Re: tips for working with enamels?
Buy lots of thinner (turpentine), use separate brushes from your acrylics, paint in a well ventilated area and wear a mask to avoid headaches etc.. latex gloves or barrier cream are a good idea and stay well away from any ignition sources as it's also very flammable! Enamels are harder than acrylics but not as tough so they crack easily.
PS wash your brushes and hands in thinner straight away then use soap and warm water.
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