These are fine art paint markers. Made with fine art materials. You can rely on the highest quality professional paint when you use Acrylic Marker. Pigments are processed using the latest basket bead-mill technology, where tiny reinforced ceramic beads give fine dispersion, great colour development, strength and brightness. You get true colour purity and archival stability in a pen. They’re also safe to use. Acrylic Markers are independently tested by the Art and Creative Materials Institute at Duke University, and hold the Approved Safety (AP) seal.
HOW TO USE:
- Activate it with a good shake to thoroughly mix the paint.
- Press the nib down a few times on scrap material to open the internal valve and start the flow – paint is released whenever the nib is depressed, so don’t overwork it as you’ll get too much paint.
- When paint appears on the nib, pause and wait until it’s stopped travelling down the fibres before pressing it again. Then, when it’s adequately saturated, test the flow on scrap material and you are good to go.
- Repeat as necessary as you work and remember to keep the lid on when not in use, to stop the paint from evaporating.
- Too much paint coming out? It’s usually because you’re pushing down too hard (or often) on the nib. Fix it by wiping away the excess paint, don’t pump the nib and your marker should be good to go again.
- Dirty nib? If the paint is still wet, take the nib out and rinse it with warm water. If it’s dried-on paint or it’s simply looking a bit worn out, go for a replacement nib. They’re easy to fit and will return your markers to full precision. Choose from a pack of 15mm nibs for the wide marker, or the mixed pack of 2mm bullet and chisel nibs for the fine marker.
- Paint not flowing smoothly? It probably needs a good shake to mix the formula properly. Remember to store your markers horizontally to avoid heavier elements settling in the valve.