The liquid to powder ratio is the balance of liquid monomer to acrylic powder (polymer); it is important that the manufacturer’s recommended ratio be achieved in order for the hardening process to take place; incorrect or out-of-balance liquid-to-powder ratios can cause a variety of problems with acrylic, including yellowing, bubbling, or crystallization. A good liquid to powder ratio will result in a ball that is neither too wet nor too dry.
September 1, 2008
Mastering your acrylic liquid-to-powder ratio will help make work easier and more fun.
February 1, 2008
The ideal bead should be smooth, round, and plump, and suspended lightly on the brush hairs.