Liquid Clear is exciting to use – it will give the wet-on-wet base coat needed, but IT WILL NOT dilute the intensity of your colors – keeps the paint dark and bright. As I explained with Liquid White, it needs applied in a very thin coat. However, Liquid Clear will need to be applied even more sparingly. An extremely thin coat! Liquid Clear will not need stirred as you do with the Liquid White and Liquid Black. Liquid Clear has a sticky feel to it – it is like you are painting with honey…. at least to me, that is how I describe it. You must use it sparingly. Since it is clear, it is difficult to see. Standing off to the side and looking at your canvas will help you to see where it has been applied and where you may have missed. Pay close attention to the corners and edges. Where your canvas is shiny, then there is Liquid Clear on it. If it is dull and flat, it is dry, it did not receive any Liquid Clear.
Bob Ross Wet-on-Wet technique requires us to make our canvas “wet”. For this, we apply Liquid White, Liquid Clear or Liquid Black. Depending on what you are painting will determine if you use Liquid White, Liquid Clear or Liquid Black. Today, I will discuss Liquid White – which is the most commonly used base paint.