Apr 06 2011

What is acrylic paint?

Category: Arts & Crafts


Acrylic PaintAcrylic paint is a type of water based paint containing plastic acrylic resins and pigments. It is a multipurpose type of paint that is popular with artists today because it dries quickly, mixes easily with water, is non-toxic, and adheres to a number of substrates. Many painters use acrylic paint to adjust the appearance and texture work. Acrylic paint is not limited to artistic paintings, however. It can be used for a number of other purposes including crafts and specific exterior/outdoor uses. Craft acrylic paint is a special subset of acrylic paint that can be used on a number of surfaces besides canvas such as wood, metal, fabrics, and certain ceramics. Exterior acrylics are paints that can withstand the weather, UV light, and other outdoor conditions. Like craft acrylics, they are able adhere to a number of substrates which makes them perfect for special projects like outdoor murals and signs.

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