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GOLDEN Paints: Acrylic Paints

Acrylic paint is one of the most popular paints for artists and those looking to get started in acrylic painting, crafting, pouring, fluid and more. Find only the best beginner, artist and professional acrylics and sets on sale at Jerry's.
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Acrylic Paint

Acrylic paint is one of the most popular paints for professionals, artists, and those looking to get started in painting, art classes, crafting, pouring, fluid, ceramics and more. Acrylic paints are much like any other paint in that it is made from a simple combination of ground pigment and a binder. They are water-based and easier to wash out of brushes and most art materials. Shop and save on high quality acrylics for artists and professionals at Jerry’s Artarama.

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Acrylic Painting Tips

Acrylic paint dries very quickly when applied in thin coats, and work well on materials such as posters and signs. As compared to oil paint they allow the use of other media on top of the dried surface and can be used in high gloss or matte finishes.
To slow the drying time, use an extender which is an acrylic medium that slows drying time while increasing the "open time" of artist paints. This allows you to blend colors and edges with ease. Jerry's Artarama carries a large selection of artist acrylic paints from leading brands such as SoHo Acrylics, GOLDEN Acrylics, Liquitex Acrylics, Amsterdam Acrylics, Old Holland, Sennelier, Van Gogh, Winsor & Newton and more on sale.

It is always highly recommended to use better brushes for your art and paintings. Better acrylic painting brushes are very important in your final outcome to insure a better experience and achieve a better desired result.

Is Acrylic Paint Waterproof?

Acrylic paint is not waterproof, but it may be somewhat water-resistant when it dries and can withstand some exposure to water without immediately smudging or dissolving. It can still be affected by prolonged contact with moisture so to make your paintings waterproof, you must apply a sealant: You can apply a art varnish or sealant over the dried paint to create a protective layer on the surface, making the painting more resistant to water damage, UV light, and other environmental factors.

What Do You Use to Seal Acrylic Paint?

To seal acrylic paint, you can use a varnish or enamel spray. There are multiple options to choose from depending on the type of finish you want. Select from varnishes made of polymer or resin, choose to brush or spray your varnish on, and decide whether you prefer a satin, gloss, or matte finish.

What's the Difference Between Acrylic and Regular Paint?

The main difference between acrylic and regular, or latex, paint is that acrylic paints are chemical-based and latex paints are water-based. Both of these types of paint are made with acrylic resin and polymers, but the base is what differentiates them. Other differences between acrylic and regular paint include:
Acrylic is more sun and water-resistant than regular paint.
Acrylic is elastic while regular paint is more prone to chipping.
Greater difficulty cleaning up acrylic paint than regular paint because acrylic is chemical-based.
Regular paint has fewer volatile organic compounds (VOCs) because it is water-based.
Acrylic paint tends to be more expensive than regular paint.

Save with the experts at Jerry’s Artarama

Are you looking for better artist acrylic paints on sale? Shop Jerry’s Artarama for the the best values and top of the line materials. We carry an extensive selection of artist paints, including acrylic mediums, oil paint, and gouache paint. Our experts and trusted team packs every order with care and consideration to ensure your order arrives quickly and accurately.