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on how to paint in oils.
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I'm building up the layers on this round board, making sure that I start with a thin layer and end in a thick layer of paint. The "thick on thin" rule is the one rule that must be adhered to in oils. If a thin layer of paint is applied to a thick layer, it will result in the thin layer on top cracking. The thick layer underneath takes longer to dry and expand, cracking the already dry top layer.