About Oil-Base Paint Markers

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Oil-based paint markers are a higher grade marker that requires a solvent or paint thinner for cleaning up, but the durability is much higher than a water-based marker. Use oil-based paint markers for more advanced projects with information from an art store general manager in this free video on art supplies.

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Questions about oil based paint markers. One needs to understand that paint markers come in a solvent based and basically an oil based, enamel based, an acrylic based and the best way for paint markers and they all have the same characteristics. The things with the oil based you have durability but you have the solvent that needs to be cleaned up with paint thinner. It is more of a professional nature. It is a higher grade marker. It is not really recommended for children or anywhere where health and safety is a major concern. They do give a low amount of fumes but still they're not non toxic as opposed to an acrylic paint marker so when working with an oil or a solvent based paint marker one needs to just take the necessary precautions and understand you are dealing with something that is not non toxic.


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