A Clock Made From an Old Record
- 6 Conclusion
Preparing Vinyl Records for Acrylic Pouring
It is straightforward to prepare records for acrylic pouring. It’ll have to be done before you are ready to pour acrylic on it.
First off, if you want to but not essential is to remove the label and clean any glue that may be left behind.
Next, you will need to put a sticker or piece of tape on the back of the record over the center hole. This is done, so your paint doesn’t pour through it when you start pouring.
Make sure the record is free of dust, so there is nothing to get caught in the paint when you start painting. That’s it, nothing else needs to be done in preparation of your LP record. You can start your art project from here.
Will Acrylic Paint Stick to Vinyl Records?
The short answer is: ‘Yes’. Acrylic paint will definitely stick to vinyl records if you have prepared them according to the steps described above.
The reason acrylic paint is used when creating this kind of art is its flexibility. And, because a vinyl record can bend, it’s best to use a flexible paint for this job.
You could, of course, use other paints on a vinyl record, but they are prone to cracking under movement. Therefore, best to stick to what the experts use to avoid disappointment later.
Can You Use Oil Paint on Vinyl Records?
Yes, theoretically, you can use oil paint on vinyl records. However, oil and latex paints are prone to crack as they have little to no flexibility.
So, again, acrylic paint, thanks to its flexibility, is the best way to go when you want to pour onto vinyl.
How Do You Seal Painted Vinyl LP Records?
To get the best finish possible when you have finished your work of art is to seal it with resin.
It doesn’t matter if it’s just a painting with color or if you are turning it into a clock; it will look better if it’s sealed with resin.
The resin also protects your paint as well as gives it a nice glossy finish, which makes it stand out from the crowd.
Beginners Guide to Acrylic Pouring
Here’s a basic guide to get you started with acrylic pouring on a record.
What you will need is a record to paint on, of course. From there, some acrylic paints with color, which can be purchased as a kit online or from your local craft store.
It is possible to get sets with many colors, so the choice is yours. Some resin to finish off and a piece of tape or a sticker to go over the hole in the center of the record is also required.
The only other thing you will need is a plastic cup to put your paint in. Prepare a work area and you are all set.
Now, you are ready to start your acrylic pour on your prepared record.
Take a look at this easy to follow tutorial below, which will help you to pour your first piece of art.
Ideas for Record Acrylic Pours
When it comes to pouring ideas and patterns, leave it to your imagination. There are no rules, just mix what you like in the cup and see how it turns out.
Don’t forget, you can use metallic and glitter as well to give a sparkly or shiny glow to your piece.
Just layer your paint in different ways in the cup, and you’ll produce different effects every time. This kind of art will produce a unique piece every time.
Ready Made Acrylic Poured Records for us Less Artistic Ones
Is pouring not really your thing? Or, you simply don’t want to get your hands dirty, but would love to have such a decoration in your home?
No problem, there are plenty of ready-made acrylic poured records to buy online. Check out some products below, which you can buy online, and they will be shipped directly to your door.
It’s just a matter of finding what you like and hanging it on the wall at home, where it will look outstanding for years to come.
A Clock Made From an Old Record
One thing that has a cool look to it is an acrylic poured clock. A colorful, glossy clock will look delightful on any wall. If you’re interested in vinyl records made into clocks and want to see how it’s done, we have a whole article on this.
Be sure to have a look and check out all the options you have when wanting to purchase or make one of these old records into a clock.
Here are a few examples of what you can expect:
We’ve just introduced you to another unique way of repurposing old products and letting them live on. Acrylic pouring on vinyl records is a fun and easy way to recycle something old.
You can do it yourself at home with acrylics, if you have some lying around the house.
Or, buy some online or from your local craft store.
If you’re not into making your own, buy a piece today and brighten up your wall and let your guests wow at the next get together.