Sep
21
2013

Turner Acryl Gouache, the super hybrid paint

 

It's a Gouache, it's an Acrylic, it's...Turner Acryl Gouache!

Although acrylic colors are very versatile and have been employed in more uses than any other type of paint, they still are lacking something, they have been missing the opacity and matte properties of gouache. If you were looking to get those matte and opaque colors with acrylics, you had to paint layer over layer again and again and then the surface of the painting would become so slippery, any overpainting was next to impossible! Well not anymore with Turner Acryl Gouache, the fast drying decorative acrylic!

Turner Acryl Gouache (pronounced gwaash) is a fast drying, matte acrylic paint that gives off opaque brilliance and can be laid down in many uses making acrylic paints even more versatile. It's fully pigmented and are most colors are totally light fast. Another great feature of the Acryl gouache is that the color stays constant. No matter how much you spread it, there won't be darker and lighter areas of the same color. The color stays throughout the drying process and is quite permanent as a result of the binding substance in gouache. They can also bind to just about any surface and have been used in many different ways from illustrations to tole painting to the world of fashion. Now, lets go over some of the great properties which make this paint so special.

Paintability:

Turner Acryl Gouache has been a favorite of illustrators and painters alike because of its easy paintability. It spreads smooth and consistent. The color doesn't vary from lighter to darker as much as other paints when spread out over a canvas or paper surface and if thinned with water, the colors can spread even further.

Lightfastness:

With the exceptions of their decorative and fluorescent paint ranges, Acryl Gouache is incredibly lightfast although this paint was not made for outdoor use, so indoor use is intended.

Adhesiveness:

One of the main benefits of using a gouache is its adhesiveness since one of the main ingredients is some sort of glue like substance used to thicken it. The adhesiveness is what originally attracted Artists to use this paint for tole painting, or the painting of furniture, glass, metal, etc. Even though this is a hybrid acrylic gouache, it's adhesiveness is still much higher than other kinds of paints. It can bind to wood, stone, paper, metal, cloth, acryl board and even clay!

Quick Drying Time:

Since Acryl Gouache is such a pigment rich paint, it dries considerably quicker than acrylic colors and dries to a hard film. This is one of the reasons illustrators prefer using gouache and acrylic gouache-the quick drying time helps make deadlines! Word to the wise though: artists using this paint should be ready to keep their brushes and palettes wet because we aren't kidding about how fast this does dry.

Painted with Turner Acryl Gouache

Water-Resistance:

Just like an acrylic paint, once dry, this paint is very water resistant and you can paint over it easily. Now if you thin the paint before use, some of the colors lose their water resistant properties, but for pure painting with them, they should be just fine.

And finally, price:

Turner Acryl Gouache can be found at a great value at Jerry's Artarama! And right now, you can find this paint at 62% off list price. It's a great opportunity to try out this versatile, easy to use, quick drying paint! And if you've used Turner Acryl Gouache before, let us know what you thought of it in the comments below. With 8 different color ranges, you'll definitely find what you're looking for!

 

 

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