There’s More to Acrylic Paint Than meets the eye

Paint is awesome isn’t it, it’s ability to change the look and feel of a place is second to none which probably explains its popularity and, the reason for it being the number one, ‘go to’ solution for decorators and DIY lovers.

Plain and simple

Despite its ability to transform whatever it is applied to, paint is anything but plain or simple, in fact things like acrylic paints are pretty fascinating when you break them down and see what makes them what they are.

A science

Acrylic paint has received a huge amount of research and development over the year, making it one of the fastest-drying paints available on the market today. It contains pigments contained in an acrylic polymer emulsion as well as things called plasticizers, silicon oils, defoamers, stabilizers, and metal soaps. Some specialist paint suppliers even make their own acrylic paints in Weston-Super-Mare, a quick Internet search can give you some detail.

Water resistant

The majority of acrylic paints are water-based, but once dried, they become water-repellent. Depending on how much the paint is diluted with water or changed using acrylic gels, mediums, or pastes, the completed acrylic painting can resemble a watercolour, gouache, or oil painting, or, even have its own distinct qualities.


Acrylic paint works well on a variety of surfaces, including canvas, paper, cardboard, wood, polymer clay, air-dry clay, stone, and plaster. Fabric, metal, glass, and plastic are common materials too, but they must first be prepared, and the paint must then be sealed.

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